The Clintons crossed a picket line on first date

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And they’ve been hell on organized labor [think NAFTA] ever since.

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein of In These Times [via Jacobin] spotted the reference in Hillary Clinton’s 2003 memoir, Living History:

We both had wanted to see a Mark Rothko exhibit at the Yale Art Gallery but, because of a labor dispute, some of the university’s buildings, including the museum, were closed. As Bill and I walked by, he decided he could get us in if we offered to pick up the litter that had accumulated in the gallery’s courtyard. Watching him talk our way in was the first time I saw his persuasiveness in action. We had the entire museum to ourselves. We wandered through the galleries talking about Rothko and twentieth-century art. I admit to being surprised at his interest in and knowledge of subjects that seemed, at first, unusual for a Viking from Arkansas. We ended up…

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One thought on “The Clintons crossed a picket line on first date

  1. AT LEAST THEY FOUND OUT, JUST HOW MUCH IN COMMON THEY BOTH HAD. IT IS BETTER TO GET MAJOR CONCERNS OUT IN THE OPEN ON THE FIRST DATE, IT DOES SAVE TIME, AND IT DOES SAVES MONEY. WHO WANTS TO FIND OUT ON A LAST DATE???

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