Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Unified Theory of Hillary -

Does this ancient, obscure episode have any bearing on what kind of president Hillary Clinton would be? It just might. This spring, I immersed myself in the vast literature about Hillary's life and career. The more I read, the more I became convinced that she possesses some of the qualities most necessary for presidential success. But if she struggles, there's reason to suspect it will be for the same reason she appears to have struggled with the D.C. bar exam in 1973. She's terrific at developing and executing a well-defined plan. She's less adept at realizing that a well-defined plan is not working and improvising something new. Single-mindedness is both her greatest strength and greatest flaw.


The other explanation for her failing the bar is that she went to the Yale Law School.

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"she appears to have struggled with the D.C. bar exam in 1973": bloody hell, I wouldn't want to have a poor exam performance decades ago to be held against me. Not that I ever had one, you understand.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 19, 2014 10:52:31 AM