By Christopher Andersen
"I do not give up. I preserve going."
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Six hours later, Hillary stepped into the Grand Foyer with her husband. Ringing the foyer was the permanent household staff, there to bid the Clintons good-bye. M. to demand something), and their unnerving penchant for shouting Anglo-Saxonisms at the tops of their lungs—at aides, and at each other. Rankling most of all among old-timers was a lack of decorum that contrasted sharply with the patrician style of the Clintons’ predecessors, George H. W. and Barbara Bush. One veteran steward recalled the night eight years earlier when Linda Bloodworth Thomason and another Clinton friend, television actress Markie Post, jumped up and down on the Lincoln bed shouting, “We’ve made it!
Rankling most of all among old-timers was a lack of decorum that contrasted sharply with the patrician style of the Clintons’ predecessors, George H. W. and Barbara Bush. One veteran steward recalled the night eight years earlier when Linda Bloodworth Thomason and another Clinton friend, television actress Markie Post, jumped up and down on the Lincoln bed shouting, “We’ve made it! ” The President enveloped each staff member, male and female, in a crushing bear hug—“more of a body-slam, really,” observed one breathless recipient of Bill’s affection.
Back at Wellesley, Hillary decided to write her thesis on the work of Saul Alinsky, the leftist firebrand whose 1947 book, Reveille for Radicals, was regarded by many as the bible of the protest movement. Colorful, outspoken, and often outrageous, Alinsky believed the only way to effect change was by confronting those in power—with protest marches, strikes, and sit-ins. Hillary was an ardent admirer of both Alinsky and Marxist theoretician Carl Oglesby, who denounced America’s “ruling class” and had nothing but praise for Ho Chi Minh, Castro, and Mao.
American Evita: Hillary Clinton's Path to Power by Christopher Andersen