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Taft 2012 - a Review
William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States. On the day that his successor, Woodrow Wilson, was sworn into office, he unknowingly decides to act like Rip Van Winkle. He lays down on the ground to rest. Apparently, the ground just sucked him down into its depths, and there he slept for the next hundred years.
He is understandably very hungry when he finally woke up. Who wouldn't be after a hundred years of not eating? Amazingly, he hadn't lost any weight during all of this time.
He stumbles onto the White House lawn during a press conference and ends up being shot in the leg by one of the Secret Service agents. No one could tell at first who he was, and really, who would expect William Howard Taft to come stumbling across the lawn a hundred years after his mysterious disappearance?
It takes time for him to adjust to the way things are in America now compared to how they were when he melted into the ground in 1913. Cell phones and the internet are new. Blacks now have the same rights as white people do and they even eat at the same tables. And his congresswoman great-granddaughter is not ony married to a black man, but they have a biracial daughter.
The abundance of food astounds him. It also astounds him how much of it is processed, majorly processed, and unhealthy. The main manufacturer of this is Fulsom Foods International. His granddaughter has legislation in work that put in place much stricter regulations against companies such as Fulsom Foods International.
When it is discovered who this dirt-covered man wasn't an intruder at all, but William Howard Taft, the 27th President who mysteriously disappeared a hundred years earlier, unbelief sweeps across the country. Americans begin to remember the integrity of his presidency, they remember what a great man he was, what an honest and hard-working man he had been. This man who never really wanted to be President reappears at a time when Americans are crying out for change, a time when Americans want the politicians to be honest, open, and hold to their promises. A cry emerges from the people for change, for an honest man like William Howard Taft to be President.
Taft 2012, by Jason Heller, is a thoroughly enjoyable book that has appropriately been released just before our next Presidential election. This book puts forth the idea that accountability needs to be returned to Washington, D.C. and its political inhabitants. Political issues brought up in the book concern the food industry and the educational system in America as Taft discovers just how much, and how little, this modern America has changed from the one he fell asleep in.
Whether you just want to be entertained or whether you want to learn more about this little known reluctant President who would much rather have been on the Supreme Court, you will enjoy this satirical book from Quirk Books. This book was sent to me free of charge by the publisher. If you would like a copy of this book to read and enjoy yourself, I have provided an Amazon link below.
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