Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Hillary Clinton campaign montage

Primary season is over, and Hillary Clinton didn't win. Even though she didn't win (enough) delegates or the Democratic nomination, she did make history and win the grudging admiration of many friends and foes, especially down the stretch. Herewith a gallery of images drawn from two New York Times slide shows, Clinton Cross-Country and Clinton's Bid Comes to a Close.Hillary in defeat
Party's over

Citizen Hillary
Chelsea and HillaryCrowd pleaser
William Butler Yeats
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing (1916)

Now all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred . . . ?
Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
Whereon mad fingers play
Amid a place of stone,
Be secret and exult,
Because of all things known
That is most difficult.
Working class heroineEvery woman's right to shoes
Exit Hillary
  1. First row: Citizen Hillary. Hillary Clinton stands before a giant American flag.

  2. Second row — Left: Heir apparent. Will Chelsea extend the Clinton dynasty? (original photo). Right: Crowd pleaser. The adoring masses press Hillary after her June 7 exit.

  3. Third row — Left: Working-class heroine. Hillary found her voice and her core constituency, a bit too late. Right: Every woman's right to shoes. Hillary leaves big shoes to fill.

  4. Fourth row: Exit Hillary. The National Building Museum wasn't the party Hillary wanted, but she liked the company.



Anonymous Mn 2l said...

Professor Chen,

I took your final class in Con Law at the University of Minnesota, and check this blog from time to time.

As an English major and a huge fan of William Butler Yeats, I can't help but notice you omitted the lines where Yeats suggests that his friend's opponent could lie with impunity and be none the worse off... you wanted to avoid commenting on Senator Obama I'm assuming?

6/10/2008 3:46 PM  
Blogger Jim Chen said...

Hi MN 2L,

Thanks for continuing to read Jurisdynamics.

Yes, I deliberately omitted those lines. Yeats's poem, minus those lines, seems entirely apt. I do not mean to suggest at all that Senator Obama could, would, or did lie with impunity. It has been an exciting campaign, and I look forward to the general election.

Jim Chen

6/10/2008 4:11 PM  

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