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Taft 2012
by Jason Heller | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Centreville, Virginia USA on 5/6/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Centreville, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Found this at the dollar store. Looks entertaining.

Registered in Centreville, Virginia, USA. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Friday, September 01, 2017

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William Howard Taft disappeared on the day of Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 1913, and reappears suddenly on the White House lawn in 2011. Don't get too bogged down in how/why this happened, because really this book is about what would happen if this largely forgotten president showed up in time to affect the 2012 election. It's interesting to see how people pick and choose Taft's historic stances - as well as the historic events he lived through but did not necessarily endorse - to support whatever political narrative they see fit. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as it were. There were a few more fat jokes than I'd hoped, with repeated references to Taft's appetite, and the over-the-top Evil Corporation was a bit much, but all in all it was a light and pleasantly different read. Oddly, I did not leave it wanting to learn more about the real Taft. A decent diversion but probably of more interest to people who view elections as spectator sport. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Released 1 wk ago (10/15/2017 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA


Bringing this to today's BCinDC meetup in Alexandria, VA. If nobody claims it, it'll be wild released nearby.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSqnutZipswing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Gotten at BCinDC Oct. meet-up. Noticed it had great 1st line!  

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