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  • A lot of it was purely fictional, speculation on my part. I figured the reaction from the White House was that whoever wrote this thing had no idea what the Clintons were all about. Then, shockingly, people in the White House started accusing each other of having written it. That reaction was what really set if off.
    (Joe Klein)

  • I got into journalism because I came of age in the '60s. It just seemed one way for me to get things done.
    (Joe Klein)

  • Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.
    (Joe Klein)

  • This record speaks to not only the caliber of play on the field, but to the support of our fans over the years. Congratulations to the fans, the staffs and the players for making the league such a success.
    (Joe Klein)

  • Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.
    (Joe Klein)


  • I'm honored that Ambassador John Bolton would agree to read a copy of my book. Ambassador Bolton understands that the United Nations is an institution desperately in need of reform, and I hope that he and the UN employees who have read my book will be able to continue bringing about change within the organization.
    (Joe Klein)

  • You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart, especially since it's a comedy show.
    (Joe Klein)

  • I had never collected a royalty check in my life and I didn't expect to get one for Primary Colors,'
    (Joe Klein)

  • He has had an invitation. We have a history of players with his credentials coming here and getting back (to the majors). That speaks for itself.
    (Joe Klein)

  • Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap.
    (Joe Klein)

  • It will make sure players have best spots available for playing time. It will better allow communication with the major leagues and, for the agents, it's almost like one-stop shopping.
    (Joe Klein)

  • Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
    (Joe Klein)

  • I invented the psychological histories and the relationship between Jack and Susan Stanton. I didn't know anything about the Clintons. I don't know more about the Clintons' marriage than you do.
    (Joe Klein)

  • Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased.
    (Joe Klein)

  • Affirmative action was never a very elegant solution to the problem of racial injustice.
    (Joe Klein)


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