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  •  Listening to her talk about meeting Bill (17+ / 0-)

    reminded me of this story I saw:

    Hillary’s immersion in child advocacy consumed much of the rest of her time at Yale. Not that she stopped going to, or preparing for, class. "Her hand was always in the air, and her answers were usually cogent, thoughtful, and direct," Reich remembers. "Bill, on the other hand, didn’t attend most classes, and when he did, he’d rarely read the cases. And Clarence Thomas sat in the back of the class with a skullcap on and didn’t say a word."

    Bill, of course, was Bill Clinton, whom Hillary started dating in the spring of 1971. "They were funny together, very lively," one of Clinton’s roommates told the author David Maraniss. "Hillary would not take any of Bill’s soft stories, his southern-boy stuff." Others could never quite figure out what Hillary saw in him. "The bottom line is, she’s much nicer than he is," says one friend from that time. "He had no real idea of how to engage people in conversation. He would just tell them stories and try to entertain them. He was always looking for applause. But she was, and is, more grounded."

    •  I totally understand what Hillary saw in (10+ / 0-)

      him. I see it too. He is one man I could swoon over, whatever swoon means. There is an attraction to him thats hard to describe. Hillary did a great job on that interview.

      "Though the Mills of the Gods grind slowly,Yet they grind exceeding small."

      by Owllwoman on Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 04:19:37 PM PST

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    •  Just seeing it, (2+ / 0-)
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      Partially Impartial, jay w

      She audited classes at the medical school dealing with children’s health. She spent time at the Yale Child Study Center, observing clinical sessions. ...

      Apart from everything else, how the heck does she do all this?? She is simply AMAZING!

      I have said this, and it's a light note.  Young Hillary must have been like Hermione of Harry Potter, a character I really like.  Hermione manages to take more classes than anybody, researches ton of stuff, offers to do Hagrid's courses for him, and says things like, 'oh, I got this for some extra reading'.  She is super smart, thoughtful, and also very loyal.

      Sometimes, a cackle is the best medicine!

      by ghost2 on Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 07:58:47 PM PST

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