Politico breaks a “Hillary Exclusive” this morning that Republicans can choose to ignore at their own peril:
EXCLUSIVE : Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hit the paid speaking circuit this spring (likely April or May) and has selected the Harry Walker Agency, which represents President Clinton, as her agent. Industry officials expect that she will be one of the highest paid speakers in the history of the circuit, with fees well into the six figures in the United States and abroad. Secretary Clinton will likely do some speeches for no fee for causes she champions, and expects to occasionally donate her fees for charitable purposes. Clinton, who will maintain her homes in Washington and Chappaqua, is also beginning to make decisions about the book she has said she will write, an account of her four years as secretary of State. Non-profit work will be another component of her new life, perhaps through her husband’s foundation or one of her own.
So here is a new drinking game for Hillary Watch 2016 fans:
Every time Hillary is asked if she is running for president in 2016 and either laughs or says that she has “not yet decided,” you take a gulp of your favorite adult beverage. Now, the real question is, “How many cases of whatever you are drinking do you think you will have consumed by the end of her speaking tour?”
Politico, in the same email (Mike Allen’s Playbook) also has this video gem of Karl Rove responding to the question, “Where Would We Be Today if Hilary Clinton Beat Obama in 2008?”
Rove’s answer is literally a 2016 Hillary for President endorsement.
You just have to see it to believe it.
Message of Full Disclosure:
Hillary Watch 2016 is provided as a public service to Tatler readers but the writer will be supporting the 2016 Republican presidential candidate.
(The above disclosure was necessary because several friends have already accused me of being obsessed by Hillary and secretly supporting her in 2016.)