Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton joined me for an in-depth conversation about her new book, “What Happened”:
HH: So pleased to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton to the program. She is and will always remain the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She is our 67th Secretary of State. Of course, she is our former First Lady. She’s the author of a wonderful, new book, What Happened, which I want to urge everyone in this audience to get. It is candid. It is engrossing, and it is no-holds barred. Secretary Clinton, thank you for joining me. I very much appreciate it.
HRC: Oh, I’m happy to talk with you, Hugh. Thanks for having me on.
HH: I want to start with a compliment on the book, because it is so candid. And with Page 29, since it’s Thanksgiving week, where you talk about Thanksgiving last year, quoting, “We start our meal with Grace by Bill, and then go around the table so everyone can say what he or she is thankful for during the past year. When it was my turn, I said I was grateful for the honor of running for president, and for my family and friends who supported me.” It’s wonderful. Now a year later, you’ll have Thanksgiving again, and you and I are grandparents, and we can agree they’re always the greatest blessing.
HH: But what, other than families or friends, will you be thankful for in 2017?
HRC: I will be thankful for the opportunity to continue my service on behalf of the causes and values that are important to me. I will be thankful that many people across our country are assuming an active role as being citizens and speaking out and standing up, which is in the best tradition of America. So I will be thankful, as always, for our country, Hugh. I am fundamentally optimistic and confident, and despite what I see as some very big flashing warning lights going off, I believe in our resilience, and I hope that you know, we will have a very happy and successful new year.