Hillary Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham, has died
Dorothy Rodham, often credited by her daughter for her success in public life, was 92.
“She overcame abandonment and hardship as a young girl to become the remarkable woman she was,” said a statement from the Clinton family: “A warm, generous and strong woman; an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.” http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/11/hillary-clintons-mother-dies/1
Just an aside: When Hillary was running against then-senator Obama for the dem nomination I noted wryly that “Hillary trots her mom out” on the stage to help her bring her case to the people that she should be the nomininee for dem president. She was surely a contender and at least HER mother got to see how far her daughter had gone unlike Barack’s mom and grandmother who died before they saw Obama take the oath of office.
Well, guess who else said “trots out”? Jackie Kennedy used that same phrase in the tapes I’ve been listening to. I really had never heard anyone use that before I did and now I know that Jackie used it too.
Anyway our condolences go out to Hillary and Bill and her famiy in this family loss. I think she and her mom must have been close.
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Posted on November 1, 2011, in Government Trough and tagged barack obama, Bill, clinton, Dorothy Howell Rodham, dorothy rodham, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, hillary's mother, Mitt Romney, obama, President, United States, United States Secretary of State. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.