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Random Awesome Passages From Rep. Steve Israel’s ‘The Global War on Morris’

The budding writer. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The budding writer. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., rolls out his book tour for his satirical novel “The Global War on Morris,” Roll Call After Dark makes note of some of the book’s passages, in a random and hopefully entertaining manner.

  • “Refined social graces are imperative in the moments before skulking into a motel room for some primitive grunting. It lends a certain air of decorum.”
  • “And when she dropped her Long Island accent, and began pronouncing her Rs, it was a sign of formality.”
  • “Cheney felt his heart thumping.”
  • “In the Martyrs of Militancy safe house — also known as the Feldstein family condo in Boca — Hassan found a quiet room away from his comrades.”
  • “Caryn had to work that night, but didn’t mind. She considered her job an observation post, where she could collect material for her planned documentary on the economic plight of retail workers, tentatively titled ‘Mall Stall.’ Plus, the overtime was decent and she had a 401k.”

Want more? Israel reads from his novel at Politics and Prose at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW on Wednesday at 7 p.m.  

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