In the Observer: Podhoretz, Clinton

Jason Horowitz sits down with Giuliani foreign policy advisor Norman Podhoretz.

“I was asked to come in and give him a briefing on the war, World War IV,” said Mr. Podhoretz, a founding father of neoconservatism and leading foreign policy adviser to Mr. Giuliani. “As far as I can tell there is very little difference in how he sees the war and how I see it.”

Joshua Green says that although the new book, “For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years” “tells a deeply familiar story,” it offers an edge because of the author’s “brutal dissection of Hillary Clinton’s physical appearance.”

Chris Lehmann reviews Valerie Plame’s new book, which includes an anecdote about Plame and her husband running into reporter Matt Copper on the streets of Georgetown.

Joe Conason says Hillary Clinton’s remarks about reviewing presidential powers should spur a debate on the issue.

Steve Kornacki recounts how John McCain went from supporting Mitt Romney for governor of Massachusetts to being a savage critic on the campaign trail.

John Koblin wonders how long the Wall Street Journal’s top editor will stick around under Rupert Murdoch.

Doree Shafrir reports on how branding yourself can help your journalism career at the New York Times.

Leon Neyfakh reports on Commentary magazine getting another Podhoretz as editor.

And Robert Stern tells Max Abelson that it’s “kind of humane and nice” to have a chauffer’s room inside Fifteen Central Park West.