Molly Ivins & Lou Dubose


Published October 5, 2000 7:44PM (EDT)

In Shrub, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose focus their attention on the biggest politician in their home state: George Walker Bush, or "Shrub," as Ivins has nicknamed Bush the Younger. With wit and down-home wisdom, Ivins shares three pieces of advice on judging a politician: "The first is to look at the record. The second is to look at the record. And third, look at the record."

Ivins takes a good, hard look at the record of a man who could be the leader of the United States. Beginning with his post-college military career, Ivins tracks Dubya's unlikely path from a failed congressional bid to a two-term governorship and gives a perceptive and entertaining analysis of Governor George W. Bush.

Molly Ivins's column is syndicated in over two hundred newspapers, from Anchorage to Miami, including her home paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, she is the co-editor of The Texas Observer and former Rocky Mountain bureau chief for The New York Times. She has a B.A. from Smith College and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Her first book, Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? spent more than three months on The New York Times bestseller list.

Listen to Molly Ivins read an excerpt from her important biography, "Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush."[Random House]

By Lou Dubose

Lou Dubose is editor of the Washington Spectator, and author of "Boy Genius," a political biography of Karl Rove.

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