Posts Tagged ‘sorkin’

More From Our Dysfunctional Senate–Aaron Sorkin Strikes Again

February 5, 2010

And Aaron Sorkin Strikes again.  In the West Wing episode entitled “The Constituency of One” Conservative Senator Carrick (Tom Skerritt), a Democrat from Idaho places a hold on a backlog of military promotions preventing a vote on their promotions so he can secure an expensive but faulty missile launcher to be built in his home state.  In the fictional Senate of the West Wing, one Senator, acting alone, could block the approval of military promotions for dozens of officers.  If only this just occurred in fiction.

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What I Read on the Beach

January 5, 2010

While most people spend beach vacation reading page-turning fiction books, I spent my winter vacation reading Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves and Charles Gasparino’s The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System.
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