Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton’s Hardest Choice: To Give New Ghostwriter Credit
Posted on 06/01/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
The world waits for Hillary Clintons new book, Hard Choices, on June 10th. I know I have it all queued up on amazon.com. But Clintons hardest choice may start at home: will she give her ghost writer a credit this time?
I wrote about a year ago that Edward Ted Widmer, a long time Hillary associate, was actually writing Hard Choices.
Widmer, 51, is a Harvard graduate who wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. He has a long association with Brown University, where he was the Director of the John Carter Brown Library.At least thats where used to be. Widmer now works out of the presidents office at Brown. After all, his prestige factor has rise considerably.
Between 2001 and 2006, Widmer was inaugural director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington
College, where, according to his bio, he created numerous programs designed to enliven the teaching of American history and politics to diverse groups, ranging from Muslim college students in historically anti-American regions of the world to elementary students in under-financed public school districts of the eastern shore of Maryland.
Last year I wrote that Widmer has conceded that Clintonthough she hasnt said so directly is incredibly organized and planning her campaign. He sent me an email later claiming: I have neither said that or anything like it to anyone, nor is it something I believe. Well, its a year later and Hillary is pretty much the front runner for the Democratic nomination.
But what credit will Widmer get on Hard Choices? Clinton caused an uproar with her bestseller, It Take a Village, when she denied the ghost writer any identification at all. That book was written by Barbara Feinman, a Georgetown University professor. Feinman was paid $120,000 for seven months work. She eventually went public and complained about lack of credit.
So how did it work out? Widmer emailed me this afternoon:
sorry, I dont have the answer I havent seen printed version
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Her book “It take a Village” had a ghost writer that had a $100,000.00 check from Hillary to show to the press proof that she wrote the book, but the press wasn’t interested.
If I remember correctly, also, the title had already been used, I think.
I remember "her" first book. That first weekend, I popped into the local B&N to check out the used books. I made a beeline to the back, as my want.
Later, waiting in the checkout line, I finally noticed her book, copies lined up behind the counter.
Then I started looking around, and noticed the stacks of the book lining the central aisle, and that's not to mention a gauntlet of Hillary cutoffs that I passed by as well without the slightest notice.
Widmer doesn’t get it, does he? The Clintons USE people like him. Perhaps she promised him the ambassadorship to Botswana?
But Widmer should be grateful that he works for Hillary and not for Bill. To serve a Clinton is morally demeaning, but to do it on your knees is almost certainly worse.
I'd have thought more like National Lampoon, with all the farcical content in the book, and its title which is obviously a joke
I know I can hardly wait.....to ignore it!
LOL!! This is hilarious!! or should i say HILLARIOUS!!
She couldn’t write her name on the bathroom wall.
They will sell lots of copies to libraries, universities, newspapers and TV stations.
Shame she’s not a brilliant writer like JFK with “Profiles in Courage”. /sarc
I would pay money to not read it.
One suspects that the book is really fiction, about what Hillary's ghostwriter pretends her to be.
One strongly suspects that Mrs. Clinton stole art and dinnerware from the WH, made money on a completely scammed cattle futures deal, had some FBI files that she was not entitled to possess, had some WH Travel Office peeps fired for convenience of some pals, influenced some pardons for FLN creeps, claimed to be named after someone who became famous after Mrs. Clinton was born, and a host of other lies and deceits. (Wrong on anything? Corrections invited.)
This book would be self-aggrandizing fiction, I strongly, strongly suspect.