Keller @ Large: Want The Truth From Washington? There’s A New Book For That

July 25, 2013 11:31 AM
Keller @ Large: Want The Truth From Washington? There’s A New Book For That
" BOSTON (CBS) — It’s always a good feeling to see a local boy or girl make good, and that’s what Newton homeboy Mark Leibovich is doing. He has written the definitive account of how hopelessly compromised Washington D.C. is.

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The book is entitled: “This Town,” and it is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how truly bad things have gotten down in the capital of vanity, hypocrisy and feather-bedding.

Leibovich, an old colleague at the Phoenix who became one of the country’s best feature writers, offers some appalling facts, like this one: forty years ago, only three percent of retiring members of Congress became lobbyists; now 40 to 50 percent of them do "

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