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Trust Hillary? Only Pre-Signed Copies at Living History 'Book Signing' Events
FR Exclusive | Saturday, June 7, 2003 | Kristinn

Posted on 06/07/2003 11:08:26 AM PDT by kristinn

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton ('Rat-NY) is embarking on a summer-long book signing tour across the country to promote her memoirs, Living History, the product of her $8 million deal with publisher Simon & Schuster.

Fans expecting to witness the former First Lady personally autographing copies of her book will instead be given editions with an additional pre-signed page inserted in the book.

Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California, where Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to make her only appearance for the book in southern California on June 29, states on their Website that they have been assured that the author is personally signing the inserts. A Vroman's employee said that the publisher has informed the store that Mrs. Clinton is having difficulty keeping up with the expected demand for autographed books.

Another store, Trover Books in Washington, D.C., where Mrs. Clinton will appear on June 12, has informed the public that for security reasons, no photography will be allowed at her 'book signing'.

Vroman's has not been informed yet whether photography will be allowed at their store. Their Website states that people attending Mrs. Clinton's 'book signing' will be given a voucher for each autographed book purchased. They will "get to say hello and shake hands with the Senator"--an arrangement more akin to a receiving line than a traditional book signing. The vouchers will be exchanged for the autographed books afterward.

Authors much more accomplished in life than the freshman Senator, such as Lady Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister who helped win the Cold War, and retired Army General Norman Schwarzkopf, who led American forces to victory in the Gulf War, have labored to sign books in person without photography restrictions at appearances to promote their respective books.

Given Mrs. Clinton reputation of dishonesty in public matters, one wonders if 'ghost signers' will be employed to autograph Living History like ghost writers were used to write the book itself.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hillapalooza; livinghistory; lyinghistory
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To: Paul Atreides
You know, that was the creepiest episode they ever made. LOL
101 posted on 06/07/2003 5:22:17 PM PDT by gcruse (Superstition is a mind in chains.)
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To: LisaFab
A good sign for a hillary FReep would be; "Did the same ghost who wrote your books hire Craig Livingstone, too?"
102 posted on 06/07/2003 5:23:47 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: kristinn
... they have been assured that the author is personally signing the inserts

So I guess Hitlerly won't be signing, only the "ghost writers".

103 posted on 06/07/2003 5:24:22 PM PDT by Dengar01
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To: Socratic
"I think someone should give her a "Geraldo Handshake." (Nothing up my sleeve, just on my palm.)"

Since you welcome questioning, can you enligthen me what a "Geraldo Handshake" is?
104 posted on 06/07/2003 6:14:14 PM PDT by kcar (T)
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To: kristinn
Their Website states that people attending Mrs. Clinton's 'book signing' will be given a voucher for each autographed book purchased. They will "get to say hello and shake hands with the Senator"

Oh, how I would love to get in line to NOT shake her hand and to tell her where to cram her lying-ass book.

105 posted on 06/08/2003 1:04:52 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: jimbo123
Will Hitlery sign the autographed "inserts" herself? Or will she hire someone to forge her signature for her? Or will they be mechanical reproductions of her signature? I wouldn't put it past Hitlery to authorize forged autographs.

They should just let the ghost writers sign Hillarys' name in the books.

It'd be a hell of a lot more genuine that way.

106 posted on 06/08/2003 1:14:51 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: kristinn
"Authors much more accomplished in life than the freshman Senator, such as Lady Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister who helped win the Cold War, and retired Army General Norman Schwarzkopf, who led American forces to victory in the Gulf War, have labored to sign books in person without photography restrictions at appearances to promote their respective books."

I guess signing books is beneath "Empress Hillary"

Given Mrs. Clinton reputation of dishonesty in public matters, one wonders if 'ghost signers' will be employed to autograph Living History like ghost writers were used to write the book itself.

I bet it's going to be "ghost signers".

107 posted on 06/08/2003 1:35:42 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Paul Atreides
"Scary to think that Hillary could have a double. "
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Well, Saddam had several, so who knows about Hillary. LOL

But I don't really think she has a body double.
108 posted on 06/08/2003 1:37:09 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Dog Gone
Exactly---this is the auto-pen scam.
109 posted on 06/08/2003 2:47:02 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: LisaFab; kcar
Any FReepers have suggestions for the Hillary! non-book signing posters when we FReep her on Thursday?

I love kcar's idea of hitting the book with shoes. (Actually, I suggest printing out posters of the book cover; I seldom discourage people from buying books, but in this case....)

Poster idea:
It Takes a Village of Ghost Writers to
(above a picture of the book cover showing the book title as: Revise History)
110 posted on 06/08/2003 3:15:49 AM PDT by Fawnn (I think therefore I'm halfway there....)
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To: EggsAckley
I believe William Safire wrote that she was a Congenital Liar.
111 posted on 06/08/2003 6:45:08 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (MrConfettiman was in the streets while I was still yelling at the TV)
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To: Buckeroo; kristinn
Only in America, can we as a nation, create the myth of a living God walking upon our land; most nations force the idea upon their subjects. BTW, I am still trying to find her Master's thesis .... somehow, its all gone from everywhere!

...anything written by Shillary,(like the devils' own handwriting) can't be copied...Her cardinal rule.

112 posted on 06/08/2003 7:42:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: Irene Adler
...that Hillary has a deepseated distaste for, and phobia of, the public at large. It's pretty clear that she simply cannot handle unscripted appearances and also avoids as much as she possibly can appearances in front of any groups except handpicked ones.

...a sure sign of a weak pol...no confidence in herself, no true 'smarts', only public posturing...when in public "the usual DNC supects surround" her, choking off any unexpected questions, that may upset her carefully staged appearance...in short "all preception, no substance"...just like BUBBA.... :|

113 posted on 06/08/2003 8:07:27 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: sweetliberty
Is that Vince Foster or Ron Browns hand?
114 posted on 06/08/2003 8:11:20 AM PDT by ewing
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To: kcar
"can you enligthen me what a "Geraldo Handshake" is?"

It's original context was when certain members of our military shook the hand of Gerarldo after he was sent out of Iraq and back to Quatar. It was reported that some of these soldiers had first placed their hands in "unmentionable places" before the manual greeting. This is an old prank which usually takes the form of putting a glob of vaseline in one's palm before the shake.
115 posted on 06/08/2003 2:01:54 PM PDT by Socratic (A little questioning couldn't hurt.)
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To: BabsC
I had the oportunity to meet and shake hands with Colin Powell, Lauren Bacall and Martin Luther King Sr. at their book signings. All of these were good experiences. I wouldn't get within a mile of the Rat from Arkansas.

Really? I've been to two book signings (Tom Clancy near the Sub Base in Ct- a total madhouse; and Don and Fred Imus at Mohegan Sun Casino)and both times the authors were writing so frantically that I felt like I was intruding to offer a personal comment.

We did take a couple of pictures of Tom Clancy- and then promptly lost the film :(

Seems to me shaking hands in a receiving line is much more personal. Odd that Hillary! would do that.

116 posted on 06/08/2003 2:36:12 PM PDT by Dianna (space for rent)
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To: doug from upland
June 29th Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, California

Well, it's about time.This is less than a mile from where I live. I would like to meet up w/ other Los Angeles FReepers and make this happen. Since this will be my first FReep,(I did get to make a few comments to Maxine Waters sitting in First Class on a plane to Seattle before I joined F.R. several years ago btw. LOL) I'd like to make some serious signage and meet up w/ you. Anyone locally please feel free to FReepmail me so we can go forward.Oh man,in my hometown.Really LOL!

117 posted on 06/08/2003 6:42:45 PM PDT by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug, Holier - Than - Thou Socialist)
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To: sweetliberty
>> I hope that Baghdad Bob (aka Doctor Raoul) will be on hand to "promote" Hillary's fictional historical work. A good time should be had by all, (well, except Hillary of course) Hehehe.... <<

Oh, the possibilities!

Did Doc ever dress up as BB? I probably missed it.
118 posted on 06/08/2003 7:23:04 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress
"Did Doc ever dress up as BB? I probably missed it."

Yep! Great after FReep thread! Hehehe..I loved it. And think of the possibilities for future FReeps. Imagine, Baghdad Bob vouching for the credibility of Hillary's book or the RAT presidential nominee.

Baghdad Bob Crashes Howell Raines Revival Meeting – NYT FREEP After Action Report

119 posted on 06/08/2003 7:58:34 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Dianna
With Colin Powell we were able to talk to his front man and give him a special set of BDU's (battle dress uniform) my husband disigned. Within a week we received a personal hand written note from Mr. Colin Powell thanking us for the outfit and telling us how he enjoyed wearing them while working on his vintage car. We did get to shake his hand and at least say hello.

I forgot to mention I also went to a book signing by Octavia E. Butler who writes very interesting sience fiction books. She signed four of my paper backs and spent a few minutes chatting with my husband and I. Yeah it was a small signing but very enjoyable being able to spend time actually getting to know an author who's work you really enjoy.

I wonder if Hillary's signing will be like cattle moving through an assembly line. We'll see. Shake the hand move along, move along, quickly now
120 posted on 06/08/2003 8:02:23 PM PDT by BabsC
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To: BabsC
I wonder if Hillary's signing will be like cattle moving through an assembly line. We'll see. Shake the hand move along, move along, quickly now

Eric Shawn on Fox just did a report and they had a clip of hrc arriving at the first bookstore on her tour and making a few comments. They explained how 250 people received wristbands marking them as getting books and Shawn said they would move through a line to have her sign them. They did not show her doing it, though.

He also spoke with a mother and son who had purchased the book and he had them display the signed page. Eric Shawn did ask the mother if she believes what's in the book and the woman replied "I choose to".

121 posted on 06/09/2003 8:53:25 AM PDT by cyncooper
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; Doctor Raoul; ntnychik; TLBSHOW; Marianne; friendly; RaceBannon; ...
Is anybody in NY that you know of FReeping the Lying History Hillary show at Barnes and Noble in Manhattan today? I cannot believe the huge crowd in the streets there. Surely that can't be for real. Are there honestly THAT many Clinton stooges left in New York, of all places? I hear she is signing the first 200 books, or maybe it was 250, but that she will not personalize any of them. Could it be she heard about Al signing a book for "Chad"? Hehehe... Anyway, wonder how long this dog and pony show is going to be the top story.
122 posted on 06/09/2003 9:24:12 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: TheSpottedOwl
I plan on waiting for the convenient "roll" edition before I buy this literary triumph.
123 posted on 06/09/2003 9:56:29 AM PDT by Desron13
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To: sweetliberty
hmm, freeping Hillary?/ Today??
124 posted on 06/09/2003 9:58:01 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
OK, MSNBC showing her actually signing books with a pen and all.

Ashleigh Banfield is beside herself with "excitement" (her word). She said it was like hrc was "a president or something!".

And to think I have stuck up for Ashleigh in the past,until her recent denunciation of the war coverage and now this demeanor.
125 posted on 06/09/2003 12:35:55 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: LisaFab
LOL! Any FReepers have suggestions for the Hillary! non-book signing posters when we FReep her on Thursday?

I didn't have time to do this one today-- but if you have a Freeper Hillary, you could have a few people with "Zone of Privacy" signs enforcing your perimeter.

126 posted on 06/09/2003 2:08:12 PM PDT by hellinahandcart (Stop Unnecessary Excerpting! Just stop it, stop it, STOP IT!!)
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To: Desron13
I plan on waiting for the convenient "roll" edition before I buy this literary triumph.

Darn thing only has 500 sheets, buy it on sale :-)

127 posted on 06/09/2003 2:19:40 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (America...love it or leave it. Canada is due north-Mexico is directly south...start walking.)
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To: sweetliberty
Yes, three of us were there. Keep any eye out for the report from firebrand or Doctor Raoul tonight.

The line was not nearly as impressive as it looked on TV. At one point we saw part of the line in motion and thought they were letting the customers in. Then I noticed that the people entering the bookstore all had cameras, microphones, and notepads with them. Heehee...

By the time the press finished filing in, the line was HALF the size it had been previously. I got pictures; hopefully they'll be posted.

This is a Big Media Event, but as I was just telling someone else, Deter Jeter had a MUCH longer line (at the B & N near me) when his book came out a few years back...

128 posted on 06/09/2003 2:26:54 PM PDT by hellinahandcart (Stop Unnecessary Excerpting! Just stop it, stop it, STOP IT!!)
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To: hellinahandcart
Media event is about it....image rehabilitation. Sorry, I don't think it's gonna work. Someone posted on another thread that a bookstore near them in Ohio hadn't sold a single copy. Maybe I'll make a few calls and see how it's doing in Arkansas.
129 posted on 06/09/2003 2:42:19 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: hellinahandcart
Could you give me a ping when the thread is up?
130 posted on 06/09/2003 3:40:57 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: kristinn
Another store, Trover Books in Washington, D.C., where Mrs. Clinton will appear on June 12, has informed the public that for security reasons, no photography will be allowed at her 'book signing'.

What are they afraid of? Having the camera(s) break and the photographer "fans" turning into stone like Colin Creevy did when he saw the basilisk in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"?!

131 posted on 06/11/2003 10:04:38 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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