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Boy Clinton: The Political Biography Paperback – September 25, 1997


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  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc. (September 25, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895264056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895264053
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,859,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is the editor-in-chief at the American Spectator. Boy Clinton is his full-length diatribe against the current President of the United States of America. According to Tyrrell, Clinton is "so ambitious, so inexhaustible, so political, as to be a freak even by the standards of Arkansas" (take that, Arkansas) and has run "the most corrupt and incompetent presidency in American history" (and that, Richard Nixon). Clinton is not the only target of Tyrrell's wrath. Ross Perot is another "freak," and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard is a place where "has-been public figures pulled on their chins and sipped sherry." Depending on where you stand, you'll either find Boy Clinton a scream, or it will make you want to scream. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The chief target is Mr. Clinton, the chief complaint is that he is not honest (and not conservative) and the chief goal, altogether within Mr. Tyrrell's reach, is to prompt the Clinton war room to go ballistic. -- New York Times, David M. Shribman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Leach HALL OF FAME on December 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the weirdest books I've read in a long time. Written by R. Emmett Tyrrell of American Spectator fame, this has to be one of the most scathing attacks on Bill and Hillary Clinton ever written. I gave it five stars because it kept me in open mouthed awe throughout the entire read, as well as illiciting huge belly laughs over some of Tyrrell's word play, which can be truly brilliant. This book isn't a knee to the Clinton groin, it's a shotgun blast to the Clinton groin.
The book starts out with the L.D. Brown story. Brown was a close confidant of Clinton when he was Governor Clinton of Arkansas. Brown, with Clinton's help, attained a job with the CIA. Brown quickly became entangled in the Barry Seal/Mena drug trafficking operation. Brown is an important figure because he can link Clinton into the drug operations. This part of the book is essentially the same account that can be found in Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's "The Secret Life of Bill Clinton". If Brown is to be believed, this is a devastating indictment of Bill Clinton and sets the tone for Tyrrell's examination of the Clintons.
The rest of the book traces Bill's ascension to the White House. We get an account of Bill and his education at Oxford and Yale, where he quickly hooked up with what Tyrrell calls the "Coat and Tie Radicals", which are those New Left hippies that smoked dope and engaged in Marxist thought on the weekends, but spent the rest of their time carefully cultivating their public image so as to land good positions in government, law and corporate America. Tyrrell shows that during the time between the 1960's and the 1990's, these Commies never changed their attitudes or beliefs. They simply waited through the Reagan years for their chance to impose their warped values on America.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
SO MANY CRIMES IT IS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE. EXCEPT THAT IT IS SO FACTUAL. In-depth Reporting that the Liberal News Media can't seem to be able to do. The author, R. Emmett Tyrrell uncovers Crimes and Indiscretions in Arkansas that would make most Americans cringe at the thought of this immoral, immature man in charge of anything!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Boy Clinton explains how Clinton became so corrupt and shedslight about little known scandals such as Mena drug-running with DanLasater. It backs up everything is says and scanned documents to back up Mena. I recommend it to anyone who want to know the truth on our corrupt president Boy Clinton.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By my two cents on July 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The cover photo is worth five stars. Alas: you can't judge a book by its cover.

A cursory reading of the chapter on Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose name is (predictably) lampooned by the author, revealed these gems:

"I have detected no evidence that Rodham experienced marijuana, either in brownies or small pipes, as was the fashion for some college gals in that period. Nor have I detected any other coping mechanisms enhancing her student days, such as LSD or certain mushroom concoctions favored by some of her Coat and Tie radical associates."

"Upon being welcomed into the young women's bedrooms, some of the young men, those unfettered by Christian chastity, attempted what young men attempt when placed in the vicinity of a nubile cutie's bed and lingerie chest."

"She arrived at the mansion overweight, wore her hair long and unkempt, and went without makeup or perfumes. Her spectacles were as thick as bullet-proof glass, and the lenses were encased in impressively ugly frames."

Yawn.

Mr. Tyrrell excels in meanness, pettiness, innuendo, and faulty logic. If there are any facts in his book, it's hard to say what form they'll finally have when a reader succeeds in chiseling them out of his prose.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 10, 1998
Format: Paperback
This story was really about a unique culture called "Arkansas." It rang true, with all that's been revealed about our President, that he and an army of cronies from "down home" lived and still live by a standard of conduct and ethics most of us consider medieval at best.
And these are not "Hicks from the Sticks," by any means. These are bright, well-educated, professional manipulators of the system. Masters of the art of skating by, dodging bullets, covering-up, pulling the wool, and, ultimately, taking most of us in most of the time. It's their way of life, and seems to be as normal as apple pie.
An archconservative neo-politico, I found myself almost embarrassed for this clan. So smart but so ignorant! They don't seem to realize that they're seen as clowns to millions of Americans, and to the vast majority of the world's people. The book does a wonderful and mystical job of making even a major detractor like myself feel a bit more understanding. It's kind of like when we see a poor wretch digging through a dumpster. It's disgusting, but we grant that he probably can't help it. A consuming read, uniquely done.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Saphire Faison on October 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The impeachment process is a formal process where an official is accused of unlawful activity and the outcome depending on the country; can lead to the removal of that official from office or other punishment. The proceedings of the impeachment trial during the Clinton administration is discussed.
William J. Clinton, the 42nd president and the 2nd president ever to be impeached. President Andrew Johnson was the 1st president to be impeached. The impeachment process begins with the House of Representatives and the act as a grand jury. They weigh the evidence and determine if it is sufficient to justify articles of impeachment. In Clinton's case the evidence began with the White Water Corporations investigations by investigator Starr. After new evidence of infidelity in the Pamela Jones case came forth, the White Water case was nonchalantly put on the back burner. While more evidence and allegations came out, the Jones case was dismissed. The lead investigator Starr pressured a young intern who had an illicit sexual relationship with the president to cooperate with the Clinton probe for full immunity. Lewinsky decided to cooperate and turned over a blue dress that held the presidents DNA. In January 1999, the impeachment trial began, by February 1999 the closing arguements had already began. Clinton was acquitted on both charges: perjury and obstruction of justice and allowed to serve the remainder of his term in office until January 2001.
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