Need Help or Should I Really Live Up to My Reputation?
My son has signed up for Advanced Placement US Government and Politics. He has to choose from one of the following three books:
The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
Hardball by Chris Matthews
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Right off the bat it's got my knickers in a twist. Of the three authors I've got two "journalists" with their heads so far up the President's backside it isn't funny. The latter was suspended from Mount Holyoke College for a year for claiming to be a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne in Viet Nam when he never left the classroom in West Point.
I haven't met this teacher but already she's suspect in her choices.
Now, my wife lovingly refers to me as "The First in Line to be Hung." Should I get in line on this issue and volunteer to take the hangman's noose or keep quiet and just help him choose the lesser of the two? (And I say "two" because Hardball is definitely out!)