The Politics of What?

It was not enough to insist on having a real job as First Lady. Nor was it enough to begin reinventing America's health-care system. This time Hillary Rodham Clinton has done something really radical: she has made it almost impossible for people to peg her with a permanent caricature. First came the Republican version of a sharp-elbowed, pointy-headed wife determined to play out her ambition through her husband's campaign for the White House; then came Hillary as a cross between Betty Crocker and Joan of Arc, a cathartic role model for women who need to believe that someone can effortlessly combine...