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Hillary: From Foggy Bottom to the Remainder Table

By on 6.27.14 | 1:44PM

It may take a village. But such of the villagers who still read (see Dan Flynn’s “Lazy Machines” on the website this morning) have caught on to the Clintons. Their books are BORING.

And now that the news is out about how “dead broke” the Clintons are and how they have to “work hard” delivering speeches at about $200K per hour, even those who share the Clinton’s leftist delusions no longer feel obligated to help the cause by buying the latest Clinton door-stopper and displaying it on their coffee tables.

Mz. Hillary’s Hard Choices sold about 85,000 copies in its first week, placing it on the NYT bestsellers list for about as long as it takes a David Price fastball to reach home plate. During its second week, her overlong screed sold just 48,000 copies, and was lapped by the usual diet and self-help books

At this rate, the gaudy advance Simon & Schuster paid Mz Hillary looks more like a political donation than a business investment. Hard cheese.

But Simon & Schuster spokesman Cary Goldstein, who, based on his skill at applying lipstick to a pig should have been considered as Jay Carney’s replacement, told the NYT that the publisher is delighted with the sales. “It will be selling for years,” he said. “Reader reaction has been terrific.” Well, that’s Cary’s story and he’s sticking to it.

Many conservative Americanos (who read real books) will be encouraged by the news. But does this mean that Mz Hillary will be on the political remainder table by 2016? At this point that would be reading too much into events. But the national yawn her book has inspired and her falling poll numbers suggests that the enthusiasm for all things Hillary is ebbing a bit.

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