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Rewriting History by Dick Morris

Rewriting History

by Dick Morris

Other authors: Eileen Mcgann

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Dick Morris, political analyst and advisor under president Bill Clinton, offers a rebuttal to former first lady Hillary's Clinton's 'Living History'. Claiming the memoir is distorted and incomplete, Morris critically appraises the New York senator's potential for higher office. No better time to read it then now, as she is in the running for the Office of President.

Mr. Morris was someone who worked very close with Hillary Clinton on a daily basis for years. He reveals both some of her hidden strengths and weaknesses, so the book reads as if it is objective. The facts just keep coming in this book, and it seems dull at first, but keep reading. This book is worth reading but does have some strong language. ( )
  hermit | Apr 23, 2015 |
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It's one thing to review a book by pounding out a few hundred words of criticism but it's quite another to review a book by writing an entirely new book. That's what Dick Morris, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, has done in Rewriting History, an energetic response to Hillary Clinton's Living History. Mrs. Clinton, Morris warns, is on a direct path to the White House due to a lack of Democratic alternatives and a leftward trend in the nation; therefore America must evaluate who she really is and not just what her memoir says. Morris's book is actually remarkably similar to the slew of attack books published about recent presidents but with the crucial difference that Hillary is at the very least four years away from the Oval Office. So Morris's criticisms of her, though backed up by a 20-year relationship with the Clintons, are rarely more than speculative, worrying about what she might do and asking ominous questions that are inherently unanswerable. Hillary Clinton, in Morris's view, is a much more insecure, disingenuous, and calculating creature than "Hillary," the palatable political product that won election to the Senate in 2000 and she's also an inferior politician to her husband. But as a political operative who has worked for both conservatives and liberals, Morris's indictments of Clinton evolve into a grudging respect as he demonstrates her considerable political resolve. All the same, he refutes many passages in her book with his own accounts of what transpired and indicts her integrity and behavior dating back to Bill Clinton's early career in Arkansas. Going forward, he says, she must decide whether to rely on her behind-the-scenes political acumen or embrace actual convictions. Often, Morris puts Clinton in no-win situations. For instance, while First Lady, she decides to get a dog, a decision that Morris infers is entirely politically motivated despite Clinton saying that it was because daughter Chelsea had moved out. Thus, if she had "admitted" her motivation was political, it would be an admission of cynicism and manipulation, but if she protests that her motives were simpler, Morris would have us believe that she's just lying. Nowhere is it allowed that the woman may have just wanted a dog. Rewriting History, co-written by Morris's wife Eileen McGann, offers a pleasing blend of Washington (and some Little Rock) gossip along with its political strategizing and is more valuable as insider scoop than presidential road map. Fans of Hillary Clinton will find little to alter their view and those who oppose her will find plenty of talking points for all the years of future debates that Hillary Clinton will surely inspire. --John Moe

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"Fox News political analyst and former Clinton adviser Dick Morris turns his gaze on Hillary, the longtime first lady, current New York senator, and author. He argues, no politician in America today is better aligned to become president in 2008 - and none would bring more baggage to the White House - than Mrs. Clinton." "In Rewriting History, Morris draws on his own long working relationship with the Clintons, as well as his trademark deep research and candid, nonpartisan analysis, to create a rebuttal to Hillary's bestselling autobiography. Living History, Morris documents how Hillary hides her true self behind a "HILLARY" brand that is chatty, charming, giggly, and warm - but is far from her true personality."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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