After the so-called “Hillary papers” came out — a complication of notes and documents written by a friend of the Clintons and heavy in intimate details about them — we wondered what kind of friend, in this case political science professor Diane Blair, keeps such a record of their close relationships.
The answer comes in a Wednesday report from CNN:
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.” …
Blair’s notes from 1994 and 1995 shed light on Clinton as first lady, especially her persistent interest in recording her and her closest advisers’ accounts of their time at the White House in order to both tell her own story as well as document what she saw as the truth.