'Bossy? Aloof?' Index of Hillary Bio Is Way Off

Blogger dissects back pages of book on Dem hopeful
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2008 7:39 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign stop at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Readers looking for a crash course in everything Hillary can try the index of Carl Bernstein's A Woman in Charge, and find a laundry list of moody traits: "bossiness," "aloofness," "anger, temper and hurt" are only the A's and B's. But New York Times blogger David Kelly uncovers just one problem: the bio doesn't live up to its index.

"Between Pages 90 and 266, she’s apparently not acting bossy at all," Kelly writes. And the index implies that Clinton was "lacking introspection" only once, and felt "unhappiness" but twice. And "just three references to grudges?" Kelly muses. "If I were Hillary Clinton, I’d be holding a grudge on every other page." (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)