People who make their livings examining the ashes and entrails of political roadkill and others aspiring to explain parts of the world to us, might make something of the morsel of information that Hilary Clinton’s Hard Choices (Simon & Schuste), her memoir qua campaign statement, has been supplanted by Edward Klein’s Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas (Regnery Publishing) on one of the best seller’s lists.
Klein, a former New York Times magazine editor and the author of Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President is apparently trying to make a living defrocking Hilary and derailing the Clinton Presidential campaign trail. The publisher asserts it “is a stunning exposé of the animosity, jealousy, and competition between America’s two most powerful political couples.”
I suppose there is something to glean from Ms Rodham’s 656 page effort to shine a roseate light on her public career and her fitness to aspire to be commander-in-chief of the most powerful country the world has ever known, though what that is escapes me. However of these two questionably useful books I am at least amused at the cover photo of Clintons as juxtaposed by Obama photo on Blood Feud. Not exactly a balanced editorial choice exhibited here
There is a current political autobiography A Fighting Chance (Holt) that I do think is worth of some attention though I must confess I am moved to it by my admiration for the junior senator of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, whose name is beginning to be bandied about as a legitimate populist and a very dark horse candidate for the 2016 presidential campaign—a kind of anti Hillary.
Currently reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Knopf)