Teaser Tuesdays: The Presidential Edition

Today’s teaser is from the book “Ambling into History: the unlikely odyssey of George W. Bush by Frank Bruni. I thought I would read something presidential since the inauguration is this week.

In this chapter Bruni is writing about the hardships of following a candidate on the campaign trail. In this passage he is covering smoking. Here it is:

“On three occasions, several of us lit up only a few yards from the campaign plane — we had just been in the air, and deprived, for two or three hours — and were threatened by airport officials with $10,000 penalites. It was apparently not a good idea to strike matches or play with any kind of fire on a tarmac, around all that jet fuel. Who knew?” — Ambling into History, by Frank Bruni, page 192.

This book has been very funny. Bruni has a great sense of humor and it is making this book a great read. The book is primarily about the 2000 presidential elections told from the point of view of a reporter following President Bush (then governor Bush) around during the election. I can’t wait to finish it!

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7 Comments on “Teaser Tuesdays: The Presidential Edition”

  1. BooksPlease Says:

    How funny and apt!

  2. bluestockingbb Says:

    That’s a funny quote.

    Teaser

  3. Wendi Says:

    Great teaser and very appropriate for today! 🙂

    Here’s my Teaser! ~ Wendi

  4. Staci Says:

    I’m sure being on the campaign trail came to be very tedious and stressful!! It would be hard to not be able to smoke (if you do) when you’re frazzled!! Great teaser!!

  5. Margot Says:

    Nice that you tied the book with events of the day.

  6. Bumbles Says:

    Very cool. Reminds me of the documentary, Bush’s Brain, which was a female journalist’s travels as part of his press corp during the same election.


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