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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Setting & Symbolism

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Presidential Briefcase

O'Rourke imagines that the President of the United States Carries around a computerized briefcase capable of launching a nuclear assault. This is central to the mythology of the American president.

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of Congress. O'Rourke visits during an off-session and is appalled by the mediocrity of the proceedings.

Supreme Court Building

The Supreme Court Building is the office of the Judicial branch. O'Rourke visits the Supreme Court during the flag-burning trial.

Audi 5000

The Audi 5000 was the vehicle at the center of the "unintentional acceleration incident" scandal. The UAI phenomenon was eventually attributed to user error.

The White House

The White House is the office of the executive branch, where the president lives.

Washington DC

Washington DC is the capital of the United States and is where much of O'Rourke's narrative is located.

American Flag

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