Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story,
by Judith Warner
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BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:
This book was written in 1993, when Hillary had recently become First Lady.
Now Hillary has recently been designated as Secretary of State,
and it's interesting to compare how she was viewed in 1993.
This book is intended to give insight into Hillary's character
and her personal origins.
The author, Judith Warner, is a New York Times reporter, and former writer for "Ms. Magazine."
She focuses on Hillary's feminism and activism, from a feminist perspective.
If Hillary had won the presidential nomination, this book probably would
have been re-released with a new foreword, and perhaps would have been a best-seller.
-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, December 2008
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from Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, by Judith Warner (number of quotes indicated):
- Bill Clinton (10)
- Hillary Clinton (31)
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Hillary Clinton: First chair of ABA Commission on Women and the Profession.
Hillary Clinton: Serving on boards provides ties but requires defending too.
Hillary Clinton: Led early crusade for rape evidence and crisis centers.
Hillary Clinton: Ambiguous reports of 1960s college alcohol & drug use.
Hillary Clinton: 1993: Public accepted First Lady as education reformer.
Hillary Clinton: 1983: Challenged low education expectations.
Bill Clinton: 1984 budget proposed $180M for Hillary's education reform.
Hillary Clinton: HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters.
Hillary Clinton: 1960s: Taught reading in poor Boston neighborhoods.
Families & Children|
Bill Clinton: Favors parental choice in childcare & in education.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Legal parallels between marriage and slavery.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Create legal scale of graduated maturity for children.
Hillary Clinton: 1979: Child's future shouldn't be unilaterally by parents.
Hillary Clinton: Against social service agency interference in families.
Hillary Clinton: 1970s: Learned child law theory at CDF and at Yale.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Researched "Beyond the Best Interest of the Child".
Bill Clinton: 1980: Criticized for letting Cubans escape from prison.
Hillary Clinton: 1973: Researched Nixon's White House tapes.
Hillary Clinton: 1979: Developed program to deliver rural healthcare.
Principles & Values|
Bill Clinton: Worked several jobs to pay for law school.
Bill Clinton: Betsy Wright: Bill had female ‘fan base’ nationwide.
Bill Clinton: Alcoholic dad may have defined Clinton’s personality.
Bill Clinton: Hillary’s coldness contributed to Bill’s infidelity.
Bill Clinton: The Star paid Gennifer Flowers for affair story.
Bill Clinton: Evidence disappeared in Whitewater scandal.
Hillary Clinton: Hillary’s feminism a liability for Bill’s gubernatorial race.
Hillary Clinton: Hillary bred in conservative community.
Hillary Clinton: Began college career as a conservative.
Hillary Clinton: 1989 speculation: Hillary would run for Arkansas governor.
Hillary Clinton: 1992 RNC Convention was hate-fest against Hillary.
Bill Clinton: Attended Yale on a law school scholarship.
Hillary Clinton: 1986: Prepped Bill's race; denied her own political ambition.
Hillary Clinton: 1960s: Rejected as applicant to NASA; women not allowed.
Hillary Clinton: 1992: All marriages have issues; our issues are our business.
Hillary Clinton: Make a pact not to give in to cynicism or hate.
Hillary Clinton: Empathized with Eleanor Roosevelt: criticized for outspoken.
Hillary Clinton: First to participate as First Lady in policy decisions.
Hillary Clinton: 1969: Criticized Senator's speech as lacking relevance.
Hillary Clinton: 1970s: Editorial board of Yale Review of Law & Social Action.
Welfare & Poverty|
Hillary Clinton: Won series of high school awards, but barred from athletics.
Hillary Clinton: 1976: Founded first indigent legal aid in Fayetteville AR.
The above quotations are from Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story,
by Judith Warner.
Related books, debates, and candidates:
BIASED AGAINST HILLARY:
- Friends in High Places, by Webb Hubbell (1997) - Insider's view of the Clinton governorship and presidency
- The Final Days, by Barbara Olson (2001) - exploration of actions at the end of the Clinton presidency
- The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, by Bay Buchanan (2007) - a well-written attack book, outlining all of Hillary's trouble spots, by Pat Buchanan's campaign manager.
- Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race, by Dick Morris (2005) - the predicted race didn't happen, but still a good analysis by Bill Clinton's former adviser.
- Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, by Amanda Carpenter (2006) - every possible "Swift-boating" is here.
- Partners in Power, by Roger Morris (1999) - anti-Hillary, anti-Bill, and anti-Democrat.
- Madame Hillary, by R. Emmett Tyrell (2004) - anti-Hillary from a moderate perspective.
- What Every American Should Know, by the American Conservative Union (2000) - anti-Hillary during her Senate run.