Without a $300,000 speaking engagement to make on some public campus, Hillary Clinton resumed her book tour yesterday. She pulled in to R.J. Julia Booksellers, a small bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, where it is reported that “a mix of Hillary Clinton fanatics and local press crammed into a tiny room for a chance at catching a glimpse of the former First Lady, Senator, and most recently, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.”
The patented Clinton sincerity was in evidence. “I’m so happy to be here,” she exclaimed upon entering the room. She was there to sign copies of Hard Choices and to take time to shake hands with those who have long been fans of her work in public life, so long as they had purchased a copy of the book.
Karen Lepak of Manchester, Connecticut, was one such supporter swept up in the wave of good feelings. “It was like a miracle,” she said after she touched the hem of Clinton’s garment and, of course, picked up her copy of the book. “The adrenaline is just flowing and it’s just something that you can’t explain until you do it.” Hey, Karen, no explanation necessary.
Not everyone who turned out at the bookstore in Madison was a Clinton supporter. WTNH’s Josh Scheinblum reports that a crowd of protesters had assembled across the street from the bookstore and that loud chants regarding Benghazi could be heard for blocks around. Scheinblum’s linked report includes a photograph of the protesters with scraggly signs, but I like this one passed along by a friend, exclusive to Power Line.