She is in the news because that's where she wants to be. Fame and fortune are her goals.
And even your smoke and mirrors three card montie game fails to consider that her fame came from BEING IN OFFICE and TRYING FOR EVEN HIGHER OFFICE.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers