Hillary Clinton's new memoir Hard Choices arrived in stores today and the former secretary of state is out pounding the pavement in an effort to spark interest in both the book and in the possibility of a 2016 presidential run. In an interview with Good Morning America, Clinton got the party started by airing a bit of dirty laundry about her former boss, President Barack Obama:
Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday there was "sexism" in Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign that she and the president needed to get past.
"Beginning the process of working with then-Sen. Obama after I ended my campaign, we had an awkward but necessary meeting to clear the air on a couple of issues, and one of them was the sexism that — unfortunately — was present in that '08 campaign," Clinton told Robin Roberts on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Yet the former secretary of state has also been doing some damage control of her own in the wake of comments she made on Monday stating that when she and her husband Bill Clinton returned (briefly) to private life in 2000, "We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt." Yet as The New York Daily News responded, "Hillary Clinton's first Senate financial disclosure forms, filed for 2000, listed assets of $781,000 to $1.8 million…. And Hillary landed an $8 million advance for her book, 'Living History.'"
Now, as CBS News reports, Clinton is trying to modify her original statement about her family's allegedly woeful finances:
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she and former President Bill Clinton "fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans," seeking to refine remarks she made about the pair being "dead broke" when they left the White House.
Meanwhile, Clinton's aforementioned new memoir has received a less than friendly response so far from the critics. Politico panned the tome as a "newsless snore," The New Republic complained of its "dullness and lack of critical engagement," and even The New York Times was forced to concede that Hard Choices contains "little news."