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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Defining Hillary

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2006 at 6:02 AM

Washington Post: Hillary Clinton is a politician not easily defined. (Maybe what they really mean is that she's a politician not easy to fit into a one-size-fits narrative. Reporters hate that.)

Hillary Rodham Clinton has fashioned a political persona that generates intense passions but defies easy characterization. She is viewed as a hawk on Iraq and national security, stamped as a big-government Democrat for her work on health care in the 1990s, and depicted as seeking the middle ground on abortion.

After three decades in public life, New York's junior senator is one of the most recognized women in the world, her every move and utterance interpreted amid the assumption in Democratic circles and her own circle that her reelection campaign this fall will pivot into a run for president in 2008. Yet for all her fame, there are missing pieces to the Clinton puzzle: What does she stand for? And where would she try to take the country if elected?


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