The Signal

Serving the College since 1885

Thursday September 29th

The Elephant in the Room: A look at Hillary Clinton

Heads up! This article was imported from a previous version of The Signal. If you notice any issues, please let us know.

By Meghan Chroback

Hillary Clinton is one name that has a lot of power and meaning in the United States.

Many people, including Pharrell, predicts that Clinton will win the Presidential office in 2016. But despite the rumors, Hillary has denied running for office.

Let’s take a moment to talk about the woman Barbara Walters deemed one of “The most fascinating people of 2013.”

Hillary finished her term as United States Secretary of State. (AP Photo)

If you’re really slacking on your current events, you might know Hillary Clinton as the wife of former President Clinton, the president who had an “inappropriate relationship” with Monica Lewinsky and the same guy who went to trial for impeachment but was eventually acquitted by the United States Senate. This guy cheated on his wife and he had to pay a $90,000 fine.

The twist to the story? They are still married and Hillary further pursued a career in politics. If that is not a story of a strong woman then I don’t know what is.

Hillary Clinton had a life before Bill. Born and raised in Chicago, she spent her younger years as a Republican, working on a campaign for presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. After hearing a speech by Rev. Martin Luther King, Hillary became a Democrat. As she attended Wellesley College and later attended Yale Law School, she continued to work on various committees in Washington D.C. In between all the rest of her accomplishments, she married Bill Clinton. Bill became Attorney General of Arkansas and Hillary became the first lady of the governor of Arkansas. She was on dozens of committees and spent time advocating for charities across the state.

Hillary became the first lady of the White House in 1993. Amongst the scandals, she still kept her head high and continued to look for new projects. After two terms in the White House, Clinton became a U.S. Senator for New York. In 2008, she ran for a presidential nomination, but lost the nomination to Barack Obama.

Obama appointed Hillary to the position of secretary of state. In my humble opinion, this is where Hillary shined as a politician.

She traveled to countless countries promoting women’s rights and human rights. Hillary suffered a tragic blow by the deadly attack of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton took full responsibility for the tragic Benghazi attack. As the end of her first term of secretary of state commenced, Hillary stepped down on Feb. 1, 2013.

It might be nice to have a woman in charge for a change, since men including her own husband, cannot seem to tell the truth. At least Hillary admits when she is wrong, what other politician could say that?



This Week's Issue

Issuu Preview