I received an e-mail from my son, Colby, this morning that said: “When we used to argue about these two, did you ever think you’d see a pic like this?” And here is the photo.
“Arguing” is a sugarcoated word for our interaction during the election. I was a Hillary supporter; Colby was one of the legions of young adults who thought Obama was our nation’s savior.
I have no idea whether Hillary was distraught when she lost the nomination. But when I look at her face in this photo, I see a happy FOF woman congratulating her boss. Her smile and her direct gaze at Obama seem to indicate pure joy at his health care victory. Her reaction is especially relevant because her own attempts at overhauling the system were mercilessly attacked 16 years ago.
Among the distinguishing characteristics of FOF women are our abilities to rise above adversity, to reinvent ourselves and to appreciate the success of others.
It doesn’t matter whether we’re on Hillary’s side politically, whether we think she should have divorced Bill, or whether we like her taste in fashion. What matters to me is that she is a FOF woman who does other women proud because of her accomplishments, her spirit and her passion.