High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton

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In this New York Times bestseller, Coulter mercilessly pillories Clinton and examines the abuses and excesses of Bill Clinton point by point. She also shreds every conceivable defense the Clintons to bits as she probes the major Clinton scandals, including Monica, Filegate, the China connection, the travel office snafu, and the fundraising fiascos.
Paperback, 358 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Regnery Publishing (first published 1998)
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John
Does a great job of explaining Clinton's numerous scandals in a straight forward, cut-to-the-chase manner. Clinton was president back before I got interested in politics, so there were plenty of misdeeds here I was not previously aware of. My estimation of Clinton, never high to begin with, has plummeted off a cliff after reading this book. As part of her argument that Clinton should've been impeached, Coulter explores what it was exactly that got Nixon in such hot water. Turns out that Nixon's...more
Brandon
Probably the worst writer I've ever read. Poor use of language, facile reasoning. Dreck. Pure and simple.
Sally
Ann Coulter's books are usually snarky and dwell on a number of different subjects. This early book of hers focuses on the Clinton Administration and was written before the Impeachment proceedings began. Coulter starts with a definition of 'high crimes and misdemeanors' and looks at why the writers of the Constitution included such a section. Using extensive notes and quotes, it is clear the Founding Fathers were not looking at criminal acts but at the moral character of the nation's leaders. Mo...more
Will Toms
Published in the days before a svelte cocktail dress, a tough-as-nails smirk and a punchy-yet-easily-digestible title were the sufficient conditions to propel Miss Coulter into the New York Times' Bestseller List, High Crimes and Misdemeanors is a well-researched case against a man who has for years furnished the impression that he has no credible naysayers.

The manufactured outrage and low sarcasm which passes for wit in the author's later works is conspicuously absent here. Quite to the contrar...more
Mandy
If Coulter is trying to change my perception of a president I had previously liked to an opinion of questionable dislike with this book, then I'd say she came pretty close to accomplishing her goal. I still think that a lot of the things that Clinton accomplished in office were honorable and necessary, but I now question the integrity with which he reached those goals. I also find myself wondering if maybe he should've been impeached after all; albeit not for something so minor as perjury in a d...more
Hugh Henry
Oct 19, 2007 Hugh Henry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Conservatives and liberals willing to face the truth about Bill Clinton
Shelves: political
Her most scholarly work, the one that put Ann Coulter on the map, this volume is highly informative and witty, a bit cutting as usual for her. Anyone wishing to understand the historical and legal basis for impeachment need read little else. After detailing what offenses had constituted High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Coulter applies the same standards to President Clinton with devastating efficiency. Clinton's defense amounted to "is" might not mean "is," and "alone" might not mean "alone," but t...more
Trudy Pomerantz
Surveys the history of "high crimes and misdemeanors" and how Clinton's actions fit this. An interesting survey of the history behind the terminology. She goes back to English law since this is where the terminology comes from. She shows that the term refers to private behaviour not public ie political actions.
Colleen Garnett
Talks about Monica but also about his and Hillary's other questionable behaviors... She outlines her research with so many bitchy comments and opinions that I think she loses a lot of the credibility that she claims to have. At least the bitchiness is entertaining.
Naomi
I thought AC laid out her claims nicely in this book. I read this during a time in which I read all of her works. I haven't quite figured out if she has become more radical or I have become less radical because I won't touch her books now.
Jan
This is Ann Coulter's first major book, I think, and to date it's her most academic. It shows how "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" is a term of art and not a synonym for "felonies and misdemanors."
Cofemale
If you were around when Bill Clinton did not have sex with that women, then you know what this book is about. The events are intriguing. I just wasn't into cigars.
Erin
More relevant in its time, but still details what an absolute scumbag Clinton is and what a tool Lewinsky is. Thank heaven for Tripp and Starr.
Jon Mills
Very educational regarding the true meaning of the term "high crimes and misdemeanors".

Astoundingly appropriate for today.
Lesley Webster
Excellent!! Fascinating and factual information on Bill (and even Hillary) Clinton's violations of the law.
Kara
Focuses on the legal aspects and pretty detailed but an interesting and enlightening read.
Laura Bolling
Sep 04, 2007 Laura Bolling rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Conservatives
Shelves: readbooks
Again, this is a very conservative way of looking at Clinton. She is well researched, though.
Pamela
Learned what I never learned from the media about the Clinton Administration.
Amanda
Another reason to keep the Clintons out of the Whitehouse again.
Lexi
Jul 07, 2008 Lexi marked it as started-it-but-not-reading-it-now
Shelves: non-fiction
Could never get into this book...
Donna
Excellent!
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Ann Coulter is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers — Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America (January 2009);If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (October, 2007); Godless: The Church of Liberalism (June 2006); How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)(October, 2004); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal...more
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