Kevin McCarthy, Young Gun
August 31, 2010
McCarthy, whose district includes parts of San Luis Obispo County, and two other conservative Republicans have co-authored a new book, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders” (Simon & Schuster), due out in mid-September..
Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan joined McCarthy in writing the 224-page paperback, which takes it title from a pair of Emilio Estevez-Kiefer Sutherland Westerns from 20 years ago.
Here’s the publisher’s blurb announcing the book:
“Make no mistake: Congressmen Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy are proud Republicans. But they believe the party had lost sight of the ideals it believes in, like economic freedom, limited government, the sanctity of life, and putting families first. This isn’t your grandfather’s Republican party. These Young Guns of the House GOP—Cantor (the leader), Ryan (the thinker), and McCarthy (the strategist)—are ready to take their belief in the principles that have made America great and translate it into solutions that will make the future even better, solutions that will create private sector jobs, maximize individual freedom, and establish a better world for our children.
“This groundbreaking book is a call to action that sets forth a plan for growth, opportunity, and commitment that will propel this country to prosperity once again. Together, the Young Guns are changing the face of the Republican party and giving us a new road map back to the American dream.”
The trio are scheduled to appear on the “Today Show”on September 14. Hopefully they’ll get a better reception than they did on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” where host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman savaged the book and the ad campaign behind it.
“Worst idea ever,” said the morning cable TV host about the book’s ad campaign.
“Young Guns” is currently unranked on Amazon.com.