Sunday, September 22, 2013

Clintons in the Media: Bill on GPS and Hillary in New York Magazine

Hillary's much-anticipated first print interview since leaving the State Department hit the stands today amid the usual 2016 speculation and gossip further stimulated by Bill Clinton's appearance on GPS with Fareed Zakaria


While pundits busily speed-dial their individual Hillaryland insiders, we do best to bear in mind that these interviews, his and hers, coincide with the kick-off this week of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York and have much more to do with that and Hillary's new job, projects and efforts than with 2016.

Here is a bit of the article, but, like me, you are probably going to want your own souvenir hard copy.

Hillary in Midair

She’s learned from her mistakes. Three years before November 8, 2016, she’s working hard to be relaxed, calm, easy. But, all the while, the old Clinton gears are whirring.

By Joe Hagan Published Sep 22, 2013

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Photo: Douglas Friedman/Trunk Archive
For four years, Hillary Rodham Clinton flew around the world as President Barack Obama’s secretary of State, while her husband, the former president Bill Clinton, lived a parallel life of speeches and conferences in other hemispheres. They communicated almost entirely by phone. They were seldom on the same continent, let alone in the same house.

But this year, all that has changed: For the first time in decades, neither one is in elected office, or running for one. Both are working in the family business, in the newly renamed nonprofit that once bore only Bill’s name but is now called the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, which will hold its annual conference in New York next week.

“We get to be at home together a lot more now than we used to in the last few years,” says Hillary Clinton. “We have a great time; we laugh at our dogs; we watch stupid movies; we take long walks; we go for a swim.

“You know,” she says, “just ordinary, everyday pleasures.”

In the world of the Clintons, of course, what constitutes ordinary and everyday has never been either. So the question was inevitable: Given who he is, and who she is, does Bill, among their guffaws over the dogs and stupid movies, harangue her daily about running for president?

To this, Hillary Rodham Clinton lets loose one of her loud, head-tilted-back laughs. “I don’t think even he is, you know, focused on that right now,” she says. “Right now, we’re trying to just have the best time we can have doin’ what we’re doin’. ”

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Cannot refrain from saying how much I love to hear Hillary laugh!