6 Highlights From New York's Meaty Hillary Interview
2016, shockingly, comes up
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2013 4:08 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton on the cover of New York magazine.   (New York)

(Newser) New York magazine just dropped a long cover story on Hillary Clinton. We read all 5,934 words and plucked out some highlights:

  1. Hillary is "not in any hurry" to decided whether she'll run in 2016. She explains: "It's like when you meet somebody at a party and they look over your shoulder to see who else is there, and you want to talk to them about something that’s really important; in fact, maybe you came to the party to talk to that particular person, and they just want to know what’s next. I feel like that’s our political process right now. I just don’t think it is good."
  2. Though one "close confidant" says: "She’s running, but she doesn’t know it yet. It’s just like a force of history. It’s inexorable, it’s gravitational. I think she actually believes she has more say in it than she actually does."
  3. The "balance of power" in the Clinton marriage shifted during her time as secretary of State. Bill was "not a presence" in her department, says an aide. "It’s kind of jarring when she says ‘Bill,'" he says. 'Well, who’s Bill? And then you realize that she’s talking about her husband. It happened so infrequently that you were kind of like, Oh, the president."

  1. The "biggest question" in Hillary's circle right now is what will happen to Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner's wife and the Hillary's top aide. After Weiner's loss, "Huma has a choice to make," says a "close associate." “Does she go with Anthony, or does she go with Hillary?"
  2. What Hillary says she and Bill do at home now they've got more time on their hands: "We have a great time; we laugh at our dogs; we watch stupid movies; we take long walks; we go for a swim."
  3. Chelsea Clinton is now Bill's "gatekeeper." After taking over her father's foundation, she "has taken a chain saw to that organization," says a source, and she is overseeing an HBO doco Martin Scorsese is making about him. The article also suggests she might be a potential "shadow campaign manager" for Hillary.
Meanwhile, on CNN's Global Public Square this morning, Bill claimed that he had no idea whether Hillary would run in 2016. "I think she would be the first to tell you that there is no such thing as a done deal, ever, by anybody," he said. "But I don't know what she's going to do."

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Sep 23, 2013 2:49 PM CDT
Fortunately the majority of the country is OUTSIDE of New York, Very few people actaully read the interview.
Sep 23, 2013 10:15 AM CDT
Heaven will need to help us if she does run!
Sep 23, 2013 9:57 AM CDT
Here are some more highlights: MADAME HILLARY CLINTON ~~ WHAT A SWEET LADY!?! ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF THIS E-MAIL HAS PROVIDED MANY REFERENCES FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY OF THESE REMARKS EIGHT QUOTES FROM 8 DIFFERENT BOOKS....my ears are still ringing! Sorry about the language but these are her actual words. What a sweet -lady? (1) "Where is the G*damn flag? I want the G*damn f**king flag up every morning at f**king sunrise." From the book "Inside the White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244; Hillary to staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day 1991. (2) “F**k off! It's enough I have to see you shit-kickers every day! I'm not going to talk to you, too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut." From the book "America Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 90; Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good Morning." (3) "If you want to remain on this detail, get your f**king ass over here and grab those bags!" >From the book "The First Partner" p. 259; Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident. (4) "Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k back away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!?" From the book "Unlimited Access" by Clinton’s FBI Agent-in-Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139; Hillary is screaming at her Secret Service detail. (5 )"Where's the miserable c**k sucker?" (otherwise known as “Bill Clinton.” From the book "The Truth about Hillary" by Edward Klein, p.5; Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer. (6 )"You f**king idiot" From the book "Crossfire" ~ p. 84; Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event. (7) "Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those f**king sunglasses! We need to go back! From the book "Dereliction of Duty" p. 71-72; Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One. (8) "Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can't f**k her here!!" From the book "Inside the White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 243; Hillary to Gov. Bill Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female . * * * * * This ill-tempered, violent, loud-mouth, hateful and abusive woman wants to be your next President, and have total control as Commander and Chief of our Military; the very Military for which she has shown incredible disdain throughout her public life. Surely the people of the United States can do better than this!