SAME OLD SAME OLD

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“Say­ing that she is ea­ger to present her­self in a more lik­able way. Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton said to­day that she has been ‘Naive and dumb” about na­tional pol­i­tics. She said that she is some­times shocked by the harsh way she comes across in news re­ports — as a woman that she her­self would not par­tic­u­larly want to know.” And so writes The New York Times — in 1995.

“Hil­lary’s quest for a ‘softer im­age’ has been go­ing on for at least 20 years now,” tweeted con­ser­va­tive cul­ture critic Will An­tonin, who spot­ted this bit of old history. The Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee, mean­while, points out that her “apol­ogy” for use of the dreaded pri­vate email sys­tem at the State Dept. was “the byprod­uct of an in­tense round of fo­cus group­ing —not re­morse for putting our na­tional se­cu­rity at risk,” as re­vealed by one other than The New York Times. And though Mrs. Clin­ton seeks rein­ven­tion, things re­main com­pli­cated. And ex­pen­sive.

“The U.S. State Depart­ment plans to move about 50 work­ers into tem­po­rary jobs to bol­ster the of­fice sift­ing through Hil­lary Clin­ton’s emails and grap­pling

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