I CHOSE CAPITOL PUNISHMENT by Art Buchwald

I CHOSE CAPITOL PUNISHMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These are State side, column size pieces by Art Buchwald, the socio-political humorist who is on the Washington beat after 14 years in Paris. He begins with a pungent ""Our Town"" parody -- ""Same old stuff. Notes on disarmament, South letnam, North Korea, Communist China, Argentina, Laos, Algeria, and de Gaulle. Nothing ever changes here."" -and goes on to discuss the Kennedy Clan, physical fitness, the servant problem, the tax dilemma, cocktail parties (real ""Capitol Punishment""), coffee in the Pentagon, and managing the news. There are frequent llusions to Pierre Salinger (""Thanks to Pierre, the National Council on Physical fitness supports our attitude, and says if you're not in condition to take a hike you can still fight communism by making a contribution to Radio Free Europe""); aroline, and her pony, Macaroni; Bobby Kennedy's swimming pool; and Jackie's enchant for old furniture...Buchwald can be wild-eyed, terribly clever, even mpishly vindictive, but too many of us reached our saturation point with Vaughn eader. However, as of the current Time, he is the ""most successful humorous columnist in the U.S."".

Publisher: World