Hillary Keeps Quiet About Corporate Years

Hopeful heralds her non-profit work over high-paying gigs
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2008 5:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton trumpets her non-profit work on the campaign trail rather than the 15 years she spent representing big companies for a corporate law firm, McClatchy Newspapers reports. She did do much public service work in Little Rock, but also sat on corporate boards (like Wal-Mart's) and battled disgruntled workers for canning and logging companies during her 35-year career.

"She wants to be seen as someone who has devoted her life to public service," said the author of a book on Clinton. A Hillary spokesman rebuffed the criticism, saying, "Are voters interested in hearing about some accounting case she worked on, or things people care about in the real world? That's the point, that's the rationale." Obama also says little of his years as a corporate lawyer, McClatchy notes.