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Richard Cohen: The conservative book on Hillary

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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:30 pm

They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy whatever you're selling," she said. I sold her Esquire and two other subscriptions. Salesmen back then had a name for such people. Today, I would call them conservatives. They, too, will buy anything.

The current evidence for this is Edward Klein's latest book, "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." It has just jumped over Hillary Clinton's own book, "Hard Choices," on The New York Times best-seller list and zoomed past it on Amazon. The problem with Clinton's book is that it doggedly presents her as she really is. The virtue of Klein's book is that it presents a Hillary Clinton who is a right-winger's harridan, obscene, dishonest and likely to say the most astonishing things. You did not know, probably, how foul-mouthed and indiscreet she is.

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