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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

So Hillary Clinton is on her Medea tour — ahem! — media tour.

But this is a different version of Herself — ahem! — herself. Ironically, this is the winning version, much more true and real. It’s a shame she didn’t show up at the carnival — ahem! — the campaign. She’s here to tell us “What Happened,” the title of her new tome. It may make you weep, but a good cry never hurt anybody.

Besides, the sisterhood is still in deep grief and disbelief. One question arises from the tour: Why didn’t this Clinton run for office? She’s surprisingly wry, open, yet as well-spoken as ever. Even her hair looks more honest.

I don’t know about you, but I wish she had turned and confronted Donald Trump at the debate when he stalked her. That would have been an unscripted small step for womankind. If she had acted like she had nothing to lose, maybe she would have won.

Oh, but she was always such a good girl, wasn’t she? The Democratic nominee was perfectly pristine and prepared with her 10-point plans and restrained manners in debating the beast — ahem! — bad boy Donald Trump. Clinton never lost her cool with her lurking opponent, and that may be part of the whole Greek tragedy.

Speaking of that, the myth of enchanting Medea is that her fury at her ex, Jason, was so great that she famously took revenge when he left her for the princess of Corinth. She killed their children.

Clinton will have to settle for drawing blood (with her pen) from James Comey, Bernie Sanders and possibly, Vladimir Putin.

The priggish Comey, then the FBI director, did Clinton wrong not once but twice, in the summer and fall leading up to the November election. He carelessly commented on her being extremely “careless” with her government emails.

When an FBI investigations closes, that’s the end of it. Comey had no right to editorialize and color the electorate, especially in a close race. At the same time, he curiously kept the Russian meddling investigation secret. He deserved to be fired — but by Madame President, not Trump.

The Independent Vermont senator, Sanders, hurt Clinton in the primary by drawing the public eye persistently to her six-figure speeches on Wall Street. That colored her character and may have been “bad optics,” as she defensively put it. But it was “a way to earn a very good living.”

Meanwhile in 2016, Trump and Sanders were playing the populist fiddle to the right and left of her.

Clinton rightly observes she was a good sport about losing a close primary race to Barack Obama in 2008. Further, she supported and campaigned for him. She’s mad Sanders didn’t galvanize his sore Democratic faction to turn out for her.

That said, Sanders, a Senate eccentric, has never been a team player.

Clinton’s private email server and the Wall Street speeches go to two major traits she never overcame. First, she is seriously fond of money. Second, she’s fearful of her privacy being invaded after the 1998 Bill Clinton sex scandal laid their lives bare.

But it’s a beautiful thing to see her sleekly styled new book in hand, telling Anderson Cooper — and by extension, all of us, what happened in the 2016 presidential contest. Don’t we know it: losing the Electoral College while winning the popular vote by nearly three million votes.

Three million. That’s a mantra many of us live by to stay sane in Trump’s dark, mean and ugly version — ahem! — vision of America. Trump makes a Hobbesian jungle, where life is brutish, nasty and short, look like a Cambridge cricket match.

We the people know that American democracy failed us again. We mostly voted for her, flaws and all. Women (overall) voted for her. The vast majority of white men, not so much.

Now Hillary Clinton is willing to share her flaws with us. Ahem again! Make that shortcomings. And by the way, we’ll never have Wisconsin.

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33 Comments

  1. dtgraham September 17, 2017

    My favourite part of the book is where Hillary spends a couple of chapters chuckling about Donald Trump’s pint-sized dick.

    I had a few problems though with Hillary blaming Yoko Ono for losing the election.

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    1. ???? BRAINTHRUST 5000 ???? September 18, 2017

      ^ SUPER racist white guy upset that imaginary version of book he hasn’t read correctly blames him for helping Trump win

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      1. Johnny five September 18, 2017

        President Donald J Trump. Finally a President with some balls!

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        1. ???? BRAINTHRUST 5000 ???? September 18, 2017

          I’m sure that’s very thrilling for someone with your specific fetish, but I’d rather have a non-senile non-traitor, traitor.

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          1. Johnny five September 18, 2017

            You people are free loaders. Get a job loser.

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          2. ???? BRAINTHRUST 5000 ???? September 18, 2017

            Weird, because I’m a millionaire and I have plenty of work? It’s also very odd that you think insults (feeble insults, at that) somehow make your support of a foreign dictator acceptable, traitor.

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          3. Johnny five September 18, 2017

            Sure you are.

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          4. ???? BRAINTHRUST 5000 ???? September 18, 2017

            It’s not like I haven’t mentioned it before. Trump coming into power made me a fortune, as business fled the US.

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          5. Johnny five September 29, 2017

            Sure you are!!!

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          6. my feet are normal September 29, 2017

            Thanks for getting back to me all these weeks later. That was definitely worth waiting for.

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          7. Johnny five September 29, 2017

            Since you don’t work I figured you have plenty of time on your hands.

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          8. my feet are normal September 29, 2017

            OK sorry you couldn’t come up with anything better than this.

            Reply
    2. CarmenHBrown September 18, 2017

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    3. Johnny five September 18, 2017

      Hillary hasn’t seen a dick in 40 plus years. With that Pussface she may never see one again. She is a loser!!

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      1. ???? BRAINTHRUST 5000 ???? September 18, 2017

        Hahahahaha WOW.

        you got Women Issues, son.

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        1. Johnny five September 29, 2017

          I love women and so does Hillary!

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          1. my feet are normal September 29, 2017

            See? Broken in the head. Also, I know you get terribly butthurt, but it shouldn’t take you 11 days of seething to come up with that limp response.

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          2. Johnny five September 29, 2017

            Ok my feet that are stinking you loser. You know yourself that Hillary is a lesbian and a crook. Something right down your alley.

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          3. my feet are normal September 29, 2017

            I do know that there’s no such thing as a straight homophobe, homophobe.

            Reply
      2. dtgraham September 18, 2017

        Yeah well, Trump warned that if most people voted for Hillary, the President would be under constant criminal investigation.

        They did. He is.

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  2. old_blu September 18, 2017

    I love Hillary, and think she would have been a great president, and know she would have been better than Trump, but at this point she’s doing more damage to the Democrats than she is good. JMHO.

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  3. Ann Waldrum September 18, 2017

    I really can’t wait to read this book, long being an admirer of Mrs. Clinton. This -ahem- review is too cute by half! Save your snark for someone who deserves it, not the most qualified candidate in history!

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    1. Johnny five September 18, 2017

      Are you serious?? She’s a thief. Pay for play. Actually hates any woman that doesn’t agree with her.

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      1. ???? BRAINTHRUST 5000 ???? September 18, 2017

        Sounds truthy, guy who was defending racism several posts below! Luckily, in this dimension, Hillary is quite normal.

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      2. Ann Waldrum September 19, 2017

        And your proof? I’ll wait ….

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        1. Johnny five September 29, 2017

          Hillary said she was broke when she left the White House and and now she’s worth $300 mil ??

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          1. Ann Waldrum September 29, 2017

            Not $300 million; more like $100-$150 million … how much money have you made in the past 17 years, cumulatively? They were $10 million in debt for legal defense fees for all those specious RW lawsuits. To pay that Bill C had to make about $20 million. Wonder were those highly paid speeches came from? Bingo! There you have it. Of course, what Bill and Hillary gets doesn’t even begin to compare to what Reagan got for his one speech in Japan at $2 million per speech.

            You forgot to add your proof of “pay to play” allegation.

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          2. Johnny five September 29, 2017

            You must have forgot about the so called Clinton Foundation. Their pay to play. Billy boy Clinton should give a speech on how to get by with rape. Their foundation has done a thing anyone except those 2 crooks. What a loser you are for voting for these 2 morons.

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          3. Ann Waldrum September 29, 2017

            Continuing to display ignorance. Neither Bill or Hillary Clinton take a dime from the Clinton Foundation or any of it programs! Nary a dime.

            The Clinton Foundation is a highly rated charity by several reputable agencies. It seems you believed every innuendo from the discredited Clinton Cash, paid for by the Mercers and written by a Breitbart hack. Where is your skepticism when it believes unsupported innuendo?

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