"In terms of political impact it is not a takedown but a buildup. Dick Morris says its sensational charges will only "embolden" her. They will certainly tend to inoculate her against future and legitimate criticism and revelations. The book is poorly written, poorly thought, poorly sourced and full of the kind of loaded language that is appropriate to a polemic but not an investigative work.There have already been written good biographies of Hillary Clinton by Barbara Olson, Joyce Milton, Dick Morris, Peggy Noonan, and liberal David Brock. This Klein book is already a best seller, so there is obviously a big market for a Hillary biography. Ms. Noonan writes that Edward Klein's book was written to garner the dollars of a conservative market, but, as is usually the case with the media and with liberals, he has assumed that conservatives are stupid. Don't prove him (and them) right! Don't buy this book!
"Here are some significant things about Mr. Klein's book: It comes from an establishment journalist who's had his professional ticket punched at the New York Times magazine and Newsweek. He has no conservative bona fides; he says he is and appears to be essentially apolitical. This is an anti-Hillary book by the MSM. It has been heavily promoted not by a conservative publication but by Vanity Fair magazine, which published a big fat juicy chapter in its famous 'Deep Throat'; issue. Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair's editor, is the author of an anti-Bush book, passionately opposed to Iraq, and no one's idea of a wing-nut."
Read the real "honest-to-goodness" truth about Hillary here:
- The Case Against Hillary Clinton
- Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Rewriting History
- American Evita : Hillary Clinton's Path to Power
"This is one of the most sordid volumes I've ever waded through. Thirty pages into it, I wanted to take a shower. Sixty pages into it, I wanted to be decontaminated. And 200 pages into it, I wanted someone to drive stakes through my eyes so I wouldn't have to suffer through another word."Outside the Beltway, The Strata-Sphere and Decision '08 have good comments on this subject. Trackedback at Basil's Blog.