I Agree With Dick Morris

The personal attacks on Hillary Clinton are out of bounds. Ed Klien should be repudiated quickly.

I am no defender of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s, to put it mildly. But the recent charges in Ed Klein’s book to the effect that she is a closet homosexual or that Bill raped her and that this act triggered Chelsea’s conception are as crazy as the list that was circulating around of the 20 or so people the Clintons allegedly had killed.

These accusations do not belong in our public dialogue. They hit below the belt and tend to discredit the more serious and sober concerns so many of us have about the danger she would present in high office.

How can anyone say if the charges are true? Ed Klein is a respected author, a former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine and the foreign editor for Newsweek. He would not have written these charges without some substantiation. But these accusations (in The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President) are highly personal and have little bearing on what kind of president Hillary would make.

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  • Agree that her positions on issues are sufficient reason to vote for who ever her opponent might be (yes, even McCain). However, why is it necessary for everyone right of center to repudiate this goofs book. It isn’t written by a right winger. It isn’t being published by a rightwinger. I choose to ignore it because it will tend to make her more sympathetic. There are a lot of women who voted for GWB in 2004 because of national security. If security is less of an issue by 2008 many will vote for a woman who they feel is being wrongly attacked. I wish the book had not been written. However, I do not feel compelled to fact check it or tell everyone it is wrong. The left did not condemn Kitty Kelley for her fabrications. In fact the head skank (Couric) had Kelley on her show.