Hillary Clinton reads ‘In The Loop’

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Washington Post photo

It’s confirmed. Hillary Clinton is an official Loop fan.

The former Secretary of State opened her speech Wednesday to the Association of American Publishers by sharing her favorite submissions from a Loop contest that asked readers to help Hillary name her forthcoming memoir, reports our on-the-ground colleague Phil Rucker.

Clinton told the publishers group meeting in New York that she was still mulling a title, and has turned to the Loop for guidance.

“Helpfully, about a year ago, the Washington Post asked readers to send in suggestions. For example, one possibility was, ‘It Takes a World,’ a fitting sequel to, ‘It Takes a Village.’ Another plays off my love of all things Tina Fey: “Bossy Pantsuit,” although we can no longer say one of those words. ‘The Scrunchie Chronicles: 112 Countries and It’s Still All About My Hair.’ That actually is a keeper; that’s on the shortlist,” she said.

The former secretary of state referenced a Washington Post contest to name her memoir in a speech Wednesday to the American Association of Publishers. (CNN)

 Video via CNN

We suspect Clinton will be making lots more speeches and will need more laugh lines, so we’re re-launching the contest! Send your suggestions to: intheloop@washpost.com. Subject line: Hillarycontest. The top five winners will receive an  official — and highly coveted — “In the Loop” T-shirt.

Be sure to provide your name, profession, mailing address and T-shirt size (M, L or XL), in case you’re a winner. You must also include a phone number — home, work or, preferably, cell — to be eligible. Deadline is April 4.

The item Clinton read listed the five top contest entries as judged by a three-colleague panel: Glenn Kessler, Ann Gerhart and Carlos Lozada.  (We actually thought another entry, “If It’s 3 a.m., The Machine Can Get It,” was the best, but we don’t judge these contests. Best entry from overseas was “Dame de Guerre.”)

Guess we should send Clinton a Loop shirt?

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.
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