Then the very moment the pretense was no longer needed and the gullible saps for whom her appellation mattered had already voted, she announced another name change. On inauguration day, Hillary stated that henceforth she would be called "Hillary Rodham Clinton."
Anyone need a house in Chappaqua? It's going the way of the little woman routine. Hillary is movin' on up.
There are multiple fascinating issues to the newly liberated first lady's psychotic behavior. How it is that the longer Hillary stays close to public service, the richer she gets (and the more illiterate the children in Arkansas become, thanks to her education reforms)?
Then there is the sheer gaudy bribery of this book deal by a company, which -- like every entity in America -- has business before the federal government. (That's why politicians love "targeted" tax cuts.) We have a real Nixon-Slush-Fund-Checkers scandal brewing here. Even poor old Nixon didn't have the entertainment industry funding his retirement.
Who exactly is expected to buy her book? If Hillary acolytes could read, they wouldn't be Hillary acolytes.
Moreover, her entire life has consisted of her lying or stonewalling. So what has she promised to deliver here? Maybe this book could make some money if she would include chapter titles like these: "Where I Hid the Billing Records," "What My Aides Took Out of Vince Foster's Office," "What It's Like to Testify Before a Grand Jury," "Best Velocity for Lamps" and "Hillary's Cattle Futures Trading Tips."
But there won't be. Surely Andrew Morton wrote a more true-to-life account of life in the White House than Hillary is capable of producing, and "Monica's Story" was remaindered after a few months, having sold about half a million copies. At that rate, Simon & Schuster will have to sell Hillary's book for about $75 a copy to turn a profit on it.
Simon & Schuster should have tried to persuade Hillary to tell the truth the same way a couple of investigative reporters got Ted Bundy to open up -- by talking in the third person. She ought to be write a novel about a woman trapped in loveless marriage with a philandering husband and consumed by her own ambitions. That I'd buy.