In the heat of questions over former President Bill Clinton’s alleged 12-year affair with Gennifer Flowers, an interview on 60 Minutes opened the American people’s eyes to the woman behind the man: Hillary Clinton.
The first up close look at Mrs. Clinton left an indelible mark on public opinion. Two quotes in particular stood out among the rest, as recently noted by Politico. During an exchange with Steve Kroft, Hillary Clinton ran afoul of stay-at-home mothers:
“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas,” Clinton snapped to reporters at a restaurant called the Busy Bee during a campaign stop in Chicago, “but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life.”
In the same interview, Mrs. Clinton also managed to offend feminists, although not enough to draw their condemnation:
“You know, I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette,” she said. “I’m sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been through and what we’ve been through together. And you know, if that’s not enough for people, then heck—don’t vote for him.”
Another exchange not noted by Politico provided a further glimpse of the calculating mind of Mrs. Clinton.
“She’s alleging—and it’s described in some detail in the supermarket tabloid—what she [Gennifer Flowers] calls a 12-year affair with you,” Steve Kroft put forth to the president.
“That allegation is false,” Bill Clinton responded with an answer that would become familiar over the course of his presidency. Then Hillary chimed in.
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