Regnery (yuck) has published a book by Edward Klein which claims that Bill Clinton asked Hillary to run in 2012, on the grounds that Barack Obama is "an amateur."
A wise assessment, if Bill actually said those words. But he almost certainly did not.
Klein's previous book, The Truth About Hillary
, is a hit piece that relies on anonymous sourcing for a series rather outrageous claims. The book was so bad that even right-wingers couldn't tolerate it; Peggy Noonan argued that Klein was actually part of a left-wing plot to make the right look foolish.
The New York Post
has published an advance look at Klein's latest, and the Hollywoodish dialogue between Hillary and Bill is laughably unconvincing. I consider it unlikely that they would have such a conversation if anyone else were present. Since both Bill and Hillary despise Klein, who could the source be?