Hillary’s Tears

What a reflection of our short-attention-span culture there is in this Washington Post write-up


It was an uncharacteristic display of emotion for Clinton, who is usually collected and reserved in public.

Remember the primary moment (Maureen Dowd: “Can Hillary Clinton Cry Her Way Back to the White House?”). Remember Tammy Wynette

Yes, I know they are writing in the context of her tenure as secretary of state, but it’s also not quite reflective of her entire public career. And I did not have to go back to her Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Awards high-school days to find it — or leak a surreptitiously taped private fundraising event to know it. 

Kathryn Jean Lopez — Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and an editor-at-large of National Review. Sign up for her weekly NRI newsletter here. This column is based on one available through Andrews McMeel Universal’s Newspaper Enterprise Association.

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