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Book Club's Mary Steenburgen Recalls How She Consoled Hillary Clinton After Election Night 2016
People Magazine ^ | November 8, 2018 | Sam Gillette

Posted on 11/08/2018 9:42:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On the two-year anniversary of Election 2016, Mary Steenburgen recalls the poignant solace she tried to offer her longtime friend Hillary Clinton after she lost that year’s bruising presidential race.

“As long as we’re privileged to draw breath, life is a grace and none of us know what’s around the bend,” Steenburgen, 65, told Clinton, according to an essay the Book Club actress wrote for #StillWithHer by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney. (The book, out Nov. 1, was produced in collaboration with PEOPLE’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall.)

Steenburgen, a close personal friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton dating back to when they all lived in Arkansas, also reflects on the significance of Clinton’s presidential campaign.

In the book, she remembers the first time she thought that Hillary Clinton could be president. It was the late 1970s and Steenburgen and the Clintons were eating cookies in the kitchen of the Arkansas governors’ mansion. At some point, the then-Arkansas governor and his wife discussed ways to provide health insurance for children.

“They were on fire with this idea. It happened a lot with them,” Steenburgen writes. “And I loved the idea, too. But as I watched them try to figure out ways to change the world, I remember thinking, Wouldn’t it be amazing if Bill could be president someday?”

She continues, “Then I looked at [Hillary] and I gasped to myself. Oh, my god. What if she could be president?”(continued)

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: agitprop; arkansas; clinton; corruptaf; hillary; hillarylostday; hollywood; hollywoodreds; marysteenburgen; peopleweakly; socializedmedicine; stillwithher
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I think consoled has a different meaning in this context.
1 posted on 11/08/2018 9:42:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did it involve a battery operated device?


2 posted on 11/08/2018 9:47:38 PM PST by PTBAA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dee Dee Myers and Markie Post consoled both Hillary and Bill.


3 posted on 11/08/2018 9:47:41 PM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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She continues, “Then I looked at [Hillary] and I gasped to myself. Oh, my god. What if she could be president?”

What I a coincidence. I too gasped and said "Oh, my God" at the thought of Hills being Prez.
4 posted on 11/08/2018 9:50:40 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

-what’s around the bend,”

Pain and Misery
https://youtu.be/lBFZNVxG86o


5 posted on 11/08/2018 9:52:51 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: irishjuggler

What you said!


6 posted on 11/08/2018 9:54:19 PM PST by W. (Just start shooting the bastards!)
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"It was the late 1970s and Steenburgen and the Clintons were eating cookies in the kitchen of the Arkansas governors’ mansion. "

Couldn't be any cookies that Hillary made.

Hillary Clinton, 1992:

"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession."

7 posted on 11/08/2018 9:56:38 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poured chardonnay down her gullet.


8 posted on 11/08/2018 9:57:40 PM PST by oldbill
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Barf!!@


9 posted on 11/08/2018 10:03:36 PM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of today be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: jjotto

You Got That Right!


10 posted on 11/08/2018 10:04:49 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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“I looked at Hillary and thought it was just amazing that someone named for Sir Edmund Hillary could fall flat on her face in a presidential campaign!”


11 posted on 11/08/2018 10:28:13 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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“I looked at Hillary and gasped... in horror.... this woman is such a nightmare!”


12 posted on 11/08/2018 10:29:17 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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Did it involve a battery operated device?

I was kind of wondering that myself. Could be non battery operated devices too. 👍

13 posted on 11/08/2018 10:50:06 PM PST by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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Book Club
They Came with the Snow Series: Books 1-2 (They Came with the Snow Series Boxed set) (A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller) Kindle Edition [$0.00]
14 posted on 11/08/2018 11:58:16 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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Cookies? Cookies? These people really are stupid! Would coke be closer to the truth? ROFLMAO


15 posted on 11/09/2018 3:45:18 AM PST by Guardian Sebastian (God Bless President Trump and Keep Him Safe)
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To: PTBAA

Mr Wiggly?


16 posted on 11/09/2018 3:53:06 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Mary Steenburgen recalls the poignant solace stench

Hillary smells like boiled cabbage, urine and farts


17 posted on 11/09/2018 4:02:02 AM PST by csvset (illegitimi non carborundum)
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Who cares, lady?


18 posted on 11/09/2018 4:09:44 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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Mary Steenburgen recalls the poignant solace she tried to offer her longtime friend Hillary Clinton after she lost that year’s bruising presidential race.

"Poignant solace", huh?

Pretty clever euphemism for a couple of bottles of cheap Scotch whisky...

19 posted on 11/09/2018 4:17:35 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, dear. We don’t need to know “how”.


20 posted on 11/09/2018 4:23:44 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("Do not discount anything in which Donald Trump is involved." - Rush Limbaugh)
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