All too human: a political education by George Stephanopoulos

By George Stephanopoulos

All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the fresh viewpoint of 1 who bought his palms at the levers of notable strength at an early age. At thirty, the writer used to be at invoice Clinton's part throughout the presidential crusade of 1992, & for the following 5 years he used to be not often greater than a step clear of the president & his different advisers at each vital second of the 1st time period. What Liar's Poker did to Wall highway, this ebook will do to politics. it really is an irreverent & intimate portrait of ways the nation's weighty enterprise is carried out by way of humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies aren't any sturdier than somebody else's. together with sharp graphics of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & rankings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory bills of the recognized debacles & triumphs of an management that continuously went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, a super blend of pragmatic perception & idealism. it really is destined to be crucial & enduring publication to come back out of the Clinton management.

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So I made a deal with him. If I got turned down again, I really would go to law school. The selection committee saved me from that, and the scholarship offered the professional security of law school without the drudgery. The Rhodes is a passport to the Establishment. While it may not assure success, it guarantees opportunities to interview for great jobs. And the romantic vision of Oxford life passed down from scholars perched in the corridors of power is that while you're there, you get to read what you want, absorb the wisdom of brilliant tutors, argue into the night, and travel around the world.

Everyone we knew seemed to know someone who knew someone who had a tale to tell about Clinton and women. That night, we celebrated at my neighborhood Greek restaurant with our friends Richard Mintz and Helene Greenfeld. By the time the baklava arrived, we got to the subject lurking beneath the surface of our little party. They all lowered their voices and questioned me in the same protective tones you reserve for a good friend you suspect is marrying the wrong girl. “What about his past? ” We kicked around the idea of my raising the issue with Clinton, but I couldn't imagine doing that.

All that made me a little nervous as I walked through the empty streets of Little Rock. I knew my background check was just a formality and believed I had nothing to hide. Still, I couldn't help worrying as I crossed the parking lot and, as instructed, let myself in the back door. Waiting for me in the conference room was Webster L. Hubbell, a Little Rock legend — football star, former mayor, former judge, law partner of Hillary, golf partner of Bill. We had met only once before, and I thought of him as part of a pair.

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