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A look inside 'The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals'

A look inside 'The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals'

-------------------- 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 McSweeney's Book of Politics &...

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