RUSH: The Ed Klein book, it’s called Blood Feud, and based on the chapter Hillary’s Heart, I think it should be called Blood Clot, but that’s a different thing. The chapter that was excerpted in the New York Post yesterday that details the hatred the Obamas and Clintons have for each other, I read it, and I’m not alleging it doesn’t exist and isn’t true, any of that, but some of the quotes strike me as odd in the sense that I don’t know people who speak this way.
Let me give you an example. Here’s how the excerpt yesterday begins. “Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons … loathe each other.”
Okay. Privately loath. Publicly put on a show of unity, but privately loathe. You know, words mean things to me. If you loathe somebody, you dislike them beyond hate. Hate and loathing are two different things. And then they quote Bill. “‘I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,’ Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign.”
“I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived.” I don’t know. Does this guy talk that way? “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived.” Why would he tell people this? If they’ve got this public show going on of unity, you know, one of the things you never betray your true feelings about people. Keep those — small point. Let’s move on.
“The feeling is mutual. Obama made excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary. On most evenings, Michelle Obama and her trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, met in a quiet corner of the White House residence. They’d usually open a bottle of Chardonnay, catch up on news about Sasha and Malia, and gossip about people who gave them heartburn. Their favorite bête noire was Hillary Clinton, whom they nicknamed ‘Hildebeest,’ after the menacing and shaggy-maned gnu that roams the Serengeti.”