Saturday, July 15, 2006

Don't Buy Another Vote

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased Don't Buy Another Vote: I Won't Pay for a Landslide by Allen Loughry II. Touted as a virtual encyclopedia of political corruption in West Virginia, Don't Buy Another Vote chronicles virtually every major case of political corruption in our state's history and recommends a variety of solutions to reduce the prevalence of corruption in our state's politics in the future.

As a younger West Virginian who was not around for the JFK campaign, the Barron Administration, or the Logan Five and too young to remember the Moore Administration, Judge Ned Grubb, or the falls from power of Senate presidents Dan Tonkovich and Larry Tucker and Majority Leader Si Boettner, Don't Buy Another Vote was an excellent education in our state's history even for a Golden Horseshoe winner.