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wild look behind the scenes of a desperate campaign"
The Connecticut Post
With only a few months until Election Day, presidential-hopeful Senator
Ben Phillips is getting battered in the polls and his staff is getting
desperate. Smart, capable, fair, and honest, Phillips is the perfect
man for the job—but he bores the voting public because he's such
a straight arrow. Fortunately, political guru Thomas Campman has
had an epiphany: all the candidate needs to revitalize his image—and
to clear his path to the White House—is a tiny fake sex scandal,
because there's nothing more humanizing than a harmless bit of dirt from
Though it takes some convincing, Phillips gives Campman the green light.
The plan is set in motion, and, right on schedule, a phony former mistress
steps forward to accuse the senator of infidelity. But scandals--even
the premeditated kind--rarely go as planned. Before long, Campman's scheme
snowballs into a three-ring circus complete with a linguistically challenged
Mexican chauffeur who thinks he's James Bond, a highly sexed middle-aged
woman who's convinced she'll never land one of the really good guys, and
a political cub reporter for TeenVibe magazine who's sure he's
on the trail of the biggest story since Watergate.
writes with a deliciously jaundiced eye ... a twisted plot and characters
worthy of Carl Hiaasen"
you’re looking for a great fun summer political read, you have to
read The Scandal Plan…The author is a big new talent named
Bill Folman…If you like the movie Wag the Dog and like
laughing out loud, take The Scandal Plan to the beach, and people
will be asking you what’s so funny."
--Matt Miller, host of Left, Right & Center
"Anyone who treats politics as a comedy must be either brilliant
or insane. The Scandal Plan is thankfully and fantastically both
This is the good stuff."
Meltzer, New York Times bestselling
author of The Book of Fate