TRAVERSE CITY — Wayne Lobdell said politics can be a tricky subject to discuss, but it does not have to be that way.
“I find that politics is getting too vicious,” said Lobdell, of Traverse City. “There is a lot of misrepresentation and a lot of anger. I like to write and I like to follow politics. “
The restaurant owner released the book “Rachel versus Sean with Jackson in the Middle” last November. A moderate bartender named Jackson converses with two guests of differing political views.
Lobdell said Sean is named for the conservative Sean Hannity, while Rachel is based on the liberal Rachel Maddow.
“I decided to write a fictional story about compromise,” he said. “They do it sensibly and they don’t get angry.”
He said his story is set in Washington D.C. and aims to show a civil and respectful discourse. Lobdell said, for example, Sean fully…