Donald Trump did Hillary Clinton a favor yesterday when he accused the former Secretary of State, NY Senator, First Lady, Yale Law School graduate, Wellesley College graduate, and perpetual campaigner for children worldwide as playing the “woman card.”
Her response, “If fighting for women’s healthcare and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ then deal me in,– apparently one of the most popular quotes of the campaign to date, only serves to strengthen the differences between her and Trump.
I just finished listening to Hillary Clinton’s memoir Hard Choices, her book about her time as Secretary of State. I had previously listened to her first memoir, Living History, about her childhood, college, law school, and years as a First Lady. Having these lengthy books on tape made my drives (more often to Connecticut these days to my parents) go quickly and much more stimulating.
She faced the “woman issue” early on. Whether it her hairstyles or her pants suits, she was held to a higher standard than any man in the roles she held.
I also bought the books too, thinking I’d read them when not in the car. Though I didn’t—I’ve become too engrossed in switching between Ron Chernow’s Hamilton and Stephen King’s 11/22/63, I liked having the books to check on things I may have missed while driving and also to look at the photographs.
Keep playing this woman card, Hillary. There’s no one more qualified to be President of the United States.