Harris’s ‘Survivor’

By Garrett 

survivorcover.jpgThe long-awaited book on the Clinton White House by the Post’s new political editor, John F. Harris, will land this week.

The Post began publishing excerpts today, and Drudge is leaking some details:

One clip Drudge points to (p. 356-357), right after Sally Quinn, one-half of Washington’s leading power couple, published an article explaining how upset Washington was with Clinton’s behavior re: Lewinsky:

Some time afterward the president was going over papers with his staff on the upcoming Presidential Medal of Freedom awards. Spontaneously, he launched into a little riff for his assembled aides. His nominee for the prestigious award this year would be none other than the famous [Watergate editor] Ben Bradlee, husband of Sally Quinn.

The aides looked on in puzzled amusement.

“Anyone who sleeps with that bitch deserves a medal!” he explained.