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The 28th Amendment – Author Blog

The now-retired television show The West Wing had (and still has, apparently) many loyal and devoted fans who saw that Aaron Sorkin and his alter-ego Jed Bartlet were doing a far better job running the country than the Bush Administration ever did or could.

This fantasy is the premise of my novel The 28th Amendment: an actor who portrays a fictional US president on television does his job a little too well, and gets drafted into the 2020 presidential campaign — threatening the re-election prospects of the real (Republican) president.

In my book the TV show is called The Oval Office, the fictional president is Alvin Bosco (a different kind of pear), and the real president is Burton Grove (i.e. George Bush) – so anyone who watched The West Wing will quickly recognize the milieu.

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