I almost wanted to make this your “Sunday Read” today, but I figured you’d like something local. But anyways, I wanted to point out to you a great post on No Quarter, former CIA Agent Larry Johnson’s blog offering a progressive point of view on national security issues. He’s been writing on and off on the Presidential Primary, and he has something to say about Hillary Clinton that isn’t always talked about. In last night’s post, Larry Johnson recalls one of the first briefings he gave to Hillary in 2005 on the outing of his CIA colleague Valerie Plame Wilson.
Here are the first impressions Larry got after his first visit with Hillary:
If people could always see the real Hillary she would win in a cake walk. [...] She’s funny, quick, and can think and talk on her feet without choking on a pretzel. [...] The Hillary I saw behind the closed doors of her office is a genuine, smart, very likable person. If America is permitted to see that woman then she has a chance.
Wow, now this is something we haven’t been hearing lately! And you know what? This has me asking: In the midst of all the attacks on Hillary during the campaign season, are we losing grip on who the real Hillary Clinton is? When we constantly hear the right-wing noise machine bashing Hillary as “cold” and “corrupt” and “murderous” and “castrating”, are we not hearing enough about the good qualities of Hillary?
So what do you think about the attacks on Hillary? Are they “fair game”? Or is this all irrational hatred toward a woman that some men fear may be the next President? Have your say.