Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is getting roasted on social media for claiming that a book she purportedly co-authored is her first attempt at inventing content.
“My first foray into fiction! It was a labor of love with my friend (and favorite mystery author) Louise Penny, and I can’t wait for you to read it,” Clinton asserted on Twitter, in an effort to generate pre-order sales. The dictionary defines ‘foray’, in this context, as “an initial venture.”
Twitter users quickly recalled — among other things — that the establishment Democrat blamed the deadly Benghazi attack on a YouTube video, that she erroneously claimed that she came under sniper fire during a 1996 visit to Bosnia. And there were any number of explanations about using a private server for email while she served as U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
Clinton memorably blamed Russia for her 2016 loss to Trump. Even the liberal Washington Post reported that the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democrat National Committee, through a law firm, partially funded the now-discredited Steele dossier that played a role in prompting the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, i.e. Russia-gate, that ultimately turned out to be a hoax.
In the end, President Trump and others were accurate in describing the politicized probe as a witch hunt.
Last month, as part of the John Durham investigation, a federal grand injury indicted a former Clinton-campaign-connected attorney, a partner at the same law firm, for allegedly lying to the FBI about supposed Trump ties to Russia. The barrister has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
My first foray into fiction! It was a labor of love with my friend (and favorite mystery author) Louise Penny, and I can't wait for you to read it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 5, 2021
The book that the former U.S. Senator from New York who is married to ex-POTUS Bill Clinton is promoting is called “State of Terror.” Parenthetically, Bill also tried his hand at fiction by supposedly co-authoring a thriller, “The President’s Daughter,” with mystery writer James Patterson.
Hillary Clinton fans who are avid readers will somehow have to contain their eagerness until the book is released next Tuesday.
The response to Clinton’s “labor of love” seems similar to what occurred when anti-Trump retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Vindman tried to hawk his memoir on social media.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 2, 2021
In general, writing is challenging, solitary work that is often unsuited for limelight-loving, staff-dependent politicians or ex-politicians.
Thus, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that Penny did most or all of the heavy lifting in addition to any Clinton-hired ghostwriters that may have been involved.
Separately, embedded below is a lightning round of Hillary Clinton’s evolving statements over the years.
Savvy Twitter users, excluding the Clinton cheerleaders, have concluded that the first-foray claim does, at this point, make a difference that is worth noting.
Here is a sample of the outpouring:
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 5, 2021
Your first foray into fiction was the idea the 2016 election was stolen from you. https://t.co/ULZ3KcDUbx
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) October 5, 2021
What about this fiction? https://t.co/yhvOjBRRgD
— tw account (@justpickedaname) October 5, 2021
— Danny Hellman (@dannyhellman) October 5, 2021
What about your Whitewater testimony? https://t.co/2raCMTrnu7
— Peter Roff (@PeterRoff) October 5, 2021
She is a reality TV personality away from being the most powerful person on planet earth and instead, she’s writing mystery novels
— Ben Rajadurai (@brajadurai) October 5, 2021
Translation: I had some ideas, an actual writer turned them into a book. For which I’ll get at least half the money after she’s done 90% of the writing (assuming you count merlot-driven editing sessions as writing). https://t.co/QvhIQSmDnJ
— Mark Gisleson (@MarkGisleson) October 5, 2021
Spoiler alert: All the antagonists mysteriously die in the end, and nobody can prove a thing. https://t.co/JhIPeZCPQm
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) October 5, 2021
— KSLawWolf (@KSLawWolf) October 5, 2021
And here, I thought it was the dossier. https://t.co/EUpcEwWIgP
— Clark Hedrick (@ClarkHedrick) October 5, 2021
Do any of the characters commit suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head?…. Twice
— Kernal Klink (@MelvinFapital) October 5, 2021
Not the first pic.twitter.com/Jaf5761cNB
— Lorenzo (@Perafunk) October 6, 2021
Russiagate was fiction so yeah….
— Michael (@MiggityMike33) October 6, 2021
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