As I pointed out yesterday, if the woman was worried about other women possibly being victims, she should not have taken a cash settlement that had a non-disclosure attached to it. I think a smart attorney would lodge a complaint against her. She is now having her attorney, Mr. Bennet, issue statements to the press.
Non-disclosure means non-disclosure.
I will be really honest here, I think she is a money grubber. I think she experienced something and my gut tells me it was sexual harassment. But if you take the money and agree to shut up, then you shut up. If you do not shut up after you take the money, then why I should I believe a word you say? You signed an agreement and failed to keep your word on that.
Hillary Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, passed away.
So I thought I would write about passings. Ms. Clinton is many years younger than me. I have also lost both parents. It really is a big change. You really do not get that until you are in it.
For example, when my husband passed away, only my mother or father could have comforted me. I felt I had to be their for the kids (my sons and their wives) and for the grandkids. I did not do a very good job of that, but that it what I aspired to.
And I thought over and over, "I want my mom" or "I want my dad." And what I wanted from both of them was a hug.
It is that sort of thing that you really miss. Someone who is older and wiser and able to make things go away or put them in perspective. As the years pass and your loved ones with them, you end up in the roles your parents once played.
That can be a good thing and has many wonderful moments. But there are still moments when you (or at least I did) just want to be the daughter and have someone older tell you, "It really is going to be okay."
I am very sorry for Ms. Clinton. I am sure her mother was a wonderful woman.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Tuesday: