Here is my reply to Bill Faw’s op-ed, “Breaking Down Grandiosity,” June 14, stating that my observation on Hillary was written without giving any evidence. There are many books available on the subject of Hillary written by “insiders” such as retired Secret Service agents and others, among them Dick Morris.
These books, if you can find them in a public library, do indeed reveal Hillary as being well-endowed with the previously mentioned six facets of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Herewith are the examples, of which I will, in the interests of space, cite only a few:
1. Grandiose sense of self-importance. “It takes a Clinton to clean up after a Bush” (summer, 2008); “I was named after Sir Edmond Hillary, who was the first to climb Mount Everest.” (seven years after she was born); “We had to bend down and run to avoid the sniper fire.” News films of her Bosnia visit show her walking and laughing.
2. Believes she is “special” and unique. Just listen to any speech.
3. Requires excessive admiration. Read one of the books on her.
4. Has a sense of entitlement. Hated Obama, regarded him as an upstart and undeserving.
5. Interpersonally exploitative. She was accused of speaking to Juanita Broddrick, allegedly implying that she’d better shut up about Bill’s having raped her.
6. Lacks empathy. A standout example is a recording of her reciting an experience as a public defender of an adult male accused of raping a young teenager.
I don’t know where these fit in, but they are noteworthy. She treated her Secret Service as though they were “hired hands.” Another tells of the violent fights she had may have with Bill, throwing things at him. When Bill was governor of Arkansas, she magically found herself on the board of directors of Walmart, and working at a top-notch law firm in Little Rock.
There’s so much material on her that the “mainstream media” ignores. That’s why it behooves us to do our own research on any Democratic candidate — for the most part, the media certainly won’t.
George R. Gallagher lives in Grottoes.