Veeps

Veeps
Author: Bill Kelter
Language English
Pages: 287
ISBN10: 1603090037
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.77
ISBN13: 9781603090032
Published: November 1st 2008 by Top Shelf Productions

It's a tired but true clichE that every American Vice President is just a heartbeat away from the most powerful job in the world -- a job they've often never really interviewed for.

Who are these people? Over more than 200 years, the American voters have sent a platoon of rogues, cowards, drunks, featherweights, doddering geriatrics, bigots, and atrocious spellers to Washington D.C. to sit one bullet, cerebral hemorrhage, or case of pneumonia away from the highest office in the land. Veeps tells the sordid, head-scratching, perversely-entertaining stories of these men we've chosen to ride shotgun in the biggest rig in democracy, without ever seriously considering the possibility that they might have to take the wheel.