By Doug Henwood
“My Turn is compulsively sturdy reading—not just for its glimpse into Hillary Clinton's brain yet for its insights into the full Clinton political-philanthropic computer. Doug Henwood is either shrewdpermanent and—almost uniquely for this crusade season—sane.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich, writer of Nickel and Dimed
“Doug Henwood sums up the argument opposed to Ms. Clinton well.” —New York Observer
“Doug Henwood… twisted the evidence to argue that Hillary used to be a corporatist wolf in sheep’s clothing.” —David Brock
“I represented Wall highway, as a senator from New York.” —Hillary Clinton, October 2015, throughout the first Democratic television debate
Hillary Clinton is working for the presidency with a message of wish and alter. yet, as Doug Henwood makes transparent during this concise, devastating indictment, little belief could be positioned in her crusade delivers. conscientiously reviewing her checklist, Henwood exhibits how Clinton’s positions on key concerns have continuously blown with the breeze of expediency, even though mostly round an axis of moralism and hawkishness. with no significant application except a vast fealty to the established order, Henwood indicates, “the case for Hillary boils right down to this: she has event, she’s a girl, and it’s her turn.”
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But they suddenly reappeared, discovered by a longtime personal assistant in a room in the residential quarters of the White House. ” There are many dimensions to the Clinton magic. 34 3 SENATOR This is a short chapter; there’s not a great deal to say about Hillary’s Senate career. Aside from her enthusiastic vote for the Iraq War, it’s hard to think of her as much more than a seat warmer. In the language of the Senate, she was seen as a workhorse, not a showhorse. There’s certainly not much to show for all the work.
Of course, that was during the strongest economic expansion of the last several decades—gains that were undone in the recessions and weak expansions that would follow. Later, as senator, she supported George W. Bush’s proposal to expand the work requirement 30 MY TURN for recipients of the surviving welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)—one of the few Democrats to do so. 71 Living History was written with the help of three ghostwriters, who were thanked in the acknowledgments.
All of this was undertaken before she officially announced her candidacy in February 2000. On her campaign merchandise she was simply “Hillary,” the first time she’d branded herself without one or two other names. Her first Republican opponent was New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a mean-spirited Republican hardliner. That didn’t stop her from trying to take positions to his right. 82 When a diagnosis of prostate cancer forced Giuliani out of the race (which came at the same time he left his wife for another woman, enough to ruin a candidacy on its own), he was replaced by a much weaker candidate, Long Island Congressman Rick Lazio.
My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency by Doug Henwood