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Balancing Act: Hillary Clinton in new book 'What Happened' shoulders blame, takes aim

The belief that Hillary Rodham Clinton should not have written "What Happened," her account of the 2016 presidential election, is so patently absurd that I'm loath to even address it.

It's also so widely held that I'm loath not to.

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald, echoing legions, tweeted last week, "I can't think of any other losing candidate for president who wrote a book explaining the defeat. Bad move."

"I voted for her, I gave money to her, I think it's time for her to move on," television producer David Mandel told The New York Times. "I want some room on the stage."

Thankfully, Clinton doesn't need anyone's blessing to tell her story. All she needs is an audience, and she'll find one. Her recently released book, has spent three weeks on Amazon's best-sellers list.

Clinton is a two-term United States senator, former secretary of state and eight-year resident

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