Monday, September 25, 2017

Over 100 Things in Hillary's Book That Made Me Like Her Even More, Part 6

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.

(I think we're looking at 7 parts total.)

101. "'What now?' I asked. 'Jim Comey...' Jennifer began, and I immediately knew it was bad."

102. "In the days that followed, some people thought I should fire Huma or 'distance myself.' Not a chance. She had done nothing wrong and was an invaluable member of my team."

103. She calls out Chris Cillizza by name for how many email pieces he wrote.

104. "I've read the Times for more than forty years and still look forward to it every day. I appreciate much of the paper's terrific non-Clinton reporting, the excellent op-ed page, and the generous endorsements I've received in every campaign I've ever run."

105. She calls Putin a manspreader.

106. On Trump: "He dreams of Moscow on the Potomac."

107. She calls Assange an odious hypocrite.

108. I loved this subtle takedown: "I wondered who told Trump to say that."

109. "We sometimes joked that if we wanted the press to pay attention to our jobs plan, which I talked about endlessly to little avail, we should leak a private email about it."

110. "I wasn't just a former candidate trying to figure out why she lost. I was also a former Secretary of State worried about our nation's national security."

111. On the whole Russia story: "It's like something out of one of the spy novels my husband stays up all night reading."

112. "I love when CNN does real-tim fact-checking in its on-screen chyron. More of that, please."

113. "We're all going to share our American future together - better to do so with open hearts and outstretched hands than closed minds and clenched fists."

114. She tells a cute story about joking with the election volunteers in Chappaqua about whether she'd have to show ID - and turns it into a point about how many Americans' votes are suppressed that way.

115. "I've always loved that quip from Winston Churchill about how democracy is the worst form of government - except for all the others. I still believe that, even when our system feels totally nuts. (Electoral College, I'm looking at you!)"

116. "On Election Day, with the campaign all but finished, I had a chance to think in earnest about the work ahead. It was exciting."

117. On her concession call to Trump: "It was all perfectly nice and weirdly ordinary, like calling a neighbor to say you can't make it to his barbecue. It was mercifully brief."

118. "The speechwriters gingerly approached with a draft of a concession speech. I honestly wondered why anyone would want to hear from me ever again."

119. On why the media wants her to take all the blame: "Their real problem is they can't bear to face their own role in helping elect Trump, from providing him free airtime to giving my emails three times more coverage than all the issues affecting people's lives combined."

120. "Whenever I do a job, such as Senator or Secretary of State, people give me high ratings. But when I complete for a job - by running for office - everything changes."

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