Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hitting Hillary Again

Today’s the launch of yet another anti-Hillary Rodham Clinton book, The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein. (No link; if you want to find it, do it on your own time.)

You know when a book has to label itself as the “truth” in the title, the author is overcompensating for the fact that most of what passes for research is re-hashed rumor and innuendo.

The righties are all twitterpated that this tome will doom Senator Clinton’s aspirations to run for president in 2008, and they’re all a little too pre-occupied about the juicy stuff that alludes to Mrs. Clinton’s sexual orientation. Apparently Rush is so excited he’s on the verge of hurting himself. (What is it with straight guys and lesbians, anyway?)

Anyway, it sounds like another Swift-Boat-Veterans run skirting the edges of libel laws. I’m sure that if she wanted to, Mrs. Clinton could find something actionable in it, but I’m sure that she’s got too much class to take this guy to court, and all it would do is push up sales.

As Dorothy Parker once said, “This is not a [book] to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”