‘Nobody asked for this’: TV series on Hillary Clinton in ‘alternative universe’ draws jeers

Fans of Hillary Clinton will be delighted to hear the news that an upcoming movie about the embittered, twice-failed presidential candidate is moving along and has reportedly cast two big names to portray her in the project.

According to showbiz website Variety, the adaptation of the novel “Rodham” which depicts an alternate version of Hillary’s career if she hadn’t married her notorious, philandering husband, has added star power with actress Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning set to play the Democrat at different stages of her life once it finds a home.

Variety reports that Hulu has passed on the project which has been “in development at the streamer since summer 2020” and that it is currently being shopped to other streaming services and it will undoubtedly find a fiercely loyal if limited audience once it comes to fruition.

The 2020 novel by author Curtis Sittenfeld drew raves from Clinton loyalists on the way to becoming a New York Times bestseller and is described by Variety as an “alternative universe in which Hillary Rodham Clinton met and dated Bill Clinton at Yale Law School, but never married him. Instead of the life Clinton has actually led, in ‘Rodham,’ she goes on to thrive as a Northwestern University professor, and launches an eventual presidential run in 2016. Real-world events — such as rape accusations against Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump as a significant figure in politics — also play out in Sittenfeld’s novel, but in vastly altered ways.”

Amazon features several gushing reviews of “Rodham” including from The Washington Post which says the book, “descends like an avenging angel. Here, in the pages of this alternate history about Hillary Rodham Clinton, is the story not of ‘What Happened’ but of ‘What Could Have Happened.’ This isn’t just fiction as fantasy; it’s fiction as therapy.”

According to an excerpt from the first chapter featured on Amazon: “The first time I saw him, I thought he looked like a lion. He was six foot two, though I knew then only that he was tall. And in fact, his height seemed even greater because he was big-­tall, not skinny-­tall. He had broad shoulders and a large head and his hair was several inches longer than it would be later, which drew attention to its coppery color; his beard was the same shade. I suppose I thought he looked like a handsome lion, but even from a distance, he seemed full of himself in a way that canceled out his handsomeness. He seemed like a person who took up more than his share of oxygen.”

“This sighting took place in Yale Law School’s student lounge, in the fall of 1970—my second year of law school and his first. I was with my friend Nick, and Bill was speaking in his loud, husky, Southern-­accented voice to a group of five or six other students. With great enthusiasm, he declared, ‘And not only that, we grow the biggest watermelons in the world!'” reads the preview. “Nick and I looked at each other and began laughing. “Who is that?” I whispered.”

“’Bill Clinton,’ Nick whispered back. ‘He’s from Arkansas, and that’s all he ever talks about.’” The next thing Nick told me was actually, at Yale Law School, less notable than Bill’s being from Arkansas. “He was a Rhodes scholar.” according to the excerpt.

Twitter users opined on the upcoming revision of Clinton’s sordid history.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton continues to stay in the headlines, most recently with her insane claim that Republicans want “certain babies” to starve, a typically dishonest reaction, this time as a response to outrage that illegal aliens won’t be lacking for baby formula, unlike mothers who are in the country legally who are finding essential nourishment for their newborns increasingly scarce.

Not that further evidence is needed that Hillary dead-enders lack a footing in the reality-based world, but here it is anyway.

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