Memo to Reince: Here comes the fancy Hillary memoir

← return to Water Cooler

Many analysts insist that Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to run for president, and already has adopted the political postures of a serious candidate. Her fans, however, have been busy for quite sometime.

Ready for Hillary - a grass-roots group and political action committee founded in January by former Clinton fundraisers - already claims 500,000 members, a donor base of 10,000 and contributions topping $1.25 million. The group is selling campaign buttons and wearables. Emily’s List, a PAC that supports progressive candidates, also has inaugurated a series of public events titled “Madam President.”

Of more serious note is Mrs. Clinton’s methodical, carefully planned trajectory onto the public radar through a series of policy speeches and town hall meetings that began with an appearance before the American Bar Association one week ago that drew much media coverage, and revealed future plans.

“Next month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, I will talk about the balance and transparency necessary in our national security policies, as we move beyond a decade of wars to face new threats. And later in the fall, I will address the implications of these issues for America’s global leadership and our moral standing around the world,” Mrs. Clinton told her audience.

Though Republican National Committee chairman Reince Preibus has had much success protesting a pair of exquisitely timed Hillary documentaries on CNN and NBC, here’s a project he can do little about.

Mrs. Clinton is at work on a memoir, written with the help of Ted Widmer - a Center for American Progress scholar, historian and foreign policy speechwriter and adviser to President Bill Clinton - to be released by Simon and Schuster on June 1, 2014. The memoir is yet to be titled, but the publisher is already taking preorders.

← return to Water Cooler

blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like
  • Maureen McDonnell looks on as her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, made a statement on Tuesday after the couple was indicted on corruption charges. (associated press)

    PRUDEN: Where have the big-time grifters gone?

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014,  shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gesturing as he answers a question during a news conference  at the Statehouse in Trenton.  Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he hopes will help him rebound from an apparent political payback scheme orchestrated by key aides. The early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will make a case Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, that children who spend more time in school graduate better prepared academically, according to excerpts of his State of the State address obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    BRUCE: Bombastic arrogance or humble determination? Chris Christie’s choice

  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    PRUDEN: The question to haunt the West

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Skirting the lane-closure issue

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    LYONS: Benghazi demands a select committee in Congress

  • Happening Now