Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fictional politics

I mean, a lot of what politicians say is fiction, but they're often pretending it isn't. Then again, sometimes they tell stories and it's clear that they're making it up. The Daily Beast offers a quiz matching the politico—or politico relative—with the prose. Try your luck!

TDB: The political novelist set is a surprisingly large clique, a caucus that knows no partisan standard—nor any real literary one. Look at it this way: their shared membership gives Dick Cheney’s wife, Al Gore’s daughter, Jimmy Carter, Newt Gingrich, and now Ralph Nader something else to argue about. In honor of Nader’s newest venture, The Daily Beast challenges you to match the following excerpts with their authors. More...

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