Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Book Review (4th of 2008)

We visited some outlets at Pidgeon Forge a few weeks ago and found a bookstore selling a ton of audio books for $1 each. I bought a few.

Blood Sport: The President and his Adversaries by James B. Stewart.

Stewart was a reporter brought on by the Clinton White House to independently investigate Whitewater. The story starts with the mysterious suicide of White House counsel and rumoured Hillary lover Vince Foster.
Stewart goes step-by-step through the Clintons' political career, the constant womanizing of Bill Clinton, the failed land deal of Whitewater, the friends Hillary made involved in insider commodities trading (not illegal), and the first run for the White House. The book ends about the time the Paula Jones scandal was gaining ground.

It's an interesting look at the advisors to the Clintons, their recklessness, their paranoia about the media, and just how sometimes they ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time. I found it useful to hear Whitewater explained completely, including all of its weirdness and shadiness.

I give the book 3 stars of 5. The reader did an amusing job imitating Clinton's and his Arkansas' cronies' accents. I would add it to the list of books to read about Hillary, if anyone is considering voting for her.

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