Saturday, October 31, 2015

Emails Show Why Hillary Clinton Should Be POTUS

You really have to hand it to Hillary Clinton. Think about the strength it takes to hand over your emails knowing that other people are going to read them.  Some of the exchanges are hilarious and fun reading.

This particular series explains a few things about this speech from April 2012.  At the time we wondered what film had been shown prior to the speech.  These emails explain that.  Not only is she witty and funny, she can think on her feet, edit on the spot, and she proves that she is not the only Clinton whose as prepared and as delivered versions of speeches can differ.

It is a wonderful speech about her tenure as Secretary of State and how she approached her job.  I am afraid the video no longer loads, but the as delivered text is here and the emails show how she arrived at her personal edition which, to me, is a pretty good argument for why she should be president!  No other candidate, Democrat or Republican can hold forth this broadly and deeply about foreign policy, much less edit in real time.

Hillary Clinton Receives Woodrow Wilson Center Award for Public Service

April 27, 2012

Here are the emails as they appear, so the most recent is on top.

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05792228 Date: 10/30/2015
From: Reines, Philippe I <>
Sent:Friday, April 27, 2012 8:12 AM
To: H
Cc: Sullivan, Jacob J; Schwerin, Daniel B
Re: Wilson speech
To Dan's credit and ability to read your mind, he saw it coming as the program unfolded, and emailed us predicting you'd likely be doing some real-time edits. Sounds like it was the right call.
And the point of this speech is that it's designed to be given in many settings, so eventually you'll give the whole thing
Original Message
From: Schwerin, Daniel B
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 08:06 AM
To: '' <>
Cc: Sullivan, Jacob J; Reines, Philippe I
Subject: Re: Wilson speech
I thought that was absolutely the right call given how the program unfolded. That film was quite something! I told Philippe he really needs to see it. They're sending over a copy and we'll get it to you.
Original Message
From: H []
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 07:12 AM
To: Schwerin, Daniel B
Cc: Sullivan, Jacob J; Reines, Philippe I
Subject: Wilson speech
By the time I got up to speak, Jane Harmon and Christine Legarde had spoken a lot about me, them and women and there didn't seem to be much of an appetite in the audience for a serious speech--always a problem at these dinners--so I abbreviated Iran and Arab sections and skipped most of the section about women and made an appeal for the US still showing we can get things done keying off Fred Malik's opening comments. And I had dozens of people on the way out thank me and say how "inspirational" it was. Go figure.
Pls get me both a transcript of what I ended up saying and a copy of the campy film all the former Sec States made.