Fire Breathing Liberal!

Wexler’s ‘Fire-Breathing Liberal’ is hot seller
By George Bennett Wednesday, June 4, 2008, Palm Beach Post
Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned To Survive (And Thrive) In The Contact Sport Of Congress is the No. 15 seller on this afternoon.
That’s 14 spots below former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s What Happened and eight notches above Barack Obama’s Audacity Of Hope.
Wexler’s publication date is June 24. The Amazon sales are pre-orders. link to story
His book schedule is at the bottom.

Colbert Report
Boca Raton's Congressman Robert Wexler makes a repeat visit to the Colbert Report to promote his new book, Fire Breathing Liberal!

Colbert Report ~ June 26, 2008
The full episode which includes the gas crisis, a new DC gun law, fireworks are patriotic & Congressman Wexler found here:

Wexler going back to Colbert, despite previous controversy
By Kris Kitto
Posted: 06/23/08
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) can’t get enough of Stephen Colbert.
The lawmaker returns Thursday to the television studio where a few cocaine-and-hooker jokes the comedian coaxed out of him in July 2006 earned Wexler a level of notoriety that reached far beyond the satirical news show’s late-night time slot.
“Many people have asked me exactly what I was thinking when I said these things,” Wexler writes in his new book, Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress.
“The answer’s simple. This is a comedy show. What separated me from a lot of journalists is that I realized it was a joke.”
Wexler, who is going on “The Colbert Report” to promote his book, is making his first solo appearance on the program since the cocaine-prostitute segment. rest of the story


Robert Wexler breathes fire at GOP with new book
By JOHN THOMASON Forum Publishing Group
From the Sun-Sentinel
June 26, 2008
From promoting diplomacy in the Middle East to delivering a thousand soccer balls to tsunami-ravaged children in Indonesia to making sure Jewish military officers received their deserved war medals decades after the conflict, Rep. Robert Wexler has accomplished a great deal in his 18 years of public service.But it wasn't until Wexler good-naturedly joked about the joys of combining cocaine and prostitutes on a now legendary appearance on "The Colbert Report" – running unopposed for the 2006 midterms, he was egged on by host Stephen Colbert to say something that would otherwise lose him the election – that the congressman's actions became the stuff of national news. rest of the story:


Congressman Robert Wexler's Schedule
[will be updated weekly]

West Palm Beach: July 1 ~ 2 to 3 p.m. Wexler set to appear at West Palm LibraryU.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Fire-Breathing Liberal, from 2 to 3 p.m. July 1 at the West Palm Beach Public Library.Books will be on sale during the free event. The library is at 100 Clematis St.The event is free; no reservations are required. For information, visit or call 561-868-7700.

Please send any known schedule additions to with WEXLER in the subject line. thanks!

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