Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

[Donald] Trump thinks [Hillary] Clinton succeeded as a token ... Let's (examine) the facts.  After graduating with honors from Wellesley and Yale Law, Clinton worked as an investigator on the Watergate Committee, taught law at The University of Arkansas, served as the chairwoman of the Legal Services Corp. (a $300 million per year enterprise, at the time), made partner at one of the country's oldest and most respected law firms, served on the boards of three public companies, and, for many years, was the principal breadwinner for her family.  Throw in her experience as a best-selling author, first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state, co-chair of a global foundation, and you get the idea.  Along the way, she found time to volunteer at the Yale Child Study Center (researching early childhood development) and New Haven Hospital (helping victims of child abuse).  She handled pro bono child welfare cases throughout her legal career.  She founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and helped lead its national partner, The Children's Defense Fund.  She led a school reform effort for teacher testing and higher standards for curriculum and class size ... She was the first female partner at her law firm, the first female head of the Legal Services Corp., one of the first female professors at her law school, and the first female board member for at least one of those big companies.  Trump -- heir to a real estate fortune and recipient of a $1 million loan from his father to "get started" -- has nothing on Clinton, daughter of a small-business owner.

-- Patti Solis Doyle, "If Hillary Clinton were a man"

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