Poor Stewardship of Political Power
Peter Schweizer's Profiles in Corruption is a series of eight narratives exploring how America's leading progressives have exercised (mis-used might be a better word) power during their rise to prominence. These eight narratives portray the following individuals: Kamala Harris (former attorney general and senator from California and current vice president), Joe Biden (former senator from Delaware and vice president with Barack Obama and currently president), Cory Booker (senator from New Jersey), Elizabeth Warren (senator from Massachusetts), Sherrod Brown (senator from Ohio), Bernie Sanders (senator from Vermont), Amy Klobuchar (senator from Minnesota), and Eric Garcetti (mayor of Los Angeles). The author states that the pathways of each of these progressives is different but they often fall into specific categories: sweetheart deals, income generation, bending the law, the cover-up, legislation, and publicity (this writer would also add selective enforcement of the law). Schweizer capably develops two major themes: poor stewardship of political power and how power reveals who people really are. With the start of the Biden/Harris administration in January 2021, this book serves as a preview of coming attractions.