"Defense spending is now being squeezed out of the budget because of the explosion in entitlement spending," Perry complains.
If, after all that, you're still hoping for a recommendation on what book to take to the beach, here's this reviewer's bottom line:
Most readable: Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue."
Least readable: Mitt Romney, "No Apology."
Most difficult political tightrope act: Romney, "No Apology."
Most intriguing new author: Rick Perry, "Fed Up."
Most appealing life story: Tim Pawlenty, "Courage to Stand."
Most terrifying jeremiad: Newt Gingrich, "To Save America."