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Who is MrsBud?

A dear late friend and boss nicknamed me 'MrsBud' in 1986 and it stuck. My license plate has been 4MRSBUD since 1988. My husband Richard and I even owned a chain of MrsBud's Florist shops in Sacramento the early '90s.

I was born in Glendale, CA, in 1957 (hence the Twitter handle @MrsBud57). I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the Glendale/Burbank border during the 1960's. Richard and I were married in 1983 and live in NW Los Angeles County.

My professional background is in book publishing, having started in college textbook production in 1978. I had a very successful (but stressful) career and semi-retired in 1996. Richard is a newspaper publisher in the South Bay of L.A., and we have published and sold newspapers and magazines over the last 30 years. I still do freelance editing and production from my home office graphics studio.

— Chris Budman (MrsBud)

The Smear, by Sharyl Attkisson

The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote, by Sharyl Attkisson

The veteran journalist and best-selling author of Stonewalled exposes the practices of opposition research to reveal how political leaders use their influence to shape public opinion, connecting popular misconceptions to strategic smear campaigns that have influenced voters.

The Swamp, by Eric Bolling

The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It, by Eric Bolling

The New York Times best-selling author of Wake Up America and cohost of Fox News’ The Five chronicles various stories of political scandal in Washington, D.C., and ends by offering recommendations on how President Trump can rid America’s capital of political corruption.