It was during the 2008 presidential race that author Christopher Buckley’s delightful novel, Supreme Courtship,
was released. Presciently, in the book, he had pitted two characters
against each other: a senator who had run for president, served as
chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, and who “just couldn’t shut
up,” against a “glasses-wearing, gun-toting television hottie.” Months
after the novel was conceived, Governor Sarah Palin turned out to be a
nominee for Vice President running against then Senator Joe Biden. It
truly was a case of life imitating fiction, Buckely later recalled in an
interview. “I am announcing my retirement from satire,” he joked.
This “anything can happen here, it’s Washington” attitude also permeates a much buzzed about new novel, O, by a Washington insider who prefers to remain anonymous.