Hillary Clinton has not yet declared her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — but you wouldn't know it from The New York Times Magazine to be published on Sunday.
The cover story, titled "Planet Hillary,"
is illustrated by a graphic showing a solar system with a huge planet at the center which features Clinton's smiling face.
The teaser for the article by Amy Chozik, a national political reporter for the Times, reads:
"The gravitational pull of a possible 2016 campaign is bringing all the old Clinton characters into her orbit. Can she make the stars align, or will chaos prevail?"
Surrounding the Hillary planet are various stars, comets, and distant universes, all of them identified with Clintonesque phrases.
They include: "The Friends-of-Bill Black Hole," "The Super-PAC Nebula," "The Obama Quant Supernova," and "The Arkansas Cluster."
Also listed are: "The Chelsea Quasar," a nod to former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, and "Huma's Dark Matter," a reference to Huma Abedin, Clinton's long-time aide and wife of scandal-scarred New York politician Anthony Weiner.
There's also "The Patti Solis Doyle Vortex," referring to a Clinton aide who was also a senior adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign.
And "Katzenberg's Comet" is a nod to Hollywood movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, who is one of Clinton's biggest supporters.
An image of the Times' magazine cover was released Thursday on Twitter, although the content of the article is not yet available. It was also picked up via Twitter on various websites such as Time.com.
Many political and media observers believe the liberal-leaning newspaper will support Clinton should she decide to run.
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