I disagree with Ben on this one. I don’t think the Clinton machine isn’t fighting back against the book’s allegations simply because so much of the Clinton machine helped source the book. I think, rather, that Hillary is being a good Secretary of State.
I was thinking about this the other day, before I’d heard about the allegations in the book. How often do we hear from Secretary Clinton? Not a heck of a lot. She has one of the most high profile jobs in the administration, and we hear nary a peep from her. I think she’s laying low so as not to steal the limelight from the President. Now, whether that’s her choice, or whether the White House has asked her to keep a low profile, is anyone’s guess. But I think the lack of response from Team Clinton on this book is because she doesn’t want to be a distraction for the President. And if that’s the case, she deserves credit.