Beginning her speech to the Association of American Publishers at Manhattan's McGraw -Hill Conference Center today with a shout-out to WaPo's In the Loop contest to suggest titles for her upcoming tome, Hillary offered tongue-in-cheek guidelines for would-be authors one of which was "quit your day job," a recommendation she quickly revised.
When Clinton wrote Living History, her 2003 title about her life up until that point, she was a U.S. senator and was overwhelmed by the amount of work necessary for doing her day job and writing a book in the evenings.
This time around, her departure from the State Department would provide her with the peace and quiet necessary to write a book:
“I was leaving the State Department, stepping off that high wire of American diplomacy. There’d be no more interview requests, no more frantic media speculation about my plans — just peace and quiet. So I thought, let’s write another book. It has not worked out exactly that way,” she said, referring to the constant media speculation that she is planning on running for president in 2016.
Absolutely, Hillary! It has not worked out exactly that way. At all!
I combed Twitter for twitpics. The only one was this one from Amy Chozick of the New York Times. Being the only one, and especially high resolution for a twitpic, it went semi-viral.
We know that copies Lisa Rogak's fine collection of Hillary quotes was being raffled off and hope the lucky winners are pleased with their prizes.
Meanwhile, in D.C. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was receiving the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security at Georgetown University.
The buzz around Cipriani in New York is that political heavy hitters will attend an AJC dinner this evening in Hillary's honor but that one big name will be missing.
Pols planning to attend AJC dinner for @hillaryclinton tonight at Cipriani: Schumer, Schneiderman, Rangel, Maloney + more. No @deBlasioNYC.Best compliments, Mme. Secretary, for yet another well-earned honor!