Snafu by Simon Plaster
A Tale of Presidential Election and a Girl

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What happens in a Presidential Election year when a major political party takes a greeting card sentiment . . . EVERYBODY COUNTS . . . runs it through a Washington focus group and turns essentially a smily face into a campaign slogan? Nothing happens, up to that point, except politics as usual. But when people are forced to take the bumper sticker seriously, as a strict rule of Constitutional Law . . . SNAFU! . . . that's what happens. And with the U.S. Supreme Court otherwise engaged, unable to decide things for a confused electorate, the news media look to the strangest of places for guidance . . . namely to a rural county in Oklahoma, where . . . * John "Buzz" Hunter, a campaign coordinator for the Democratic Party National Committee, finds that Oklahoma state politics mirror the national picture, or maybe vice versa. Along with his young nephew and protege, Bobby, he learns that ---- like they say ---- when you get right down to it, all politics is local. * Virgil Carter, on the other hand, throws his hat into a race for County Commissioner ---- with no hope nor desire to win ---- and finds himself in the national spot light. The New York Times calls the local election a contest of proxies for the Presidential candidates, and names Virgil ---- a door to door pots and pans salesman ---- the new darling of the Democratic Party. * Professor Alexander Lehough, an expert on almost everything ---- notably including the common fly ---- reluctantly agrees to take on an analysis of the Electoral College system for the Republican National Committee. Though a longtime PIP ---- "Progressive Independent Professor" ---- he becomes increasingly conflicted about almost everything, notably including his wife and fellow academic, Charlene. * Henryetta Hebert, reporter for a small town newspaper based in Okmulgee County, is assigned to the "locally national" story of the County Commissioner Election. In the process, she gets drawn into coverage of the concurrent Presidential Election, puzzles over this and that, points her readers here and there ---- falls semi-in-love ---- and in the end, makes a last ditch effort to rescue a gripping story about a national crisis. SNAFU ---- a word for muddle ---- is the apt title of this epic Tale of Presidential Election and a Girl by Simon Plaster.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published September 28, 2012 by Mossik Press. 194 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A satirical send-up of everyone involved in American politics—the Electoral College, journalists, Democrats, Republicans, and especially the South—poking fun at a culture that takes itself too seriously, from an author who doesn’t.

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Snafu: A Tale of Presidential Election and a Girl by Simon Plaster is a brilliant combination of satiric writing and comedic relief.

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“Last month I broke the axel of my Dodge Ram not six blocks from my own house.” In his outrageous redneck political satire, somewhat akin to Mayberry RFD meets Swing Vote, Simon Plaster takes a Will Rogers-like tack to poke fun at politics, politicians, and the system by which Americans elect t...

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