This week, the Woman UP team discusses just a couple of the '08 campaign revelations from the new Mark Halperin and John Heilemann book "Game Change.'' Ria Misra, Patricia Murphy, Bonnie Goldstein, Bonnie Erbe' and I (and yes, that is me, under an amount of makeup that recalls Al Gore in his second presidential debate, or a female impersonator gone wrong) are astonished that there was anything left to learn about HRC, and wonder if McCainiacs who won't shush about what a nincompoop Palin supposedly is are gonna fool around and cost him his '10 re-election race, too.
Of course, those tidbits are vanilla pudding compared to later, jalapeno-hot reports from the book, which comes out on Tuesday. Among these are that Teddy Kennedy told a friend he was furious with a remark Bill Clinton had made while trying to talk him into supporting Hillary over Obama: "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," the man once known as the country's "first black president" told Kennedy, according to the book. "Game Change" also recounts Harry Reid's private, approving references to Obama as a "light-skinned" black guy with no "Negro dialect." And its reconstruction of several scenes from the marriage of John and Elizabeth Edwards are so painful to read it's no wonder they weren't reported before.
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