Now that Chelsea is pregnant, and life for Hillary can get so deeply familial and pleasant, she can have her glory-filled post-presidency now, without actually having to deal with the miseries of the office itself...Go deeply familial and pleasant! Chelsea is pregnant! Yikes. Is this some kind of "reverse psychology" — as we used to say — where you try to get somebody to do something by advising them to do the opposite?
Meanwhile, here's a Politico hit piece on Tina Brown: "How to Lose $100 Million/The undoing of Tina Brown."
Here’s how Regis Philbin killed Newsweek for Tina Brown:ADDED: James Taranto puzzles over Tina Brown column about Hillary:
Boyer was toiling away with his editor, Katrina Heron, on a reported article related to Peter Schweizer’s book about insider trading in Congress. Slated for a November cover, Boyer’s piece was a serious bit of journalism that had been a brutal jag of shuffles, rewrites and wrangling. On the Friday the magazine closed, Boyer learned from Heron that Brown, unhappy with the art for the piece, had decided to bump their story from the cover in favor of Regis Philbin (mugging with Jerry Seinfeld).
“You’re joking,” Boyer said to Heron.
“You’ve got to be joking.”
“Fuck it!” Boyer said. “Just fuck it!”...
“It was shocking that someone who ran a website that was entirely built around this idea that she would capture the zeitgeist and thought she knew what was hot would put Regis Philbin and Jerry Seinfeld on the cover,” says another former Newsweek writer. “It was insane.”
[Perhaps] the real purpose of the column is not to impart advice but to serve as a trial balloon. Maybe Mrs. Clinton is using Brown to air her own doubts about a campaign in an effort to test supporters' reaction to, or prepare them for, a possible decision not to run....Here's another idea that just occurred to me. It's a crafty move in The War on Women. My original post simply observes that Brown sounds strangely anti-feminist, but now I'm thinking that it's a trick. Brown is trying to lure other people into saying something that can be portrayed as sexist.