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Hillary Clinton driven by thirst for revenge

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That is, if we’re to believe the words of the woman Hillary described as her closest friend.


Shortly before Hillary Clinton’s effort to pass health care reform died in the summer of 1994, the first lady asked a close friend and confidant for advice on “how best to preserve her general memories of the administration and of health care in particular.”

When asked why, according to the friend’s June 20, 1994, diary entry, Clinton said, “Revenge.”

That exchange is among thousands of pages of notes, letters, and diary entries penned by Diane Blair, a political science professor and longtime Clinton friend whose papers were donated to the University of Arkansas after her death in 2000.

You can read the whole thing if you like, but outlets like CNN have been forced to report on the Blair papers after Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon scooped them all earlier this week. Goodman’s piece gives you everything you need, including a link to the complete papers themselves.

How are our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the mainstream media handling the latest news about the presumptive Democratic candidate for president in 2016? Some better than others: