I like Garrison better when he sticks to a Prairie Home Companion. He had many poignant observations in this book, but most of the time he comes off as so embittered at all republicans who are apparently all greedy, selfish, heartless monsters. Unfortunately, there's definitely some truth to that, and the amount of corruption in politics only gets worse when more and more money is involved. But just like any other stereotype, it unfairly paints an entire group of people in the most negative light possible.
I have so many things to say on several subjects brought up in the book. But they're much more suited to the family (or personal) blog... if I ever get the nerve/time to get around to actually posting them.