In today's installment of Patriots, the Right begins to feel "buyer's remorse" about its newly elected president. The first stirrings of mutiny are heard—and Daphne tries to draw Walter into the plot.
Read Chapters 6 & 7 here.
Two more chapters will be serialized in the Huffington Post on Friday. One more will follow Saturday. The book launches Monday. If you've enjoyed this sample of the book, I hope you'll buy a copy. Patriots will be available from all online retailers as an e-book and as a paperback from Amazon (only).
Watch this space for book tour news.
The story to date:
Chapter 1, in which we meet Walter and Valerie, can be read here.
Chapter 2, in which Valerie and Walter move to Washington, is here.
In Chapter 3, Walter starts work in a Senate office, meets his first D.C. powerbroker, and learns the rules of Washington partisanship.
In Chapter 4, Walter's girlfriend Valerie gets a job too, as a party planner. The country's ruling class gives a lot of parties, after all, and even in a nasty recession, personal services to that class remain a growth opportunity.
In Chapter 5, Walter enters D.C.'s largest and most important conservative think tank. He discovers he is a "wealth creator" and begins to absorb the Constitutionalist philosophy.
And here again is my op-ed about why I'm doing all this.