A steamy new novel about to hit bookstores is - if true - threatening to blow the lid off Congress and the dirty deeds some D.C. lawmakers allegedly engage in to stay in power.
The 84-page book “The Confessions of Congressman X,” is being shopped around as a game changer that gives readers a look into the lascivious lifestyles of politicians and provides a glimpse “at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.”
Mill City Press, the book’s Minneapolis-based publisher, says the name of the author is being kept private because Congressman X “wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.”
A website set up to sell the scandal-heavy tome offers up a few early gems:
- “Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them.”
- "My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything."
- "Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don't know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it'll cost."
- "We spend money we don't have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It’s about getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election.”
The book, which its publisher describes as "deeply disturbing," goes on sale May 24 for $9.95.