OVERTIME! Release Event
10, 2001-- The
Center for Governmental Studies at the University of Virginia announces
a kick-off event and panel discussion for Larry J. Sabato s new
book, OVERTIME! The Election 2000 Thriller (Longman Publishers,
New York) on Monday, August 13th at the National Press Clubs Holeman
Room in Washington, DC at 2 p.m. The book includes revealing chapters
by Americas most astute political reporters and insiders, including:
* Tom Fiedler, the new executive
editor of The Miami Herald, offers the most brilliant essay on the
new politics of Florida since V.O. Key in Southern Politics three
* Chuck Babington, senior
political correspondent of washingtonpost.com, traveled with Bush
and Gore during the general election campaign and reveals behind-the-scenes
information on the controversial Bush RATS ad and the presidential
* Tim Burger of the New York
Daily News gives never-before reported details on the incident that
may well have cost Bush the popular vote-the last-minute DUI charge.
* Larry Sabato and Joshua
Scott of the UVA Center for Governmental Studies bring a well-rounded
perspective to the text, breaking down the exit poll results and
creating a brand new "Political Map of the United States" in the
* Diana Owen, political scientist
at Georgetown University, carefully examines the news medias dismal
performance in the election-night debacle, exploring the implications
of repeated mistaken calls.
* Ronald Klain and Jeremy
Bash, key legal advisors for Gore-Lieberman 2000, retell the labor
of Sisyphus that the Gore team faced during the Florida recounts,
including answers to questions about the Gore strategy.
* G eorge Terwilliger, a lead
Bush legal counsel, gives a detailed account of the post-election
crisis from the perspective of the Bush camp, including analysis
on the legal proceedings, from Florida County Courts to the United
States Supreme Court.
Chapters were also contributed by
political journalist Jake Tapper of Salon.com and CNN, as well as
one of Americas foremost political analysts, Rhodes Cook of The
Rhodes Cook Letter.
For more information or to reserve
space at the event, contact Joshua Scott at (434) 243-3540 or visit
the Centers website at www.goodpolitics.org.
Contact: Joshua Scott, (434) 243-3540