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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Reading -- It's Good to Have You Back, Hillary

This blog basically entered its current incarnation with this post, five days after the election:

People are going to lose their lives and livelihoods because of this election. But maybe the worst thing to come out of it is the idea that people were voting for Hillary Clinton because she was the "lesser of two evils." I just don't understand how she has the strength. We as a country beat the crap out of her for forty years and she still kept working and working and working to make things better, even if at times she didn't embrace quite the right solutions (though I've come around on some of those myself). The way we have treated her is a travesty and a horrible injustice that we can't take back now. I know of two particular occasions in my life that I've been unfair to her myself and I really, really want to apologize.
And while she could just say "f**k you all" and go retire to an island somewhere, I'm hoping that the truly heartfelt words that she just said on a conference call with all of us who volunteered indicate that she's going to continue to be a leader for us despite the fact that we may not even deserve it.

She's earned the right to do whatever she'd like; she took the break she wanted to take, but as a natural public servant, she wasn't staying away long. When obnoxious twit Timothy Stanley wrote "Hillary Clinton, It's Too Soon" last week I was going to respond but never got around to it.

Thankfully, Michelle Goldberg at Slate did:

Since the election, thinking about Hillary Clinton has been painful. Every photograph of Donald Trump standing before a grinning phalanx of white men as he signs another attack on the social compact is a reminder of what could have been. Many people on the left are furious with her; they blame her sense of entitlement and poor political instincts for our current dystopia. But when I think about Clinton I just feel sick with grief—both for our country, and for her unredeemable, life-defining loss. On the scale of people whose existence will be blighted by the Trump presidency, Clinton is nowhere near the top. Still, I find myself wondering at odd times of the day and night: How is Hillary? Is she going to be all right?

Read the whole thing, and enjoy the afternoon! It's beautiful out here in NYC.

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