Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

The Blair Letters

  • Broadcast in Politics



Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow BostonRed.

The papers of  the lateDiane Blair, a political science professor Hillary Clinton described as her “closest friend” before Blair’s death in 2000, record years of candid conversations with the Clintons on issues ranging from single-payer health care to Monica Lewinsky.

"One might at least wonder whether Blair told Hillary she was taking notes that she would release posthumously," The Washington Post's Kathleen Parker wrote. "That's certainly one form of life insurance. But wouldn't it have been more close-friendish to wait until all parties concerned were enjoying the hereafter before publishing notes that could damage the living?"Friends in Arkansas close to both Clinton and Blair reject that notion, with one saying there was nothing "sinister or Machiavellian about the notes that everyone are interested in.""I don't buy it. Knowing them both, I don't buy it," said Rutherford, the dean at the Clinton School of Public Service. "I think her motive was history and political science."