by Bob Bauman
The Sovereign Investor
Imagine the great American humorist Mark Twain returning to comment on this U.S. election year. Even his poisonous disdain for politics might be exhausted trying to chronicle the Clinton-Trump circus.
Twain nursed a special dislike for America’s national legislature and its members. In 1897, he judged the U.S. Congress thusly: “There is no distinctly native American criminal class, save Congress. Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”
The pending publication of a scandalous new book, The Confessions of Congressman X, is described as “a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.” Clues hint the hidden author may be a U.S senator, but whoever he is, this book serves as sad proof of Twain’s century-old opinions.