Bill Clinton And Bill Kristol Agree: Todd Purdum Stinks
Kristol writes:Hereís a highlight of Purdumís reporting: ďMore than once in my travels in Alaska, people brought up, without prompting, the question of Palinís extravagant self-regard. Several told me, independently of one another, that they had consulted the definition of Ďnarcissistic personality disorderí in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders . . . Is there any real chance that "several" Alaskans independently told Purdum that they had consulted the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders? I donít believe it for a moment.
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. . . I'm with Kristol; this doesn't pass the smell test. Then again, Purdum's work for the mighty VF has often failed to pass any kind of common sense test [Link to Eric's critique of Purdom's hit job on Bill Clinton.] . . . Don't you love how Purdum zeroed in on how self-obsessed Palin is; how (clinically) narcissistic she is? I'd be curious to find out how many VF features in recent years about male politicians stopped to ponder the me-me-me tendencies of those powerful players.
Other than Bill Clinton, I bet the answer is never. But it's funny that Kristol calls Purdom's piece a Left wing hit job. Did he forget Purdom's hit job on Bill Clinton? Clinton called Purdom "sleazy," "slimy," and a "scumbag" because of the hit job by Purdom.
Speaking for me only
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