We all have our own ideas about what happened, and, therefore, about What Happened. My Facebook feed is about evenly split between people who are mocking the book furiously, and those saying we should ignore it.
I don’t have a lot of Hillary supporters among my Facebook friends. Anyway, I believe I blogged on that topic a few nights ago, with the idea that the Internet is vast and can host one more than one conversation at one time, the marketplace of ideas is inevitably going to have more than one stall.
But tonight I’m just going to make a prediction. One more week, tops. After a week, nobody will be posting about Hillary’s book and we can go back to more immediate topics. This is based on a couple of things.
The juiciest bits have already been mined. I don’t know that for sure, and a few more will trickle out, maybe, but you kind of can’t top the pony page, or the 4 minute abs bit, or her failure to understand the point of Orwell’s 1984.
Like any book, some people will buy it, some will refuse to buy it, and the vast majority of the American public, who’ve never set foot in a Barnes and Noble in their life, will carry on obliviously and not even be aware there was a book.
Her supporters have probably already bought it, or will soon. Nobody else is going to buy it at all. So, sales drop, news drops, sales drop. That’s the way it goes.
Once the book does fade from the news cycle, Hillary won’t have much else she can due to stay in the public eye.
So, my friends, patience. It won’t be long now.