By Christopher Andersen
"I do not give up. I retain going."
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Neither Hillary nor Bill gave the slightest indication that, behind closed doors at the White House, they had been negotiating with Ray for weeks in a desperate effort to stave off indictment. During that time, Hillary and Bill had smiled gamely through countless farewell parties, pumped the hands of hundreds of staff members and supporters, and churned out a steady stream of heartfelt thank-you notes. Tonight, their last in the White House, they would drag themselves to one last, emotion-charged function—this one an engagement party for her longtime press aide Kelly Craighead.
Where other children were told that it was not nice to brag, Hillary routinely informed her classmates that she was the smartest student at Main Township High. ” None of it seemed to matter much to Hugh Rodham, who only grudgingly agreed to buy her a dress for the junior prom because Dorothy was going to be a chaperone and she didn’t want to be embarrassed. Dorothy was, in fact, concerned about Hillary’s appearance—Hillary irked her mother by refusing to wear makeup—and her apparent lack of interest in boys.
On that first Monday following the Clintons’ departure from the White House, a station wagon emblazoned with THE MAIDS—AMERICA’S MAID SERVICE pulled up to the Dutch colonial on Chappaqua’s Old House Lane and disgorged three women loaded down with carpet sweepers, dust mops, and vacuums. As the maids entered the house, Hillary and Bill, both clad in jeans and parkas, emerged to take the dog for a walk—and satisfy cameramen who had been waiting hours for a photo op. ” Hillary made a point of telling reporters that she had gotten up early and conferred with her Washington staff by phone.
American Evita: Hillary Clinton's Path to Power by Christopher Andersen