Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

By Christopher Buckley

President of the USA Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the ultimate court docket. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses anyone so loved by means of electorate that the Senate won't have the center to reject her -- pass judgement on Pepper Cartwright, the superstar of the nation's most well-liked fact express, court Six. Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, live on a affirmation conflict within the Senate? Will turning into essentially the most robust girls on this planet damage her love existence? or even if she will be able to make it to the preferrred court docket, how will she get with her 8 hugely skeptical colleagues, together with a floundering leader Justice who, after legalizing homosexual marriage, learns that his spouse has left him for an additional girl. quickly, Pepper unearths herself in the course of a constitutional trouble, a presidential reelection crusade that the president is decided to lose, and oral arguments of a romantic nature. superb Courtship is one other vintage Christopher Buckley comedy concerning the Washington associations so much deserving of ridicule.

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They didn't get many calls. Mostly Duane's buddy looking for him to go drinking or strip a few cars that had broken down on the highway. Their Bud and Babe money they called it, and often right to her face. No, it was not Duane's boys calling this early. M. would find them three hours into the deep sleep of another drinking binge. After the third ring, for some reason, her hand had reached out and plucked up the phone. The man's voice was crisp and professional. He had sounded as though he were reading from a script and her sleep-clouded mind had pretty much reasoned that he was trying to sell her something.

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The information was readily available, he had replied, so authoritatively that she instantly believed him. But she already had a job, she had told him. He asked what her salary was. She refused to answer at first and then, opening her eyes while Lisa suckled contentedly, she told him. She wasn't sure why. Later, she would think that it was a premonition of things to come. Because that's when he had mentioned the pay. One hundred dollars per weekday for a guaranteed two weeks. She had quickly done the arithmetic in her head.

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