A high school dropout from the backwaters of Louisiana becomes President of the United States?
From the writer who is already drawing comparisons to Mark Twain, comes this new hilarious but thought-provoking novel by David Pierson.
Wally Zeringue, an entrepreneur who gains notoriety with his one-minute editorials that promote his Capitol Cards, wins the nomination as Vice President for a major political party. And, when the President-elect dies days before the Inauguration, Wally ascends to the highest office in the land.
The new President, however, has enemies in low places. One in particular is Dan Bitterman, a former classmate who is now a reporter for the Evangeline Press-Dispatch, the President's hometown weekly newspaper.
With his two secret informants (Cassandra and Judas Iscariot), Dan uncovers dirt on the new President, and the nation's intelligentsia join in as Dan turns out one expose after another.
Meanwhile, President Zeringue, a businessman who has never held elective office, implements radical changes in the way the country conducts its business.
This is a book that will have the reader laughing and then thinking, laughing and then thinking.
"And Lead Us Not is a novel I would have written if I were still alive." –Mark Twain