The Dancer's Dead
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This is the story of Barbara Ann Radnofsky's campaign to win the 2006 Texas race for the U.S. Senate seat held by senior senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Barbara Ann is the first woman in history to win the Texas Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. Senate.
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Jul 30, 2009"Why?" Wow. I'm definately not a fan of Radnofsky anyway, but this REALLY settles it. I thought I was going to get a healthy dose of standard liberal, Michael Moore faire, but I instead got the mad ravings of a crazy woman. Does Barbara Radnofsky have 130 cats in her house? That's what I kept thinking as I read this. As for her trips across Texas, her surprised observations of ordinary Texans make it clear that even though she may have lived here her whole life, she never got out much. She seems blissfully ignorant of what makes Texans tick. I mean, how else can you explain going to West Texas and talking about the need to pull out of Iraq immediately. I almost expected her to go to Midland and declare that football was a dangerous and violent sport, as out of touch as she is. I read this as a class assignment. I would much rather have failed the class instead. God, that was abysmal. Please, can I have my life back?
Jun 19, 2008"Embarassing" I wasn't expecting Hemmingway, but this is even worse than I thought. I'll admit I just read the free stuff available online, but that's all you need to see. Please...let the Democrats nominate a real candidate next time...
Feb 28, 2007"Uninspiring" The other critiques here are pretty harsh, but it's hard not to agree with them. I just checked out the preview, and I came away really disappointed. I don't think I've ever read a political memoir that wasn't self-obsessed and frankly, bad. But at least most people wait until they're actually elected to something to do one. Reading her biography, she just seems like some lawyer who decided she wanted to be somebody and run for Senate. She hasn't even been elected to city council, and as someone else remarked, is beating Gene Kelly a real accomplishment to be proud of?
Nov 9, 2006"Not worth my $8.81" "The Dancer is Dead" seems more like "Radnofsky is tasteless toast!" I read the on-line version and was depressed for my political party. Gene Kelley would have made a finer candidate in comparison to the clown I am embarrassed I voted for in the April run-off election. I am a life long Democrat and usually vote straight ticket D in general elections. After reading the book I was even more determined to vote against Radnofsky and for a Senate candidate that does something for my home state and my hometown. Radnofsky is an embarrassment and I am ashamed of myself for voting for her in April 2006. My wife and I followed her campaign and thought there could be some hope. Then my wife showed me a tasteless website advertisement where a sock puppet with blonde hair is used. For any candidate to call a sitting US Senator an aging prom queen, puppet and probably other rude words shows the caliber of her intelligence. Just because you’re a... More > wife, mother, mediator, teacher and whatever else you write about doesn't make you God's gift to the US Senate. What I learned in Catholic school here in Corpus Christi, Texas is that a little humility can go a long way. I urge all readers to donate their money to a worthy cause, like ending world hunger or saving our environment. Don't waste your money on this trash. I made two mistakes this year. First, voting for Radnofsky in April 2006 and second, wasting money on this book. Luckily, I voted for a winner yesterday and no doubt gave my vote to a Senator who has earned it. God Bless Texas!< Less
Oct 22, 2006"To the Republicans posting below (you're not hard to spot)" The reviews below (with one exception repeated for emphasis!) are typical Republican hooligan trashing of the most intelligent candidate the Texas Democratic Party has managed to convince to run for the U.S. Senate in 20 years, or at least since Lloyd Bentsen graced the Senate. And it's obvious most of you never bothered to read the entire book, or you'd KNOW her stands on just about everything. Read the Issues Chart near the end of the book that compares Barbara Ann's stance on everything with that of KBH. This book doesn't pretend to be a edge-of-your-seat thriller...it's intended to be a diary of her journey (500 trips in 2 years) against the odds and the great people of the Great State of Texas that she's met along the way. It's written in an easy-to-read style, and she wrote it herself, using her Blackberry during her many trips across the state. Everyone who's met her in the past two years is pretty impressed... More > with her. And Barbara Ann will be a Senator for ALL the people, not just the privileged few, like the current senior senator from Texas.< Less
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- Barbara Ann Radnofsky
- February 7, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.23 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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