Courtesy of Blue Nation Review:Not only did I write this…I asked if she would sign a copy of it for me when I was at the rally 2 wks ago. https://t.co/WnJO1Qpk8W #history— Karoli (@Karoli) June 17, 2016
Her tenure as Secretary of State, of course, led to the bogus email scandal, which in turn led to the slow-drip release of the emails on her home server. I decided I was going to read them.
In those emails, I discovered a Hillary Clinton I didn’t even know existed. I found a woman who cared about employees who lost loved ones.
I found a woman who, without exception, took time to write notes of condolence and notes of congratulations, no matter how busy she was. I found a woman who could be a tough negotiator and firm in her expectations, but still had a moment to write a friend with encouragement in tough times. She worried over people she didn’t know, and she worried over those she did.
And everywhere she went, her concern for women and children was clearly the first and foremost thing on her mind.
In those emails, I also found a woman who seemed to understand power and how to use it wisely. A woman of formidable intellect who actually understood the nuances of a thing, and how to strike a tough bargain.
I read every single one of the emails released in August, and what I found was someone who actually gave a damn about the country, the Democratic party, and all of our futures.
You know you hear it all of the time from reporters and pundits that the REAL Hillary Clinton is nothing like she is portrayed in the media, and that in private she is warm, humorous, and very personable.
However it seems our image of her is often one shaped not by anything that she has shown us about herself, but more by what others have said about her.
More specifically what the Right Wing has been saying about her for the last thirty or more years.
Such as that she is conniving, dishonest, warlike, secretive, and entitled.
Of course we know that if they were describing a man, especially a conservative man, they would choose an entirely different vocabulary.
"Conniving" would be "ambitious."
"Dishonest" would be "politically adept."
"Warlike" would be "focused on national security."
"Secretive" would be "circumspect."
And "entitled" would of course translate into "confident."
And I can all but guarantee that if Hillary were not Hillary that nobody would be claiming that she was about to be indicted and thrown in prison over her private e-mail server. Which has now become the conspiracy theory that will not die.
No trolls, Hillary Clinton is not my "Queen," but I do think she will be a fine President.
And just wait and see, perhaps your mind will be changed as well.