Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 20, 2006
The new Hillary Clinton quote book "I've Always Been a Yankees Fan: Hillary Clinton In Her Own Words" (World Ahead Publishing; paperback: $12.95; ISBN 0974670189) by Thomas D. Kuiper just hit stores last week, but it is already igniting a firestorm of attention. Public figures ranging from Rudy Giuliani to Senator Clinton's own spokesman have already weighed in on the controversial new book.
Using over one hundred diverse and attributed sources, Kuiper has assembled the biggest collection of Hillary quotes to date, putting them into witty and hilarious context. The quotes cover a diverse selection of topics, ranging from Clinton's claim to be named after a famed mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary (who scaled Mount Everest years after her birth) to her penchant for yelling at the unfortunate Secret Service agents assigned to protect her.
Even though “I've Always Been a Yankees Fan” has only been in bookstores for a few days, it is already causing ripples in political circles. On Tuesday, while campaigning for Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), New York’s beloved ex-mayor Rudy Giulliani mocked Clinton while invoking the book, saying, "There's that book that just came out . . . [it] points out that one thing that Hillary and I do have in common: We're both Yankee fans. I became a Yankee fan growing up in New York. She became a Yankee fan growing up in Chicago."
In the book's foreword, conservative commentator and former Clinton advisor Dick Morris writes: “Hillary thinks that nobody is keeping track and that her quotes will never catch up with her. But Thomas Kuiper did keep track. This wonderful little book will...make sure that Hillary's quotes and lies are not forgotten but come back to haunt her.”
While conservatives have rallied around the new book, liberals have been swift in denouncing the quote book. When asked about it by The New York Times, Senator Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines, danced around the issue, saying: “For those who are truly interested in reading her own words on many important issues, there are no better books than 'It Takes a Village' and 'Living History,' both by Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
In an interview with CNN, Slate editor and “Bushisms” author Jacob Weisberg made the incorrect claim that “Every single quote has the f-word in it.” The outspoken liberal went on to call the book a “Hillary hater's fantasy for what Hillary sounds like in private.” While the book does contain profane language and ethnic slurs attributed to the former first lady, not all of her quotes contain obscenities.
“Comparisons between 'I've Always Been a Yankees Fan' and 'Bushisms' miss the point,” says Eric M. Jackson, president of World Ahead Publishing. “It's hardly news that Bush jumbles his words from time to time. Thomas Kuiper's book, by contrast, reveals something new and important about a woman who wants to be president. By using dozens and dozens of attributed sources, it paints a portrait of Hillary Clinton as someone who is vulgar yet ruthless in her pursuit of power.
“Hillary's acolytes have their work cut out for them,” adds Jackson. “Do they really expect us to believe that the entire 160 pages of documented research in which Hillary yells at Secret Service agents, curses Republican office-holders, uses foul language with reckless abandon, and even demands that political donors build her a swimming pool are all inaccurate?”
About World Ahead Publishing:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, World Ahead is the West Coast's leading publisher of conservative books. Visit http://www.worldahead.com to learn more.
About the Editor:
Tom Kuiper is a conservative activist and the promotional strategist behind the popular “Deck of Hillary” playing cards, the subject of features in Time and USA Today. A graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in communications, Kuiper works in the field of corporate law and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To schedule an interview with Mr. Kuiper, please contact Anne Tyrrell with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920.