In the days after the 2008 presidential election, we heard that Sarah Palin thought Africa was one big country. We heard that the leak came from Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser. And then, within forty-eight hours, we heard that he was a fraud, a fake, and that Martin Eisenstadt didn't exist.Maybe he doesn’t. But in a world where "news" can spread like wildfire on the Internet and a hoax can tell you more about politics than the facts, Martin Eisenstadt—whose blog and think tank fooled the world—has something to tell us. With the savviness of Primary Colors and the playfulness of Forrest Gump, his book is a mix of political intrigue, campaign-trail escapades, and cyberspace detective work. From debate preparation with Sarah Palin to his mother’s basement, from Liberation of Iraq softball games to Saturday Night Live; from his campaign for casinos in the Green Zone to happy hour in Washington, we follow a neocon pundit on his travels. This is his version of the election campaign.
“Mirvish and Gorlin have produced Eisenstadt's memoir, a chronicle of his years in American politics and a fictional attempt to dispel those nasty rumors that he doesn't exist. It's a fiendishly fun book, full of startling revelations.” —David Pitt, Booklist
“So who did tell Fox News that [Sarah] Palin could not identify the countries involved in NAFTA and that she thought Africa was a country instead of a continent? Turns out it was Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, who has come forward today to identify himself as the source of the leaks.” —David Shuster, MSNBC“Now a pair of obscure filmmakers, Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin, say they created Martin Eisenstadt… But under the circumstances, why should anyone believe a word they say?” —Richard Pérez-Peña, The New York Times
Martin Eisenstadt is a political strategist and conservative analyst, and is a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy and founder and president of the influential Eisenstadt Group. An expert on Near Eastern military and political affairs, Mr. Eisenstadt worked alongside Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, offering advice and liaising with the Jewish community in particular. Prior to that, he consulted on the Rudolph Giuliani campaign, as well as for numerous corporate and multinational organizations on issues of security and policy development. Mr. Eisenstadt has been an influential voice in public policy debate for over a decade.
Marty tell America about his new book, coming out on the one year anniversary of the historic 2008 presidential election.