State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Book - 2014
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"An examination of the strategy behind Hillary Clinton's political revitalization and her comeback in the US and abroad"--
"The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circle Hillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history. The story of Hillary's phoenixlike rise is at the heart of HRC, a riveting political biography that journeys into the heart of "Hillaryland" to discover a brilliant strategist at work. Masterfully unfolded by Politico's Jonathan Allen and The Hill's Amie Parnes from more than two hundred top-access interviews with Hillary's intimates, colleagues, supporters, and enemies, HRC portrays a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy. Loathed by the Obama team in the wake of the primary, Hillary worked to become the president's greatest ally, their fates intertwined in the work of reestablishing America on the world stage. HRC puts readers in the room with Hillary during the most intense and pivotal moments of this era, as she mulls the president-elect's offer to join the administration, pulls the strings to build a coalition for his war against Libya, and scrambles to deal with the fallout from the terrible events in Benghazi--all while keeping one eye focused on 2016. HRC offers a rare look inside the merciless Clinton political machine, as Bill Clinton handled the messy business of avenging Hillary's primary loss while she tried to remain above the partisan fray. Exploring her friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself, Allen and Parnes show how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington. Filled with deep reporting and Game Change-esque storytelling, this remarkable portrait of the most important female politician in American history is an essential inside look at the woman who may be our next president"--
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780804136754
Characteristics: 440 pp.
Additional Contributors: Parnes, Amie


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Nov 17, 2014

[I do agree that HRC transformed the State Department: she hired so an unheard amount of former CIA types - - already croweded with NOC types from the CIA to begin with. HRC will further destroy women's jobs with her promotion of charter schools {women make up the preponderence of teachers, and they are shrinking in number with each new charter school} HRC's endorsements to date: gov't of China, head choppers of Saudi Arabia, Charles Koch, Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, George Soros, the Rothschilds of London, et cetera!]
An Eve Ensler quote [global activist and author of The Vagina Monologues] on Hillary Clinton: "I'm not comfortable with anyone Kissinger would be comfortable with." [Discussing Henry Kissinger's comment that he would be comfortable with a Hillary Clinton presidency.] A book written by a political flack and hack possessing little to no value. Just remember, please, HRC is against single payer, and women pay the most in healthcare costs [i.e., anti-woman once again, added to those anit-choice vote while in the senate] and also against paid family leave. As SecState, HRC appointed former Dick Cheney policy advisor, Victoria Nuland [another neocon, of course]; assume Dick Cheney wasn't available? Also, HRC appointed Bush inner circle guy, Marc Grossman. She's pro-jobs offshoring, warmongering, and simply not an authentic democrat - - what's to like? Yes, while at State $6 billion went missing, another Wall Street honey.

Nov 02, 2014

Less than satisfactory book about Hillary Clinton's time at Foggy Bottom. Does provide insight as to the continued conflict between her and Barack Obama which was exacerbated by the fact she brought her 2008 campaign advisors with her to State while Obama, of course, brought his to the White House. In the end one gets the impression they were a lot like Canada's Jean Chr├ętien and Paul Martin - they hated each other but could not do without each other either.


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