by Gary Aldrich
Gary Aldrich is a retired FBI agent who worked in the White House during the Bush and Clinton administrations. This book bristles with indignant observations of how Clinton’s staff was chosen. According to Aldrich, the resulting hires were rife with serious ethical, legal, psychological or even financial or moral problems. By now the whory notion of doing a tell-all book about your boss, the President, is a hoary one too. (It dates back to Ike, who got the treatment from one of his doctors.) But with this book, the Clinton administration breaks new ground by being on the receiving end of a kiss-and-sell from a member of the White House security staff. Aldrich was an FBI agent assigned to the White House under both Bush and Clinton who, as this book makes clear, didn’t think the changeover was progress. The author, Gary Aldrich, 08/22/96: Happy to talk to anyone about my book. I stand by everything in my book, Unlimited Access, and I am happy to talk to anyone, answer any questions, and take an arrow or two (unless in the back) from liberals who are upset that I wrote this book. The publisher, Alfred S. Regnery, Regnery Pub. Inc , 08/27/96: We stand by everything Gary Aldrich includes in the book. As a 3 year FBI veteran with a sterling record, it is absurd to even suggestt that Aldrich would make any of this up or lie about it. Of course the White House accuses him of being a pathological liar, as they do to anybody they disagree with. But item after item alleged in the book has turned out to be true.
Gary Aldrich reveals, in detail, how the Clinton administration turned the White House into “Animal House”.
” . . . two Secret Service agents heard Hillary’s daughter Chelsea refer to them as ‘personal, trained pigs’ to some of her friends. When the friends had gone, the senior agent on the detail tried to scold Chelsea for such disrespect. He told her that he was willing to put his life on the line to save hers, and he believe’d that her father, the president, would be shocked if he heard what she had just said to her friends. Chelsea’s response? ‘I don’t think so. That’s what my parents call you.’ . . . ”
The following is on page 90 of the 1st edition of Aldrich’s “Unlimited Access”:
A Reader from San Diego, California, 01/18/98, rating=9: Unlimited Access explains the reasons this administration, as no other in our history, is doomed to experience the ethical embarrassments it is having. The undisputed fact is that this administration has been “indifferent” to security clearance and contemptuous of the process of personnel back-ground checks. They are paying the price for this hubris. What is more disturbing, is the mischief these un-vetted delinquents may be building into the system that they so freely roam today. DOlson6362@aol.com from Minneapolis, MN , 12/20/97, rating=10: Incredible . . . Political dynamite. Set aside for a moment the allegations made by Aldrich. (Open homosexual activity, disgustingly sophmoric Christmas tree ornamentation, rampant drug use, Craig Livingstone, etc.) The saddest commentary possible about Unlimited Access is that this is the first president about whom such allegations would be believable. With the possible exception of Nixon (and as we have seen recently in “Dark Side of Camelot, Kennedy), ANYONE leveling such charges at any president in modern times would have been laughed off the face of the earth. My own parents have met the Clintons, and they would vindicate Mr. Aldrich’s charges of corruption and sleaziness. If you honestly believe that Clinton is the greatest president in this century, I urge you to read this book. You will NOT be dissappointed. A Reader from Placentia, California , 08/30/97, rating=10: I don’t like to read, but I could not put this book down! There are not many books that keep my attention, but I couldn’t put this one down. It usually will take me a month to read a book this size, but I read Unlimited Access in two days. Mr. Aldrich contrasts the Clinton Administration with the Reagan/Bush Administrations. He takes a neutral position and tells the story in such a way that you know he is telling the truth. firstname.lastname@example.org , 07/30/97, rating=10: This book blew my mind. Being in the military and having a security clearance, it was unbelievable that the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces would totally blow off rules that his subordinates are expected to follow under penalty of jail, fines, and death. I also understand the quality of people given access to classified information (outside the White House),like Gary Aldrich. Drugs have zero tolerance to all who hold security clearances. Gary’s book highlights the total disregard of order, discipline, drug use, and open homosexuality in the White House as well as their blatant disregard for the plight of fellow human beings. This book is a must read for all who seek the truth. If you don’t believe the truth…don’t bother. Scott Graham….Seaside, CA email@example.com , 06/30/97, rating=9: Where is the news media? You won’t believe your eyes! This book, if read by anyone with average intelligence, will elicit the deepest outrage imaginable. Is it possible that America has become the ‘decadent democracy’ that the communist world accused us of being only 15 years ago? Mr. Aldrich details the indisputable facts concerning the lying, immoral, and incompetent Clintons and their staff in a manner reminiscent of Vincent Bugliosi’s impeccable prosecution of the Charles Manson murders. Why won’t the news media expose these buffoons for who they really are? Please don’t be one of the silent majority. Our forefathers never intended the highest politcal office in the land to be held by such scum. firstname.lastname@example.org , 03/28/97, rating=9: It’s a shame the Media didn’t believe him. Now that the revelations about Chinese Communist penetration of the White House are being discovered and taken seriously my the Mainstream Media, the obvious conclusion they should reach is that it was all completely predictable. Aldrich’s exhaustive description of the Clinton’s destruction of White House security procedures that had been developed and refined over successive administrations will be shocking to any objective reader. email@example.com (Alf Farnham) , 03/21/97, rating=9: Excellent book about the “nuts & bolts” of the White House. This book presented the real-life issues about the “nuts & bolts” workings of the comings and goings in the White House. The current residence of the White House are very intelligent and therefore I could not understand why some the various White House appointments seemed so sloppy. From this book I could understand how these current White House residents “misfired” with appointments. There were tried and true practices used by both political parties. These practicies kept the White House from selecting personnel with inappropriate backgrounds from doing the “people’s” business. Ethics and character are important, and this book displays how those were violated within this White House. Excellent and fast reading. firstname.lastname@example.org , 12/26/96, rating=10: A must read if you care about America. This is not a pleasant read in terms of what it implies for our country. This is an administration gone wild! The author, being FBI agent for so many years, has much more credibility than the “good old boys” in the White House. This is a scary read but a necessary one for America’s citizens. It is difficult to understand how this administration was put back in the White House. Censorship of the mainstream media really works!! Since this was written we have Lippogate, the DNC money mess, George S. and the rest leaving, inability to find someone who will serve as DNC chairperson, etc. America, wake up!!! A Reader, 07/25/96, rating=8: This book is not for the timid. This is not a literary masterpiece, however this is a must read. I was simply amazed by the content of this book. Aldrich has done this country a fine service by chronicling the shenanigans at the Clinton White House. I too recognize the singular incident which critics have taken Aldrich to task on, but clearly this book is a first hand account of the Clinton disorganization. Throughout my reading of this book I kept asking myself “where is/was the media?” For instance, Aldrich details the sex and drug activities in the White House (a charge made by the Speaker) and the media turns a blind eye. After reading this book you will understand the courage it took to write this account.