Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Monday, September 21, 2009

Secret interviews add insight to Clinton presidency

The call from the White House usually would come in late afternoon. President Clinton had a few hours open in the evening. Could he come over?
Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and civil rights historian, would pick up a notepad of questions and two microcassette recorders and drive his truck down Interstate 95 to Washington. Parking on the South Lawn, he would head to the White House family quarters for interviews so secret Clinton stored the tapes of them in his sock drawer.
What followed sometimes seemed like one of the bull sessions the two had two decades earlier when they shared an apartment in Austin, running George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign in Texas.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my. I am without a doubt going to buy this book. I have to wonder, however, about how much is going to be about his personal life, and how much is going to be about issues relevant to his presidency.
    Oh ok, I'm interested in the personal stuff, too!