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Hatin' Hil …

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There are plenty of soft spots in the economy, but one bright light is the booming Hating Hillary sector -- it's going gangbusters!

From Ben Smith in the New York Observer :

Back in the autumn of 2002, as pundits were portraying Hillary Clinton as a surprisingly moderate U.S. Senator, Carl Limbacher got an unexpected call.

It was from an editor at a division of Crown Publishing. He wanted a book about Hillary Clinton from Mr. Limbacher, an Oyster Bay printer who moonlights as a writer for the fiercely right-wing Web site NewsMax.[…]

The following spring, Hillary's Scheme appeared under Random House-owned Crown Publishing's new conservative imprint, Crown Forum. Addressed to conservatives, the book's central argument was: Be very afraid. Its sourcing was drawn from a rich field of existing anti-Hillary literature, stretching back to the early 1990's, and whose Boswell is Clinton apostate Dick Morris. Like the growing stack of biographies and polemics on Mrs. Clinton, the book's driving force was the fact that attacks on New York's junior Senator sell--regardless of reviews. […]

Joshua Holland is a staff writer at Alternet and a regular contributor to The Gadflyer .