Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Sordid Wading?

In case you missed the Book Review section of Sunday’s New York Times, Joe Queenan has once of best bashings of Edward Klein’s The Truth about Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President. Below is a small taste but you will want to read the whole thing. Don't hold back Joe!

Granted, it is a very bad book. Granted, it is a lazy, cut-and-paste recycling of other people’s work. Granted, it relies too much on nasty personal comments about Senator Clinton provided by anonymous sources. Granted, it sleazily intimates that Hillary Clinton is a lying, scheming, smelly, left-leaning lesbian and a non-maternal parent who consorts with lawyers who defend mobbed-up unions and bears a striking character resemblance to both Richard Nixon and Madonna, and who tacitly approved of her husband’s rape of a young woman at a time when Mrs. Clinton may or may not have been bathing, washing her hair or shaving her underarms, while hanging out with short-haired women from the sapphic charnel house Wellesley College. But to suggest, as the talented John Podhoretz did in The New York Post, that this is ‘’one of the most sordid volumes I have ever waded through'’ is to raise serious questions about Podhoretz’s sordid wading experiences.

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