Madame Hillary:The Dark Road to the White House,
by R. Emmett Tyrell, published Feb. 2004
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BOOK REVIEW by Massscorecard.org:
More than probably any other political team in U.S. history, the Clintons have been subjected to an onslaught of caricaturing and character assassinations. Anyone who has avidly listened to talk radio in the past 15 years could tell you that at times it certainly does seem that there is a “vast right wing conspiracy” hell bent on doing a sinister paint job on The Democrat dynasty. Nonetheless, even liberals like myself have to admit the charm and sheer entertainment of witnessing a good roasting of the Clintons. With that in mind, R. Emmett Tyrell's book Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the Whitehouse should have been a smash success but for one unfortunate and glaring oversight. Political mudslinging against liberals from a passively moderate perspective is about as exciting as watching paint dry on a horse's backside. Tyrell should have learned that the public's hunger for excavating the Clintons' dark, furtive motives can only be sated by a staunchly conservative pundit such as Ann Coulter, Mr. Limbaugh, and others who have picked a definite side in opposition to the Clintons' Democrat ideals. Tight lipped and tentative, Tyrell's prose, though insightful, has the ultimate effect of airing the Clintons' dirty laundry in a garbage disposal; the point of reference negates the stench.
-- LeChristian Steptoe, lcs@Massscorecard.org, May 2008
| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Hillary Clinton: Police & firemen refused to shake her hand at Ground Zero.
Hillary Clinton: 2001: police & firemen refused her handshake at Ground Zero.
Bill Clinton: 1984 drug arrest of brother Roger reportedly implicated Bill.
Hillary Clinton: Gov. Clinton implicated in his brother Roger’s drug arrest.
Families & Children|
Hillary Clinton: Critics misinterpret 70s article on "Children Under the Law".
Pat Moynihan: 1975: Stood against UN equation "Zionism is racism".
Bill Clinton: 2001: Last-minute pardons allegedly traded for donations.
Hillary Clinton: HILLPAC raised $31M through 2002.
Hillary Clinton: Only explicit felonies should trigger impeachment.
Hillary Clinton: Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee.
Hillary Clinton: At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines.
Hillary Clinton: 2000: sought and got spot on Armed Services Committee.
Hillary Clinton: Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties.
Mary Landrieu: OpEd: Quit Armed Service committee to make room for Hillary.
Hillary Clinton: Pushed for extension of unemployment insurance.
Principles & Values|
Bill Clinton: Key to 1992 success was timing of entry into race.
Bill Clinton: Clinton mystique: generates excitement & also generates cash.
Bill Clinton: Regained popularity via "triangulation" with GOP Congress.
Bill Clinton: OpEd: Marriage is a jet-set cosmopolitan arrangement.
Elizabeth Dole: Despite two Cabinet posts, presidential bid failed badly.
Hillary Clinton: At age 27, tried to enlist in Marines.
Hillary Clinton: Chair of powerful Steering and Coordinating Committee.
Hillary Clinton: Timing was paramount to the Clintons’ success in ‘92.
Hillary Clinton: OpEd: Hillary is emblematic of extreme leftist ideals.
Hillary Clinton: OpEd: Alinsky’s rule: tactics over principles.
Hillary Clinton: OpEd: Hillary has mastered politics of self victimization.
Hillary Clinton: Early family life steeped in Methodism.
Hillary Clinton: Role in Nixon’s impeachment prepared her for Bill’s ordeal.
Hillary Clinton: OpEd: Hillary & Bill deeply influence all elements of Dems.
Hillary Clinton: Polarize issues and then compromise on best terms possible.
Hillary Clinton: Not vast conspiracy, but well-financed right-wing network.
Hillary Clinton: Alinsky's Rules: focus on tactics & ongoing confrontation.
Hillary Clinton: Alinsky Thesis: merge alien radicalism with US conditions.
Hillary Clinton: Steeped in Methodist tradition of Social Gospel.
Mary Landrieu: 2002 election: Bill Clinton salvaged black vote.
Russell Feingold: 1999: Only Dem to vote against dismissing impeaching Clinton.
Al Gore: Right wing controls media via RNC-Fox-Limbaugh network.
War & Peace|
Hillary Clinton: 2002 Iraq speech criticized both Saddam and U.N.
Hillary Clinton: 2002: Attacking Iraq "not a good option" but authorized it.
The above quotations are from Madame Hillary:The Dark Road to the White House,
by R. Emmett Tyrell, published Feb. 2004.
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.