Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Republican logic at work. "Nobody likes Hillary, never mind that she won the New York Senate seat and her book sold 200,00 copies in one day." Right up there with,"“George W. Bush won the 2000 election."

Personal anecdote: My aunt met Hillary about six years ago and had a very nice discussion with her about how it feels to have your only daughter go to college very far away. No real point there except that I don't see how that person can be seen as cold and inaccessible.

Take note of this last paragraph.

Although sales of Mrs. Clinton's memoir have exceeded expectations, they have not approached the initial sales of the last Harry Potter novel by J. K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." That book, published in 2000, sold three million copies in the United States and Canada in its first two days on sale, according to its publisher, Scholastic.

Now how fair is it to compare a political memoir to the children’s book juggernaut that is Harry Potter? Still, that's pretty good company.

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