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Monday, July 30, 2007

In A Good Way ~ It's All About Hillary


The Hillary I Want For President... Saturday, July 28, 2007

"My daughter was a middle class teenager, much more mature then her years. Wisdom so old, it often took my breath away with her speech and good deeds."

"Although we don't have actual proof that the Hillary we loved, was directly responsible for the restored funding, we want to believe she was somewhere behind the scene. One thing that Hillary Clinton did when her husband was in office, she hired very good staff who always responded to constituents through a written letter."

It was interesting reading the Blogs and Blog comments about the letters written by Hillary Rodham when she was a young lady, just getting a taste of life beyond the walls of her world. Some frown on the letter's becoming public, while others find the letters a fresh reminder of themselves.

There were those that just found ways to insult the young Hillary for her obviously mature musings, then there were a few that were solely concerned with her metamorphoses from home bounding out teen to independent woman. I actually found Hillary's quick study of how she wanted to be, like trying on hats.

Rather than being a young women who spent her days in the sheikest boutique's, Hillary found her environment interesting enough to try on many outfits, many hat's. Simple, I know. But knowing that this young woman came from a strict family environment, I wouldn't have judged her if she had written that she partied so hard at a concert, that she vomited screw drivers and passed out in her seat, like someone I know did when she was 18 years old.

Others when given the chance to get away from home go absolutely crazy. Not this girl, not Hillary. She was intellectually centered, anchored by wisdom and brave enough to write about her transformation. Some of us were chameleon like at that age, just to experience many groups of people with in the sphere of time, people that would never have hung out together.

And not necessarily looking for a piece of ourselves in every one of these groups, but unkowingly discovering an experience with each person in the separate groups, that seemed to bring more value to life. I had my long haired friends, my coffee shop friends and my library friends, and my lived wisdom friends.

In my twenties, when I had to go to some event that I wasn't too thrilled about, I usually found more comfort in seeking out the most senior person's in the group. They would share stories of long ago. I always felt grateful that people where willing to share a piece of their life. None of these groups found enjoyment with the other, so I traveled between them. Never thought much about why it was that way, though. Funny, I always called myself a cameleon too.

This very well may be why I admired the Hillary Rodham Clinton, that came on the scene while I was in my thirty's. She was honest, didn't play a part with the people and did say what was on her mind. Although my background is not really similiar to Hillary's growing up years, I remember the "I'm not going to be staying home baking cookies" statement? Her words were instantly embraced, as they were my sentiment, my mantra.

I only got to see glimpses through a news report or a newspaper article, that pretty much blasted every word that came out of her mouth. Yet, somehow, without the Internet, I was able to draw my own conclusions about this First Lady to be. If I had let the media brainwash me, I would've become a stepford wife.

The movie "The Stepford Wives" was just as disturbing to me, a woman, as that movie with Michael Douglas and Glen Close, was to men. Hillary spoke to women like me in the 1990s -- a person first, with her, proactive and principled. What happened to her during the White House years would have broken most people, male or female.

The sheer amount of inner strength this woman was gifted at birth, is an amazing testament to what one can endure later in life. She seemed to never cave, never gave in to human frailties and never, not once showed a vulnerable quiver of her lips after all that she had been through.

I recall the meanness aimed right at Hillary, every day before she entered the White House, after she arrived to the White House and then again when she ran for the Senate. And now as a Presidential Candidate. Its gotta be total fear by unseen sources many times, priming the pumps to try to take her down.

The letter's reminded me of why I grew to admire her, she never fell down, not once. Count the years, the months, the days, the hours. This woman is a hero to many women and men. Who among us could've sustained that long in the public eye, let alone when just an average Jane or Joe? I really can't think of who else to vote for at this time, the pacifist in me speaks louder than the Hillary of Now. If the Hillary of my memory happens to emerge, then I might be able to find it in me to at least give her the nod through my vote.

A Waterfall of 'Hillary' Opinions
There is a variety of opinions at each site......the last link probably one of the most critical of Hillary and the Democratic party, but thought it should be part of the waterfall to show how extreme the opinions are when the subject is about Hillary....

Tailrank - We track the hottest news in the blogosphere! In the '60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters

MetaFilter Community Weblog posted by kliuless (40 comments total) "This was what college students did before Facebook." July 29, 2007

The Blog Revolution What's cooking on progressive blogs In the ’60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters
Letters written by Hillary Rodham provide a rare unfiltered look into the head of a future first lady and would-be president.

The Red State
Hard to believe by benjjneb -jb

Hillary committed that mortal sin of being a young person. Thank god nobody else in the presidential race was so presumptuous.

This whole story is fluff, which is why I wonder, front page? Why?

#10 This is pathetic... by Teemn

Resorting to digging through someone's college letters in some sort of attempt to embarrass or belittle a candidate, then pretending that it is a "glimpse into her soul."
By they way, what was George Bush doing when he was in his early 20's? Would HIS behavior give you a glimpse into his soul?

Deschamps Hillary Clinton poured her heart out in the 60s Saturday, July 28, 2007

Lifelike Pundits She admits to being the chameleon she is. So the question becomes: who will she be AFTER the election?

Hot Rodham Blog An American Communist: Hillary Clinton & The Democrats

Dear Congress, No Vacation while a Dictator rules our Nation...

Anytime the dictatorship inserts language threatening the American people, it is one more example of how this shameful administration believes itself to be lord and master of the United States citizenry. It is never an accident that they broad stroke their agenda. It certainly makes it convenient to create a fitting press statement of whimsy. Fables and foil they do best. Lost is the moral of the story. They have not one. by awakening
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