Hillary Clinton Wants To Make Sure You Remember She Wrote A Book Called ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Clinton Hard Choices

Jon Stewart had fun last night with Hillary Clinton’s unique ability to mention the title of her book at the drop of a hat:

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. James Pearce says:

    I wrote a book too. It’s called Easy Choice: Anybody but Clinton.

  2. CSK says:

    The people in the publisher’s publicity department tell you to do this. If you’re not naturally given to self-aggrandizement, it can feel awfully awkward. At this point in her career, though, HRC should be more adept.

    It reminds me a bit of those SNL Al Franken routines, where he’d insert “Al Franken” into every other sentence he spoke.

  3. wr says:

    Um, did you see the other seven minute of that eight minute piece?

  4. @wr:

    Yes I did.

    So you’re saying that the media orgasm over a book that for the most part Hilary didn’t write is not all part of the same phony publicity campaign?

  5. aFloridian says:

    @Doug Mataconis:

    Hillary Clinton’s book is bogus, and I don’t know why anyone would want to read that kind of auto-hagiography, but the parts of that segment that really had me laughing were those featuring the pathetic shills on Fox News (and CNN too). Makes me glad I stopped watching network news around 2006 or 2007. I think Fox News has done more to destroy the Republican Party that just about anything. I’m embarrassed when I see people watching it.

  6. anjin-san says:

    A politician engaged in self-promotion? I am shocked. Why does this woman hate America? We need more insightful posts like this.

  7. Tillman says:

    Honestly, his bit on CNN’s masturbatory programming was the funny part. Clinton just repeating the title over and over again is…I don’t know, it’s another thing I can’t get worked up over. I’m apathetic. I don’t give a crap. Who gives a crap? The Daily Show barely gave a crap, they only did one joke about the book title.

  8. wr says:

    @Doug Mataconis: “So you’re saying that the media orgasm over a book that for the most part Hilary didn’t write is not all part of the same phony publicity campaign?”

    No, I’m saying that nine tenths of that very funny piece — and thanks for posting it — is making fun of Fox and CNN for the ludicrous media orgy. The fact that the one piece you apparently noticed is the relatively brief bit mocking Clinton for doing her book selling schtick suggests, along with other recent posts, a loathing for this woman which you’re not wiling to acknowledge.

  9. Robin Cohen says:

    And if we choose to ignore you and your book, Hillary? Hard cheese!