My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency by Doug Henwood

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 complete Clinton political-philanthropic desktop. 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 was once a corporatist wolf in sheep’s clothing.” —David Brock

“I represented Wall road, as a senator from New York.” —Hillary Clinton, October 2015, through 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 might be put in her crusade can provide. carefully reviewing her list, Henwood indicates how Clinton’s positions on key concerns have continuously blown with the breeze of expediency, notwithstanding regularly round an axis of moralism and hawkishness. with no significant application except a large fealty to the established order, Henwood indicates, “the case for Hillary boils all the way down to this: she has event, she’s a lady, and it’s her turn.”

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24 Though it’s sometimes occluded by rhetoric and gestures, like the austere Protestantism, that conservative political streak never went away. Then she was off to Wellesley. In Sheehy’s words (quoting from letters to a high school friend), “Her first order of business was to choose an identity. That’s right, choose. ”27 Hillary wrote her undergraduate thesis on the founder of community organizing, Saul Alinsky. (Curiously, Barack Obama has a reputed history as a community organizer in the Alinsky tradition.

While it’s widely known that Hillary and Bill met when they were students at Yale, it’s less known that their first date essentially involved crossing a picket line. Bill suggested they go to a Rothko exhibit at the university’s art gallery, but it was closed because of a campus-wide strike by unionized employees. 33 Hillary was impressed—not for the first time—by his powers of persuasion. 36 She had no patience for the utopianism of the time. The year after she graduated from law school in 1972, she wrote a paper for the Harvard Educational Review on the legal rights of children.

But the Clintons were also investors in McDougal’s schemes. The details of the Whitewater scheme are of far less interest than the way Hillary handled it: with lies, half-truths, and secrecy. She initially claimed during the 1992 campaign that she hadn’t represented clients before state regulators, which was patently untrue. )76 On the Diane Rehm Show, Hillary said that she’d 33 DOUG HENWOOD provided the New York Times, which broke the Whitewater story, with “every document we had” about the case.

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