“After 16 years on the national stage, Hillary Clinton is still a bafflement — a formidable building that appears, no matter how many times you circle it, to have no door” — from Jennifer Senior‘s 7.15 N.Y. Times review of two new Hilary books — Carl Bernstein‘s Woman in Charge and Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.’s Her Way.

“This impenetrability doubtless accounts for the wide range of feelings she generates (absent knowing what’s inside, voters can ascribe motivations both good and evil). And it’s this impenetrability that doubtless explains why so many journalists can’t stop writing about her, even though she’s a biographical subject who appears, at both first and 50th blush, to offer few rewards.”