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In the 60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters
The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2007 | Mark Leibovich

Posted on 07/28/2007 11:42:02 AM PDT by Raebie

WASHINGTON, July 28 — They were high school friends from Park Ridge, Ill., both high achievers headed East to college. John Peavoy was a bookish film buff bound for Princeton, Hillary Rodham a driven, civic-minded Republican going off to Wellesley. They were not especially close, but they found each other smart and “interesting” and said they would try to keep in touch.

Which they did, prodigiously, exchanging dozens of letters between the late summer of 1965 and the spring of 1969. Ms. Rodham’s 30 dispatches are by turns angst-ridden and prosaic, glib and brooding, anguished and ebullient — a rare unfiltered look into the head and heart of a future first lady and would-be president. Their private expressiveness stands in sharp contrast to the ever-disciplined political persona she presents to the public now.

“Since Xmas vacation, I’ve gone through three and a half metamorphoses and am beginning to feel as though there is a smorgasbord of personalities spread before me,” Ms. Rodham wrote to Mr. Peavoy in April 1967. “So far, I’ve used alienated academic, involved pseudo-hippie, educational and social reformer and one-half of withdrawn simplicity.”

Befitting college students of any era, the letters are also self-absorbed and revelatory, missives from an unformed and vulnerable striver who had, in her own words, “not yet reconciled myself to the fate of not being the star.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


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Trying to decide on whether to add a barf alert.

She is indeed a "woman of the people". God, what a pretentious sot.

1 posted on 07/28/2007 11:42:03 AM PDT by Raebie
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Trying to decide on whether to add a barf alert.

Don’t fret, the title alone gives ample warning.

2 posted on 07/28/2007 11:44:50 AM PDT by dighton
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Ms. Rodham’s letters display an evolution in sophistication, viewpoint and intellectual focus.

In nytimese that means she achieved the intellectual heights with "Power to the people! Bring it all down, man."

3 posted on 07/28/2007 11:45:19 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Hey, wait just a minute... She has a heart?


4 posted on 07/28/2007 11:46:49 AM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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ADD BARF ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 07/28/2007 11:47:58 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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Jan. 21, 2009 Headlines

"Nation's first full day with woman president, President Hillary. . ."

. . .

"Local man shocked by early-morning IRS raid. 'What did I do?' asks John Peavoy. Agents empty home. . . ."

6 posted on 07/28/2007 11:49:08 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Raebie

Like the cleavage story, this is another non-story.


7 posted on 07/28/2007 11:50:05 AM PDT by gunservative
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Way more conservative than her active pre-hubby, who at her age was most likely “not inhaling” and chasing “pretty polly” all the live long day. She was a model student compared to him.


8 posted on 07/28/2007 11:50:57 AM PDT by samtheman
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Befitting college students of any era, the letters are also self-absorbed and revelatory, missives from an unformed and vulnerable striver

Maybe, but there is no sign this particular college student has changed since the letters were written. She is still a cold, calculating, win at any cost ego maniac.

9 posted on 07/28/2007 11:52:18 AM PDT by operation clinton cleanup (When Hill met Bill: If you're going to keep staring at me, I might as well introduce myself)
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Since Xmas vacation, I’ve gone through three and a half metamorphoses and am beginning to feel as though there is a smorgasbord of personalities spread before me,

Hmm. Think we could get her booted for Multiple Personality Disorder?

10 posted on 07/28/2007 11:53:23 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's never a good time to get sucked into an evil vortex.)
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Personally, I think it sheds an interesting light into her inner workings.

Haughty, pretentious and arrogant as hell.


11 posted on 07/28/2007 11:53:31 AM PDT by Raebie
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Haughty, pretentious and arrogant as hell.

Like we needed this article to know that.

L

12 posted on 07/28/2007 11:54:28 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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Sorry, I thought it was rather interesting.


13 posted on 07/28/2007 11:55:11 AM PDT by Raebie
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"Since Xmas vacation, I’ve gone through three and a half metamorphoses and am beginning to feel as though there is a smorgasbord of personalities spread before me...."

LOL!

This is some of the worst writing I've ever seen, and this from the smartest woman in the world?
14 posted on 07/28/2007 11:57:06 AM PDT by Deo volente
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Ms. Rodham’s letters display an evolution in sophistication, viewpoint and intellectual focus.

The New York Times is setting the meme for the dinosaur media to follow.

I'm absolutely shocked that they left out this little factoid....

...Senator Clinton speaks to wealthy taxpayers at San Francisco fund-raiser- June 29, 2004

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

15 posted on 07/28/2007 11:57:18 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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No apology necessary. Next time I'll put in a sarcasm tag.

Personally I've become rather bored with narcissistic control freaks who have gone into national politics.

But that's just me.

L

16 posted on 07/28/2007 11:58:10 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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After reading those excerpts I got a clear picture of how Hillary began her life. I don’t know how much “nurture” was added to her born personality “nature,” but perhaps her parents left her alone and coddled her too much and this only added to her self-grandiosity.

She believed as a child that she might be the only person in the universe. She fantasized that a million cameras were focused on her from the heavens. She was wondering whether it was OK to care for perhaps a couple of people and yet still be the desired misanthrope.

Oh yes, this is the right person to lead this country.


17 posted on 07/28/2007 11:58:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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Ah, another hard-hitting New York Times no-holds-barred...love letter to HRC.

If only they'd apply the same interest to ALL candidates of ALL parties that they give to revealing our military secrets, eh?

18 posted on 07/28/2007 12:01:22 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (PRO-FRED (Use all caps--it bugs the Fred-haters ;))
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Think FR should have an auto-script- something like: If Source="New York Times" and substr (Body,1,7) = "Hillary" then Do; Add ="Barf Alert!"; End.

Have to talk to JimR....

19 posted on 07/28/2007 12:01:42 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Flying is like Life: Know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there." - 'Ol Dad)
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A recent Rasmussen poll says that 46% of the electorate will never vote for Hillary.

It is my belief that the other mindless 54% will lap this nauseating type of stuff up. And the DBM will incessant with this type of stuff all the way to November of ‘08.

20 posted on 07/28/2007 12:02:41 PM PDT by FreeReign
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