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The weekend's long read: Post-election Hillary

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:25 PM

click to enlarge GOT SOME TIME THIS WEEKEND? Read this in New York.
  • GOT SOME TIME THIS WEEKEND? Read this in New York.

Rebecca Traister has done a profile for New York
on Hillary Clinton's life since the election, included extended interviews, and it is great stuff.

Hillary haters will find it entirely too sympathetic. Who cares?

I voted for her. I have no regrets except the outcome. This interview contains so much that explains why and it touches on some of the imponderables of this race and her life still — the barriers women still face in politics, the unending need to pound Hillary Clinton. I thought this summary got to the point, particularly in the last sentence of the paragraph:

The anger at Clinton from some quarters — in tandem with the beatification of her from others — reminds us just how much this election tapped into unresolved and still largely unexplored issues around women and power. In the aftermath, the media has performed endless autopsies. We have talked about Wisconsin, about Comey, about Russia, about faulty messaging and her campaign’s internal conflicts. We have fought over unanswerable questions, like whether Sanders would have won and whether Clinton was particularly mismatched to this political moment, and about badly framed conflicts between identity politics and economic issues. But postmortems offering rational explanations for how a pussy-grabbing goblin managed to gain the White House over an experienced woman have mostly glossed over one of the well-worn dynamics in play: A competent woman losing a job to an incompetent man is not an anomalous Election Day surprise; it is Tuesday in America.

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