Sunday, January 4, 2009

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

4 stars

President of the United States, Donald Vanderdamp, is trying to curb government spending. He rejects every single bill that Congress puts his way. Needless to say, Congress isn't happy about this. When one of the Supreme Court justices suddenly has to retire, the Senate Judiciary Committee refuses to accept the first two nominations that the President sends forth. Both are men that are extremely qualified with no skeletons in the closet. The President decides to bite back by nominating Pepper Cartwright for the job. Pepper is the star of the nation's number one reality show, Courtroom Six. America loves Pepper and the Senate Judiciary Committee knows that if they hang her like they did the last two well qualified candidates chosen by the President, America will not be happy.

This is my first book by Buckley. It's a biting, very funny political satire. I will be reading more of Buckley's books in the future.


Linda Jacobs said...

I don't normally go for political novels but this sounds like something I might enjoy.

A well-written review!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Linda! I don't usually like political novels either, but I love funny!