Dana Milbank discusses his book Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank adopts the tools of an anthropologist to describe the bizarre tribal culture of Washington politicians. Milbank is naughty, acerbic, and straight on target in this funny and appalling portrait of our politicians performing in a milieu that is "extraordinarily tolerant of behaviors that other cultures would immediately attribute to psychiatric disorders"- Politics and Prose
A national political reporter for the Post, Dana Milbank writes Washington Sketch, an observational column about political theater in the White House, Congress and elsewhere in the capital. He covered the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns and President Bush's first term.
Before coming to the Post as a Style political writer in 2000, he covered the Clinton White House for the New Republic and Congress for the Wall Street Journal.
Dana Milbank observes that among politicos in Washington, there is a high tolerance for deviant behavior among members of one's own political party as evidenced by President Bush campaigning for a congressman who was embroiled in a scandal.