Hillary Clinton Breaks into Shoe Biz
The New York senator's month-old memoir, "Living History," has sold more than 1 million copies, her publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday.
What does that have to do with the bow-tied Carlson? He repeatedly declared on the air that "Living History" would never sell anything near that number -- and vowed to eat his shoes if it did.
And so on Wednesday, Clinton surprised Carlson by showing up in the studio he shares with "Crossfire"'s liberal co-host Paul Begala to help Carlson eat his words. And a shoe.
In Clinton's hands was a platter with a chocolate cake in the shape of a shoe, CNN reports.
Clinton, D-N.Y., proved a good sport when it came to Carlson's previous taunting of her.
Smiling broadly, the former first lady, 55, said she felt Carlson had suffered enough "embarrassment and humiliation" and that she had a friend bake the cake, which she described as a "right wingtip."
When Paul Begala asked Carlson which part of the shoe he would like to eat first, Carlson said, "Well, obviously the heel."
Clinton also presented Carlson with a copy of "Living History," containing the inscription, "Tucker -- You're number one (million) in my book! Best wishes. Hillary Rodham Clinton."
CNN notes that Carlson did manage to laugh -- and admit that he did not accurately predict the popularity of Clinton's book.
Replied the author, "Well there's a lot that you've been wrong about."