Somehow, over the past year or so, Hillary Clinton has transcended politics and her husband’s legacy to become cool. Really cool.
As US Secretary of State (the equivalent of our Foreign Minister) Hillary Clinton is already one of the world’s most powerful women, negotiating with global leaders on a daily basis. Before that, she was a New York Senator, First Lady of the United States and was very nearly the Democratic nominee for President – she famously lost to Barack Obama who was the one who convinced her to take the Secretary of State role.
She hasn’t always been cool. Remember when her husband was President? She copped it. Her hair wasn’t right, her involvement in his healthcare reform didn’t work and then Monica. Awkward. Suddenly this smart, accomplished feminist was reduced to the role of scorned wife who stood by her man.
But that was then. And just look at her now. Now she has nothing to lose. She’s clearly a woman in the prime of her life, enjoying her power and responsibility and – gasp – having fun with it. How rare for a politician.
Thanks to the glory of the Internet, Hilary Clinton’s cool-ness is not just the discreet knowledge of her inner circle – we all get to see what she’s really like.
Here are just a few of the reasons why we have come to love Hillary Clinton.
1. She can dance. Really.
Hillary shook her groove thing at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg, South Africa. And you know what? She was pretty damn good!
2. The infamous Texts from Hillary tumblr.
When this tumblr burst onto the scene, it caught the attention of anyone with a wireless connection. Two ordinary American blokes created a series of memes using a famous photograph of Hillary looking seriously ‘in charge’ while checking her phone. It went viral in the extreme. Here is a taste….
But then… it got even more awesome because Hillary made a meme of her own. What a legend.
3. The Hair Flick
The date is June 17, 2012. The place? Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Hillary casually adjusts her hair, doing what girls all around the world do every day, clearly imagining herself to be in the middle of a shampoo commercial. We thought it was ace. So did the guy next to her.
4. She falls over too.
She can dance like Ellen but she’s also as clumsy as the rest of us. This is called, falling with poise:
5. Her hilarious interview with Hamish and Andy
She’s just funny. Really, genuinely and honestly funny. And we love her for it.
6. This letter to Jason Segal
Hillary Clinton’s gorgeous response to Jason Segal (or How I Met Your Mother, Muppets and Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame) who asked her if she would star in a movie with him. Delightful.
Check out even more reasons why we love Hillary at Funny or Die.