Last Night Just Before She Did the Jimmy Fallon Show We Met Hillary Clinton
It finally happened. The Mike Sax NY2 campaign met Hillary Clinton. I’m Mike Sax. This was a life long dream of mine-at least adult life.
Yes we got pictures-and no they aren’t ready yet. Obviously. If they were, they would be the feature picture. It wasn’t at the Fallon Show but at a private meeting in NYC. Going up I asked Kev-my Press Secretary what he thought: should I call her Madam Secretary?
But going in what I reminded myself was there wasn’t a lot of time-it’s a small window. We get to meet her, get the picture and say a few words to her. And-show her our new campaign business card. The print company had told me they wouldn’t get the cards ready yesterday. I basically begged them: sure, they can get it ready today, but by then Hillary Clinton will be gone.
So when we were up there with her I went with my instincts; generally that’s my preference. Not to overthink but go with what’s natural.
So I did call her Hillary. Great to finally meet you, Hillary! I’ve been a huge fan of yours since 1992. You’ve inspired me to run for office myself. I would love for you to see my campaign card.
I handed it to her. She took it. She looked at it.
Wow she said. You certainly have a lot going on.
What was really cool was how all the people there would know me by sight. Yet it was the first time we ever met. Like me and Kev went to get our pictures with Hillary an Asian campaign guy came over and told her-Mike Sax is here.
It’s like she knew who Mike Sax was already. And maybe she did. When we talked with them about attending they did request info on me and Kev; the Secret Service has to do a check.
So that must be why the important campaign people knew me on sight.
The picture will be out, they told me, within two weeks. You will be seeing it then.
After we met, apparently Hillary went on the Jimmy Fallon show.
Fallon asked if Clinton would have felt differently about losing the election if her opponent had been someone other than Trump.
“I would have. Yeah, I’ve thought about that a lot,” she said. “If I had lost to another Republican — somebody who I disagreed with, but who I thought was temperamentally capable of being president, who would take the job, and the awesome responsibility seriously — of course I ‘d be disappointed, but I wouldn’t be so worried about my country and the world as I am now.”
“Clinton recalled urging the administration (in a tweet several weeks ago) to send naval assets to Puerto Rico, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria.”
“It’s hard to figure out,” she said. “What are the priorities if 3.5 million Americans — and Puerto Ricans are Americans, let’s make sure people remember that — if they aren’t the highest priority of your government in responding to such a terrible natural disaster. What are you people spending your time doing? Golfing? Tweeting? Watching cable TV? I mean, find some time to tell the Navy to get down there and rescue people and provide food and provisions and medical care.”
Hillary also explained to Jimmy Fallon how she bounced back:
“I took a lot of walks in the woods. I spent a lot of time cleaning closets, and playing with my dogs. I drank my share of chardonnay,” Clinton said, echoing some of the post-election confessions she divulged in her book. “I did what I thought would help in kind of overcoming the personal disappointment, but that’s why I say it’s a book about resilience. Everybody has disappointments, and losses.”
“You may not lose a presidential election, but you may lose somebody close to you. You may lose a job you want,” she continued. “There’s all kinds of challenges in life, and so I want not only individuals — and so many of them as they’re coming to my events are telling me that it has helped them — but I want our country to understand how resilient we are. We are such an extraordinary collection of people, and energy and all sorts of great potential. And I don’t want people to get depressed, and worn out, and tired because they see things they disagree with that are contrary to who we are. There is something for everybody to do.”
I think back to what Rebecca Traister said after her interview with HRC earlier this year: She’s ok are you?
Hillary I’m so glad your ok. But are we ok?
I’m very glad you’re still with us speaking out. Yes, this is no time for discouragement. But know that I and many millions of others: are #StillWithHer and will always be #WithHer.
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