Hillary Clinton - the former United States secretary of state, New York senator, and first lady – is having more negative headline-grabbing incidents during her book tour to promote her latest written work entitled “Hard Choices,” according to the Washington Times on Friday. Clinton’s latest reported-upon incident occurred at a book signing even in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, while the former first lady was exiting an event, she was approached by Jason Mattera who is the publisher of a website called Daily Surge.
Mattera handed a copy of “Hard Choices” to its author, Mrs. Clinton, and said:
If you could make it out to Christopher Stevens – I think you knew him.
When Clinton rejected the notion that she sign the book for the deceased ambassador to Libya, Mattera said to Clinton:
What difference does it make?
Naturally, the “what difference does it make” comment echoes what Clinton said in her last year’s testimony to the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee regarding the deadly Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack in which Stevens was murdered. Clinton has long been accused of dismissing the terrorist connection to the deadly attack that occurred on Sept. 11, 2011, just before President Barack Obama’s re-election. The notion that the terrorist attack had nothing to do with it being 9-11 and that the attack was over a dated YouTube video that insulted Islam was the reason for the attack.
Besides the request to sign a copy of her new book for Stevens, Clinton has had other bumps along the “Hard Choices” book tour. Just as the book was released, she said during an interview that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were financially destitute when the former first couple left the White House. She said this in spite of the fact that they are now obviously ‘1 percenters’ who command a minimum of $200,000 for the speeches they continually present across the country.
Other quite negative incidents have included an interview with NPR when she got into a heated discussion about her history on the issue of gay rights. The interviewer challenged her timing on supporting gay marriage as being nothing more than a political move. There are also reports that the book isn't being well-received at cash registers throughout the nation.