The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals
Edited by Christopher Monks
Vintage: 347 pp., $14.95 paper
Forget the theatrical success of "The Book of Mormon." What about "Palin! The Musical"? You can't help tapping your toes and singing along during the scene in which the former Alaska governor confronts Levi Johnston about her daughter's maternal condition:
I hunt with a shotgun,
Not a musket or pistol.
I'm holding one now,
Will you marry my Bristol?
It's not a real musical, of course, just the imaginings of New Yorker editor Ben Greenman in "The...