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Hillary Chokes Up Recalling Martin Luther King

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Hillary Chokes Up Recalling MLK

Hillary Clinton holds back the tears while recalling the day she heard of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Well, crying has worked for Mrs. Clinton before.

Oddly enough, there is supposedly a witness for this account. From “The First Partner – Hillary Rodham Clinton,” by Joyce Milton, p. 31:

When the news of Martin Luther King’s assassination reached the campus, Hillary returned to her room weeping tears of sorrow and rage and threw her book bag with so much force that it slammed into the wall, her roommate at the time would recall. "I can’t stand it any more! I can’t take any more!" she shouted.

Students saw King’s death as not just a national tragedy but a personal assault, and at a meeting in the college chapel, grief and anger over his murder mutated into a sense of roiling frustration. There were calls for a student strike. Economics professor Marshall Goldman suggested that a memorial to Dr. King be held on a weekend, since giving up classes was not exactly a sacrifice, only to be put down by Hillary, who said tartly, "I’ll give up my date Saturday night, Mr. Goldman, but I don’t think that’s the point. Individual consciences are fine, but individual consciences have to be made manifest." In the end, the meeting settled on a two-day teach-in, which took a month to plan and was poorly attended. Most students passed on the symbolic "strike" to attend their regular classes.

Though it should be noted that the roommate is probably Hillary’s then hatchet man, "Eldie" Acheson, who is now serving as the head of her LGBT campaign staff. So who knows how accurate this account really is.

In any case, notice how even then it was always all about her.

And what a sanctimonious and self-righteous young lady she was.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 4th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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