The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: 2012


Thursday, September 20, 2012

by Greg Palast 

I can't believe that I had to write the sequel.

When I wrote The Best Democracy Money Can Buy after the 2000 swipe by Bush and his Ballot Bandits, I thought America would clean up its damn act and start counting ALL the votes. Boy, am I a schmuck.

Just when you thought it was safe to return to the polling booth - the Rove-bots, the sharks and the vultures and the billionaire vote busters, ballot benders and defilers of democracy are back at it big time with 9 ways to steal your vote!

So here's the sequel to The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, but funnier, more desperate, more informative, more important than the first time - and this time with a comic book inside.

Here it is,  Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.

"Palast's funniest and Palast's best" says Pacifica Radio

"Palast's amazing, mind-blowing, literate and disturbingly funny account of what has happened to this country has left me dizzy. Meanwhile, thanks for f$%king up my life." - Jason Alexander aka George from Seinfeld.

I want you to get this book right now because I can't stand the idea that you will walk to the polling booth innocent and unarmed, about to be swallowed.

By whom? By Themis and Datatrust, the Koch Brothers' and Karl Rove's computerized vote munching machines.

The book kicks off with Bobby Kennedy's j'accuse - The Hostile Takeover of Our Country. And in the middle there’s Ted Rall’s 48 page comic book. And then my investigations of soul crushing political terror that reviewers seem to find humorous, yet too informative for you to miss.

Look, I’m donating all my proceeds of this book because I want you to know that I'm writing this not to make a buck but to make a point: America and our kids' lives are on the line. If you think that's too dramatic just read the chapter, "Why Obama is likely to lose in 2012."

Get this right now because it includes the deadly important 9 ways they're going to steal the election as well as the antidote to this poison "7 Ways to beat…"

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, please order at least one copy from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Indiebound.

Bobby, Ted and I will thank you especially if you can support our work with truly needed funds by donating for a book which I will sign. Tweet it, facebook it, post it on your sites, blow out your address books and harass your relatives - if you don’t carry the message, the SuperPAC’s will.

Media: If you have a program and you want me on contact us. If you have a website and want an excerpt contact us.

You can also get with the signed book - 2 posters of 7 ways to Beat the Ballot Bandits… because the vote you save may be your own.

And this time, let's make it the Best Democracy Money Can't Buy.

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Greg Palast is the Author of the recently published, acclaimed book Vultures' Picnic and the New York Times Bestsellers Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

Out this week! Palast's brand new book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.

You can order Billionaires & Ballot Bandits from Barnes & NobleAmazon or Indie Bound. Author's proceeds from the book go to the not-for-profit Palast Investigative Fund for reporting on voter protection issues.

Or donate and can get a signed copy of the book.

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