21 June 2005

The Truth About Hillary

Edward Klein has written a rather scathing book about Hillary Clinton - The Truth About Hillary : What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President.

The conservative political movement in the USA are using this recently released book as a device to discredit Hillary Cinton. American conservatives in the Republican party are known for acting out their fears through protectionism. This time they may find that their strategy to debase Hillary may backfire. Contrary to the anti-Hillary campaign they expect to generate, they may actually galvanize a public sentiment into "better the devil we know than the one we don't". If they think that this book informs the public about "everything", then she may become the perfect candidate for the next Presidential election because she will have nothing left to hide.

I never would have expected this kind of mud-slinging from Edward Klein. He was the former editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine and former foreign editor of Newsweek magazine. He has also been a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair - and Vanity Fair plans to run an excerpt from the book.

This smacks of gonzo politics and "fear and loathing on the campaign trail". Perhaps it's time to get back to the issues and look for real statesmanship in a candidate.

If you read it, please let me know what you think.

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