For some of us, the Clinton presidency was one of the least consequential in US history. It was a presidency of missed opportunities, specially in fighting terrorism and doing something about Social Security.
The Clinton presidency was what Charles Krauthammer described as a "vacation of history". It was indecision and an unwillingness to deal with problems:
"Looking the other way was largely a function of the age — our holiday from history, our retreat from seriousness, our Seinfeld decade of obsessive ordinariness. Clinton never could have been elected during the Cold War. The 1990s produced a president perfectly suited to the time — a time of domesticity, triviality and self-absorption."
What decisions did Hillary Clinton support as co-president? What policy memos did she write? I would like to know!
Why won't they release all of those policy memos and e-mails that she wrote to Bill during their shared presidency?
Again, I am not calling for personal matters. Bill and Hillary Clinton are entitled to private husband-wife communications. We are not asking to read their Valentine's Day notes or anniversary cards!
Why won't they do it? This is like a candidate for a key position refusing to release college transcripts that support relevant studies. Most employers would find his refusal a bit strange.
Again, why won't she do it? Dick Pollman writes this:
"Here's the deal, apparently: She gets to tout her First Lady stint as proof of her governmental experience, but we on the receiving end don't get to find out exactly what she did. She gets to travel America extolling the successes of the Bill Clinton administration, and she gets to tell us how much she influenced his thinking, but we don't get the chance to learn exactly what she influenced (much less how and why)." (Pillow talk as public policy, and vice versa )