Thursday, January 10, 2008

Why did Hillary Cry?

As I say, I suspect that her tears were genuine. After all, she cried not because of some real or imagined affront to herself, to her family, or to a favored political group; nor did she cry over any of her failures. Instead, Sen. Clinton cried over her own lust for power. Her emotion was sparked by her self-admiration. She got all choked up when she suggested how indispensable she is to America and when she reflected upon - perhaps a better phrase is "wallowed in" - her own magnanimity at being willing to endure the awful hardship of being President of the United States.

Relatedly, as my friend and Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady points out to me in a personal e-mail, Sen. Clinton "never cried over the betrayal in her marriage but what made her cry was the possibility that she would lose power."

-Don Boudreaux

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