Monday, Sep. 07, 2009

Hillary Clinton

The current Secretary of State served as a distinguished First Lady in the 1990s. But, according to respected journalist Bob Woodward, Hillary has held imaginary conversations with the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as a means of therapeutic release. The claims came in Woodward's 1997 book The Choice and were apparently backed up by Clinton herself, who admitted in her nationally syndicated "Talking It Over" column that she'd "talked" to Roosevelt about the role of a First Lady. "She usually responds by telling me to buck up, or at least to grow skin as thick as a rhinoceros," noted Clinton. Considering she went on to become elected twice as Senator from New York, run for President and serve as Secretary of State, it's advice she has no doubt taken to heart.