Hillary and Chelsea Go to Hollywood

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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are possibly out of politics (good) and are on their way to Hollywood (okay?): the two are forming a production company and will venture into television and film projects for women.

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Bloomberg reports that the mother-daughter duo plan to use their upcoming projects to “influence culture and society now that Hillary Clinton is out of politics.” Clinton is already acting as executive-producer to the Steven Spielberg television adaptation of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, a book about the suffrage movement in the United States.

So, is Hollywood the new retirement plan for Democratic politicians? Kind of seems like it! From Bloomberg:

The Clintons are following in the footsteps of the Obamas. Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle created a production company, Higher Ground Productions, and have a deal at Netflix Inc. Their first slate of shows includes an adaptation of Michael Lewis’s book about federal bureaucracy, as well as a drama series about the world of fashion.

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This new trend isn’t exactly surprising, but I still wish they’d go true crime instead. One woman’s opinion.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.

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DISCUSSION

I think not running for public office is different than being out of politics, and Hillary Clinton is not nor should she ever be out of politics. She won the popular vote in the last presidential election, and, but for election interference and a stupid asshat inconsistent decision from Comey (and, frankly IMO, a naive President Obama who should have gone public with what he knew, even though Mitch McConnell refused to be a part of a bipartisan statement), she would be our president. Millions of people in this country care about what she has to say, myself included. My hope is that this simply amplifies her voice. And I’m super excited for all women-led projects, I think this is great.