Hillary Clinton is reportedly working on a memoir, which will cover the biggest moments and issues of her time as Secretary of State: the Arab Spring, the killing of Osama Bin Laden and China-U.S. relations.
Hillary Clinton is working on a memoir that just happens to be timed perfectly for a lot of favorable coverage leading up to the 2016 campaign season. PHOTO: Reuters
Hillary Clinton is reportedly working on a memoir, which will cover the biggest moments and issues of her time as Secretary of State: the Arab Spring, the killing of Osama Bin Laden and China-U.S. relations. The book will be released by Simon & Schuster in 2014. We can be sure about what happens next (because it's what happens anytime any major figure releases a book): Clinton will then do a round of major network interviews, where she'll get to talk about herself on her own terms, and all the challenges and triumphs of her time as Secretary of State. That will be followed by a book tour, where, again, she gets a lot of favorable coverage on her own terms, and this will probably take us to sometime around early 2015.
That's not a bad way to spend a few years regardless: it's quite lucrative, and a breeze compared to her last four years. Still, if you were trying to think of a way to get Hillary Clinton a lot of favorable coverage ahead of the 2016 race for president, that's exactly how you would do it.
Another tell-tale sign: Clinton's book will not discuss the 2008 race against Barack Obama. She undoubtedly has enough to talk about just from the last four years without getting into that, but it's also the last time Hillary Clinton looked bad in a very public way. Those events are often rich fodder for memoir, but not if the memoir is meant to make its subject look good.
I believed Hillary when she said she didn't know what her plans were going forward other than to give talks and do some writing (and take a hard earned vacation), but every time she appears in the news, it seems more likely that she's angling for at least another four years of a tough political job.