Saturday, July 30, 2005

Not Enough Sleaze

The New York Times Book Review of The Truth About Hillary hits the book in an area where other reviewers haven’t gone. Not only is the book devoid of any value as an information source, it doesn’t even rank very high in its “genre” according to Joe Queenan.

As an expert on sordid nonfiction, I would not put ‘’The Truth About Hillary'’ anywhere near the top of my list; it pales by comparison with Geraldo Rivera’s sublimely vile autobiography, ‘’Exposing Myself,'’ and seems demure, nuanced and levelheaded by comparison with masterpieces of partisan venom like the 60’s cold-war classic ‘’None Dare Call It Treason.'’

No, I am not suggesting that Edward Klein is a fair, balanced, persuasive, scrupulously honest reporter or a gifted writer. Resorting to chilling Rip Van Winklisms like ‘’Bill and Hillary often grooved the night away at Cozy Beach, spinning the latest Jefferson Airplane platters,'’ Klein sometimes sounds like a cryogenically preserved Maynard G. Krebs. Like, dig: the cat is far out.

What I am saying is that if Klein purposely set out to write the sleaziest, most derivative, most despicable political biography ever, he has failed both himself and his readers miserably. ‘’The Truth About Hillary'’ is only about the 16th sleaziest book I have ever read. Though, in fairness to the author, reading creepy, cut-and-paste books is my hobby.

I wonder where the books from the Swift Boat Liars would fall in this ranking.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOXIC SHAME or PEAK OIL? . . PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Teresa Heinz-Kerry . . the basic problem is, that people would rather stay focused in political silliness, than look at the "post-petroleum/pre-modern" world looming on our horizon. Yea, who cares anyway. The projections are 2025, 2050, but hey what about 2008 and gas projected at $10/gallon. Is this what we need to happen, before we get, that all this toxic shame (Rove) is the "mother of all smoke screens." Are you ready to live in a world without petroleum? Oh, I see, you are like me and we will not live to see the actual end of the modern world as we have known it. And the argument(s) about how we will find a solution, a replacement for petro. Why, then, do we watch as the CNP (Council for National Policy) and their elite secret cult ready themselves with sustainable energy. They watch and laugh at our ignorance, as the majority of Americans, do not ready ourselves, because we are "curiously ignorant." AVERAGE Americans just keep on lemming lock step, marching to the sea. The people who believed, and who continue to believe, that the answer to the 21st Century was/is to support this current government, will NOT be the winners. The only winners in our global reality enema, Peak Oil, will be those of us who wake the hell up and stop playing nonsensical politics. Therefore, Teresa Heinz-Kerry, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (James Brown sang it best), educate the masses as to what is going on with sustainable energy. ALL OTHER PEOPLES who are true professional human beings, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - in the event you are not concentrating on sustainable energy running your home reality (like the folks in Texas and Wyoming) - it is imperative we focus on sustainable energy. We are much better off to simply allow, those who love the good ole boy and his congregation of "Evil Gentlemen" and their token, all of the died in the wool true belivers, every single one of them, to keep being distracted by their circus politics. We can stay single-minded in the important focus of the future of our species and this planet, while their single-minded focus is what it is - denial of the fittest - and we, the genuine "meek," shall inherit the earth. Post-petroleum could be mother nature's way to clean up the gene pool and recycle for a new beginning of fossil fuels. Let us pray (smile) for those who believe that only in the land of the blind is the one-eyed man king, they remain loyal to their blindness.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Roberta Kelly said...

TOXIC SHAME or PEAK OIL? . . PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Teresa Heinz-Kerry . . the basic problem is, that people would rather stay focused in political silliness, than look at the "post-petroleum/pre-modern" world looming on our horizon. Yea, who cares anyway. The projections are 2025, 2050, but hey what about 2008 and gas projected at $10/gallon. Is this what we need to happen, before we get, that all this toxic shame (Rove) is the "mother of all smoke screens." Are you ready to live in a world without petroleum? Oh, I see, you are like me and we will not live to see the actual end of the modern world as we have known it. And the argument(s) about how we will find a solution, a replacement for petro. Why, then, do we watch as the CNP (Council for National Policy) and their elite secret cult ready themselves with sustainable energy. They watch and laugh at our ignorance, as the majority of Americans, do not ready ourselves, because we are "curiously ignorant." AVERAGE Americans just keep on lemming lock step, marching to the sea. The people who believed, and who continue to believe, that the answer to the 21st Century was/is to support this current government, will NOT be the winners. The only winners in our global reality enema, Peak Oil, will be those of us who wake the hell up and stop playing nonsensical politics. Therefore, Teresa Heinz-Kerry, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (James Brown sang it best), educate the masses as to what is going on with sustainable energy. ALL OTHER PEOPLES who are true professional human beings, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - in the event you are not concentrating on sustainable energy running your home reality (like the folks in Texas and Wyoming) - it is imperative we focus on sustainable energy. We are much better off to simply allow, those who love the good ole boy and his congregation of "Evil Gentlemen" and their token, all of the died in the wool true belivers, every single one of them, to keep being distracted by their circus politics. We can stay single-minded in the important focus of the future of our species and this planet, while their single-minded focus is what it is - denial of the fittest - and we, the genuine "meek," shall inherit the earth. Post-petroleum could be mother nature's way to clean up the gene pool and recycle for a new beginning of fossil fuels. Let us pray (smile) for those who believe that only in the land of the blind is the one-eyed man king, they remain loyal to their blindness.

9:19 AM  

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