At long last details about the Fox News rage potato's mysterious new thriller novel, The Overton Window, have been revealed. We have a plot summary! Predictably, it's American scare mongering about secret Freedoms Robbers and dangerous radical (read: liberal) plots.
Here's the description:
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.
For Noah Gardner, a twenty something public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome and insulated from the world's problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.
But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future-but Noah, convinced they're just a bunch of freaky conspiracy-theorists, isn't interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.
And then the world changes.
An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don't know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact-or, more importantly, which side to fight for.
But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.
Yay! So which part is better: The idea of the young, sexy, crazy conservative conspiracy theory girl, or the word "handsome"? Both are sad, aspirational brainchildren born of Beck's irradiated oatmeal brain. Through the magic of imagination, he can cast himself as the dashing young playboy and put a younger Sarah Palin in an adventuring catsuit and the pair can run off into the night, solving crimes against American traditionalism and safely waiting to do it until they can get married in a consecrated chapel built out of Lincoln's old house.
And they're aided by a crusading band of "patriots"! This means Teabaggers. So the sexy young protagonists are sidekicked by grouchy old white people from Indiana. Thrilling.
There's probably also something to be said about the whole terrorist attack part and how Beck really seems to relish and love it when we get terrorist attacked because then it means that reactionary jingoism becomes the sentiment of the day, but we don't have the energy.
All we know is, we can't wait to read it.