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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has opened my eyes!!
I have read many books about the Clinton presidency recently. This was the most informative and enlightening. I feel that with Ms. Coulter's meticulous notes for each chapter she has verified what she writes. This book is not the ravings of a member of the "vast right wing conspiracy." It is a well researched and thorough look at what appears to me to be...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Be sure to read James Carville's And the Horse He Rode In On
I read it because I am anything BUT from the "right." I tend to be liberal to moderate in my beliefs. While Ann Coulter presents compelling arguments against President Clinton in this book, I was very turned off by her triteness. If she truly wanted me to turn to her side, to even take up her cause, she should have written a book that covers the facts...
Published on 20 Nov 1998


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3.0 out of 5 stars Be sure to read James Carville's And the Horse He Rode In On, 20 Nov 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
I read it because I am anything BUT from the "right." I tend to be liberal to moderate in my beliefs. While Ann Coulter presents compelling arguments against President Clinton in this book, I was very turned off by her triteness. If she truly wanted me to turn to her side, to even take up her cause, she should have written a book that covers the facts without adding in all of the snide comments. They detracted from her message over & over again (for me). Her arguments, again, compelling, but I have to ask this: why, after four years & $40 million+ spent, did Kenneth Starr turn over to Congress his Starr Report with absolutely NO mention of "Travelgate," "Filegate," and two mentionings of "Whitewater"? It seems to me that if things were even an iota as bad as Ann Coulter paints them to be, the issue would not be on sex & President Clinton lying--but on issues that shake the very core of our country. As it is, I immediately read James Carville's And the Horse He Rode In On after reading Coulter's book. By all means, read this book--especially if you become outraged by Coulter's accounting. It balances things--puts things into perspective. And whatever you do, take both books with a huge grain of salt ... keep your minds open.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has opened my eyes!!, 22 Jun 1999
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
I have read many books about the Clinton presidency recently. This was the most informative and enlightening. I feel that with Ms. Coulter's meticulous notes for each chapter she has verified what she writes. This book is not the ravings of a member of the "vast right wing conspiracy." It is a well researched and thorough look at what appears to me to be the most corrupt presidency in history.
I find it ironic to see, as stated on page 280, that a judge named Walter L. NIXON was impeached and convicted in 1988-89 for FALSE STATEMENTS TO A GRAND JURY.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Factual and Bold Read, 3 Dec 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
I read this brilliant work for a term paper and was burdened by the inescapable truth it discloses. Coulter, with great conscience and ability, disseminates the untold truth of the real nature of the phrase "high Crimes and Misdemeanors" and the unequivocal intentions of our Founding Fathers that it be the minimal standard by which we measure our leaders. Let's stop for a moment and consider the consequences of the type of moral relativism that is being so despicably spread across this great land. Do we really want to have the president be immune to following the laws of our nation, simply virtue of his title. Coulter plainly states why that is ridiculous. She vividly describes America's heritage as a nation that places a higher value on morality and the rule of law than does your run of the mill autocracy. If you are thinking to yourself that Coulter (as an obviously unashamed conservative) would be decrying such an "invasive" investigation if this were a Republican president, you obviously do not understand the nature of conservatism. If this were a Republican president you would see some partyliners who would do so, but the overwhelming majority of conservative Republicans would be embarrassed and ashamed of him and without hesitation would be pressing for his resignation. This book is not about politics. It is about the standard of law being esteemed more highly than a particular president's current popularity. I highly recommend that you read this book, because it will threaten any misguided emotional assumptions of the nature of law and our president's bold disregard for it. Enjoy!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Repulsive, 9 Sep 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
Just briefly (since I do not expect to change the mind of anyone who actually liked this book), as a student of Constitutional law, I find it extremely hard to believe that Ms. Coulter is a lawyer. Her book is certainly a far cry from a well-written legal document. She repeatedly overstates her case, filling it with bad writing and misleading quotes that are obviously designed to fool unthinking and uninformed readers who have a faulty understanding of the impeachment process as it was set down in the Constitution. (Just a hint, the Federalist Papers are not part of the law of the land, neither is the Declaration of Independence.) If Clinton is removed from office (which is NOT synonomous with being impeached, by the way), it will be a disgrace that he was convicted of such pathetic crimes when Reagan and Bush walked away from their broad and blatant violations of the Constitution. Finally, with respect to the outrage of the American people at being misled in the Lewinsky affair: if the people don't want to be lied to, they should stop rewarding politicians for doing it. The best and most popular liars (Reagan, Clinton, etc.) are the future of American politics unless a major change is made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Constitutional analysis of Impeachment., 26 Aug 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
Ann Coulter gives compelling constitutional reasons just why the issues of character and the private lives of presidents should remain a high standard in our choices for leaders. Her ability to explain complex constitutional arguments in a simple manner makes the principles outlined in the Constitution and the Federalist Papers easier to understand and apply to our current political situation. She handles a very political situation in an apolitical review of facts. In fact, her analysis is convincing that our governmental leaders have a constitutional duty to insure that the voting electorate not be allowed to abuse our system of government by electing any person who does not have the character befit for the office of our President and other high leaders. I think only that she could have reviewed and compared other systems and the consequences and results of persons of questionable character maintaining political and legal control over other person's lives. Hopefully, Ms. Coulter will continue this book in a second volumn as time progresses. Not a fast read, but well deserving of every American's time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Piece of partisan trash, 13 Oct 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
Ann Coulter's spin on both the facts of the matter and the substance of impeachment takes the concept of partisanship to a new low. Let's face it -- President Clinton lied about sex; immoral behavior that he should answer to God and his wife about...period! Kenneth Starr wastes $40 million in taxpayers money and still Coulter and other partisan Republicans want to drag this matter out further. If their concern was truly well placed, they would be outraged that the Reagan administration in violation of law and stated public policy subverted the Constitution to sell arms to enemies of the United States and perpetuate an illegal and illegimate war in Central America; a set of impeachable acts far outstripping in consequence any acts of the Clinton administration or even the grave violations of the American trust perpetrated by Richard M. Nixon. For a good read, in all senses of the term, your readers should pick up AND THE HORSE HE ROAD IN ON by James Carville and FIREWALL by Lawrence Walsh, and avoid this inferior work by Ann Coulter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally - an intelligent voice emerges, 16 Oct 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
My wife recommended this book to me and, I must admit, it is the MOST astute analysis of the Clinton impeachment saga that I have ever read. Ann Coulter (who I had never heard of before reading this book) describes the founding fathers' rationale for impeachable offenses in a way that finally explains why Nixon could have been found subject to impeachment (depending on what the President knew and when he knew it), and why Clinton MUST be found impeachable (being the sole instigator of impeachable actions). This thoughtful, considered, and factual analysis is a far cry from Col. Cornball Carville's highly touted "And the Horse He Came In On", which simply attempts to outshout the opposition with blatently false and probably liable (definitely lie-able) accusations. Congratulations to Ann Coulter. I have since learned that she has often appeared on Rivera Live, and I am certain that I will soon know much more about her than I did before reading this book. Thank goodness there are some thinking people left in America!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Provides the perspective the national media misses., 9 Sep 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
I have been shocked at the national media's inability (or unwillingness) to present the case against Clinton in a coherent historical and legal perspective. Their failure to do so is highly suspect and may cost them in the end.
I have watched Ann Coulter on the "talking head" cable shows for months as she has tried to bring some rationality to the discussions only to be interrupted and shouted down by other guests.
Now at last she is able to make her complete case. And a convincing case it is to anyone with even a passing interest in the rule of law or the lessons of history.
Ms. Coulter begins by tracing the evolution of the concept of "impeachment" from its origins in English law to the Founding Fathers and on into modern times. She then lays out the evidence against Clinton (much of it already in the public domain) and brings us to the realization that not only is he POSSIBLY impeachable, he is CERTAINLY impeachable and that the coutry ignores this at its peril.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Partisan but powerful, 23 Aug 1998
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
The author, and the publisher, are aggressively conservative, and if you've seen Coulter on the talk show circuit recently (how could you not?) you have no doubt where she stands on the Clinton administration (firmly against). What we get here is more of the same. A lot more.
Coulter's forceful argument for impeachment is unlikely to leave any reader sitting on the fence. It will harden those convinced he has to go, and even his most ardent supporters would be hard-pressed to ingest this 300+ page indictment and continue to insist that Clinton's detractors have "nothing" on him.
The first third of the book covers the Lewinski affair; the remainder--Whitewater, Filegate, the travel office firings, IRS audits, campaign finance issues, *ad nauseum*--take up the remaining 200 pages, with varying degrees of persuasiveness. But even the weakest arguments, frequently compared directly to the articles of impeachment drafted against Richard Nixon, nonetheless demand thoughtful consideration. Her book isn't the last word, but the issues it raises belong in the debate.
The rhetoric here is at times irritatingly repetitive and unrepentantly abrasive, and nobody is likely to agree with everything she says. But love her or hate her, Coulter has done her homework, her notes are copious, and her conslusions damning.
It's a quick read, ably written and extensively documented. It's important to consider both sides of an issue as wrenching as impeachment, and this book asks questions that the U.S. Congress may be asked to consider in the days and months ahead.
Even so, this book is to the presidency what "Saving Private Ryan" is to war--at times graphic, brutal and hard to stomach. I came away from this book feeling more than a little queasy. It's not a pretty read.
But as the scandalous headlines show no sign of abating and the sound-bite debate on the talking head shows produces more indigestion than understanding, this book demands not only awareness, but consideration. Read it, read the arguments of Clinton's supporters, then make up your own mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a VERY good book!, 5 July 1999
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This review is from: High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case against Bill Clinton (Hardcover)
Ms. Coulter takes a comprehensive look at how the founders defined the phrase "High Crimes and Misdemeanors", and then applies it to the case against Bill Clinton. A good approach, and lacking in the rant-and-rave histrionics of other books which can be classified as simply "anti-Clinton".
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