The world of D.C. politics is a fertile one for satire and nobody plows it better than Christopher Buckley. As a former speechwriter for the first President Bush (and the son of National Review founder William F. Buckley), Buckley knows the Washington scene as an insider -- and he's also hilariously funny. Those two qualities enable him to skewer the overblown egos, pretensions and nonsense of national politics like few can. Supreme Courtship tells the story of what happens when a popular TV judge is nominated to the Supreme Court. That hook sold me on the book and the execution is admirable. One of the funniest things I've read in quite a while, but also one of the smartest.