Objectivity on Hillary Clinton

By: Paige Johnsen

Carl Bernstein’s, “A Woman in Charge,” is a credible source on the life of Hillary Clinton, but displayed through his biased perception of the Clintons.

Bernstein published the novel in 2007.  He is better known for his award winning Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973 for publishing the Pentagon Papers in the Washington Post during President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal.

In “A Woman in Charge,” Bernstein opens the prologue with a descriptive visual of Hillary Clinton, devoted to her man since the day they met in 1970.  Bernstein sets the scene, it’s 1999 and she must make her most difficult decision yet.

The prior year, President Bill Clinton was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, but this novel is not about the Lewinsky affair; it is a detailed insight to the slowly growing power of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton made a huge gamble when deciding to be the first first lady to run for president or for United States Senate from the state of New York.

“If a common theme exists, it is that Hillary Clinton, who has been ‘first partner’ and then ‘first lady,’ and often the iron fist of their joint success, now aims, with her husband’s collaboration, to become the ultimate woman in charge,” said Kevin Phillips, a Washington Post reporter.”

Bernstein celebrates the Clintons and says they’ve been “shaping history” since Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Bernstein says, “…she played the United States Senate like a flute, charming her colleagues on both sides of the aisle…”

Bernstein places Hillary Clinton on a pedestal, continually praising her for her philanthropy and burying Bill Clinton deep in the background. 

The novel is written in a respected manner and represents Hillary Clinton as a highly appealing person to the extent of constant admiration, which he does not write with subtly.

Published in: on March 22, 2011 at 3:10 am  Leave a Comment  

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