Hillary on the Hill
So, being a must-get-there-first kind of person, I took up sentry position outside my office door, and I waited.
It was my curiosity that drove me out of my office that dreary day in 1993.
I worked as a congressional page for then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley (D-WA). Based on Capitol Hill, I manned the phones in his Steering and Policy office.
On this day, I'd heard that First Lady Hillary Clinton would be appearing in Statuary Hallâ€”a round room, filled with statues, into which my office door opened. So, being a must-get-there-first kind of person, I took up sentry position outside my office door, and I waited.
Wasn't I surprised when this powerful woman entered. She was _so short!_ My 5'10" frame towered over her 5'0"-ish body.
No newcomer to politics, Clinton posed for the cameras that followed her in, then stood to speak.
To this day, I have no idea what she spoke about. The one thing that lives with me is that this little person has a "short person" mentalityâ€”that is, be big in words to overcompensate. But in reality, she's not worth an inch more.