After the president-elect dies from a head injury, political wheeler and dealers debate and jockey for position as to whether the electoral votes pledged to the president-elect now need to go to his dimwit running mate. Reprint.
What happens if the President-elect of the United States dies before the Electoral College has a chance to officially vote him in? What happens if the Vice President-elect is a man who nobody dreams could be President? What happens if the highest office in the land is suddenly up for grabs—and the most ruthless pols, the smoothest power brokers, the minions of the media, and just plain ordinary citizens get into the wildest act in the three-ring circus of American politics? You don’t have to wonder. A four-time Emmy winner and veteran of CNN and ABC News, Jeff Greenfield has written a novel that does for politics what Catch-22 did for war. Read it and weep—with sidesplitting laughter.“A juicy, laugh-out-loud novel written with biting wit and piercing satire . . . hilariously plausible.”—Washington Post Book World“This year’s meanest, funniest, liveliest political novel!”—Philadelphia Inquirer