Lou Dubose has covered Texas politics for 25 years. He has worked as editor of The Texas Observer and politics editor of The Austin Chronicle. He is the co-author with Molly Ivins of two bestsellers: Shrub: The Short and Happy Political Life of George W. Bush and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America.
In 2003 he wrote, with Texas Monthly writer Jan Reid, The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress, released in paperback in 2006 under the revised title The Hammer Comes Down: the Nasty, Brutish and Shortened Political Life of Tom DeLay. In 2006 he wrote, with Texas Observer editor Jake Bernstein, Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency. He lives in Austin, Texas.