Hillary Clinton Oral History Project Announced By University of Virginia
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center has announced an oral history project centered around former First Lady Hillary Clinton.
The Miller Center describes their Presidential Oral History Program as “a public service endeavor to provide such means and to preserve the true voices of past presidencies for posterity.”
While the Center focuses on presidential administrations past, including both Democrats and Republicans, they have stepped out to do oral histories for non-Presidents such as Ted Kennedy and the late Washington attorney, Lloyd Cutler, as well.
They find import in Mrs. Clinton, stating there is a “gap” that needs to be addressed between her many accomplishments and official records celebrating them.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 4, 2020
A Hillary Clinton Oral History For Everyone to Enjoy
Hillary Clinton beamed with pride in announcing the project for her followers on social media.
“Happy and proud to be working with [the University of Virginia’s Miller Center] on The Hillary Rodham Clinton Oral History Project,” she tweeted.
“Secretary Clinton is one of the leading figures in American politics and diplomacy,” said University of Virginia President Jim Ryan.
“I am very pleased that she chose the Miller Center to conduct her oral history and am confident that this work will inform and inspire for years to come.”
Others were largely unimpressed with the project.
“Sometimes the jokes just write themselves,” one person replied.
Are you going to talk about Bill’s “Oral History?@HillaryClinton
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) December 4, 2020
Speaking of Running Her Mouth …
Clinton made news recently by warning Democrats that President Trump “is not going away.”
Ironic, considering she refused to go away after suffering a humiliating defeat at Trump’s hands in 2016.
“Trump’s not going away,” Clinton said in a podcast hosted by Hollywood actor Dax Shepard.
“He may have to finally have to leave the White House,” she continued, “but he’s going to turn around the next day and say he’s running for President again, and then he’s going to be out there, he’s going to have rallies, because it’s like lifeblood to him.”
— Matt Davio (@MissTrade) December 2, 2020
President Trump added fuel to that fire, suggesting he’d be back in the White House again in 2024.
“It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told attendees at a White House Christmas party recently. “We’re trying to get another four years, but otherwise I’ll see you in four years.”
It’ll be interesting to see if the Miller Center and the University of Virginia deem Trump worthy of having his history presented through the project.