November 8, 2016

Samantha Bee gives a funny, often poignant review of Hillary Clinton's public life, of how she's come to be the woman and the politician she is today. Bee argues that the brilliant young woman from Wellesley is still in there, despite our best efforts over the years to silence her.

Source: Daily Beast

“This is supposed to be our moment,” Bee said at the top of her election eve show. “Tomorrow, girls who were born before women had the right to vote will have a chance to vote for a woman.” Yet, she added, most have not been able to “savor this historic election” because “evidently a critical mass of Americans find a normal, center-left policy nerd less likable than a vindictive, pussy-grabbing hate Zamboni who jokes about killing his enemies.”

“If you don’t like how Hillary Clinton seems like a fake politician robot, here’s how that happened,” Bee added. “Spoiler alert, it was our fault. We created her by slowly tearing down a badass feminist named Hillary Rodham.”

Bee then spends several minutes going over the history of Hillary Clinton's life, before ending with this.

“If I were Hillary, I would have dumped America by now,” Bee continued. “But she’s terrible at knowing when to leave a relationship. My point is, Hillary Clinton has spent the past 40 years learning to mask her authenticity.”

“Look, if you can’t bring yourself to vote for Hillary Clinton, I get it. I’m not voting for Hillary Clinton either,” she concluded. “I’m voting for Hillary Goddamn Brilliant Badass Queen Beyoncé Rodham. I have a hunch she's still in there.”

Wellesley College is releasing audio excerpts of a 21-year-old Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking at her 1969 commencement. The class selected Clinton as Wellesley's first-ever student commencement speaker. Clinton discussed leadership, the political climate in the 1960s and making the art of the impossible, possible.

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