Since Hillary Clinton first delivered her student commencement speech at Wellesley and landed on the cover of Life magazine as the female face of the baby boomer generation, she has been a generationally challenging figure. She was the "lady lawyer" married to the governor who hadn't taken her husband's name and made more money than he did. Next, she was the first major presidential candidate's wife who had her own career and didn't "stay home to bake cookies." She was the First Lady who worked in the West Wing and took on the touchiest of touchy political issues: health care. She was the first woman to run for Senate, run for president, become secretary of state, and run for president again.
-- Jennifer Palmieri, Dear Madam President, p. 41-42