New PDF release: All too human : (a political education)

By Clinton, Bill; Stephanopoulos, George; Clinton, Bill

ISBN-10: 0316041920

ISBN-13: 9780316041928

A close examine what it used to be like being the president's correct hand guy in the course of a truly tough time.

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Knowing that, he wisely decided to stay where he was. But I didn't want to stay. Restrained idealism and raw ambition — the pistons of my character — were powering up again, pushing me to find someone new. 2 BECOMING A TRUE BELIEVER New York governor Mario Cuomo seemed like a potential soul mate. Fresh to professional politics when I first read his published campaign diary, I thought it was the best possible story — the chronicle of a successful candidate who thought like a moral philosopher. Watching his 1984 Democratic convention keynote was even better.

For every reckless and expedient act, there are others of leadership and vision. I don't know how President Clinton will react to the portrait presented here, but I have tried to provide a fair representation of his many-faceted personality. I have also tried to show the modern White House at work. For most of my tenure, I held a relatively amorphous job that was an amalgam of political troubleshooter, public-relations adviser, policy expert, and crisis manager. Having vaguely defined responsibilities was often frustrating, but it allowed me to participate in a wide range of White House decisions: from preparing a budget to writing presidential jokes, from helping to choose a Supreme Court nominee to smothering another “bimbo eruption,” from passing legislation to preparing for press conferences, from organizing a peace ceremony to advising on military action.

When he died in 1974, his business was the oldest in town, and his fellow merchants marched down Main Street in his memory. But he was most proud of the fact that all five of his children, including my mom, Nikolitsa, had attended college. My parents met at a church youth convention in Minneapolis, where my mom was studying public relations at the University of Minnesota. Dad was on a field trip from seminary, and there was probably no better place to meet a woman willing to become a presbytera, literally “priest's wife” — a word that captures the idea that everybody in the family of a priest has a responsibility to the family of the church.

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