Apparently, they took the advice.
It's just that Hillary said no.
Klein has sources deep in the Clinton camp and he said that they said she is eager for a rest followed by a makeover. "She clearly is exhausted. She needs to lose weight and get her energy back for a four-year slog."
I'm trying to think of how a Republican would frame this. "Democrats tried to take Palin's advice on how to get Obama re-elected. However, Hillary Clinton thought she was too fat to do the job."
The source in the article you linked is Edward Klein, author of The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.
His publisher is Regnery Publishing
, and here's what Amazon transcribed
from the inside flap of their book:
Think you know the real Barack Obama? You don’t—not until you’ve read The Amateur
In this stunning exposé, bestselling author Edward Klein—a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine—pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history. He reveals a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of grandeur supported by a cast of true-believers, all of them united by leftist politics and an amateurish understanding of executive leadership.
In The Amateur you’ll discover:
- Why the so-called “centrist” Obama is actually in revolt against the values of the society he was elected to lead
- Why Bill Clinton loathes Barack Obama and tried to get Hillary to run against him in 2012
- The spiteful rivalry between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey
- How Obama split the Kennedy family
- How Obama has taken more of a personal role in making foreign policy than any president since Richard Nixon—with disastrous results
- How Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett are the real powers behind the White House throne
I think we know *exactly* how a Republican would frame this.