This deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.
Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.
Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and--against all odds--turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining read full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.
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A sequel that is as good as the first book.
Angus McClintock returns to the House of Commons for a second stint as MP for CP. He remains a character of principle, but is also humorous, poorly-groomed, stubborn, and occasionally thoughtless. In essence, he is a good man with enough flaws that it is both entertaining and inspiring to read about him.
The plot is interesting, and thoughtfully explores a number of issues in Canadian politics, from the differences between good policy and good politics, to negative campaigns, to the role principles play in public life.
If it's not already clear, I loved this book.