"I know [Alinsky’s] feelings about you."
Forget Goldwater Girl and think Alinsky Gal. Alana Goodman at the Free Beacon has dug up more Hillarisms.
A 23-year-old Hillary Clinton was living in Berkeley, California, in the summer of 1971. She was interning at the left-wing law firm Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein, known for its radical politics and a client roster that included Black Panthers and other militants.
On July 8, 1971, Clinton reached out to Alinsky, then 62, in a letter sent via airmail, paid for with stamps featuring Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and marked “Personal.”
“Dear Saul,” she began. “When is that new book [Rules for Radicals] coming out—or has it come and I somehow missed the fulfillment of Revelation?”
“I have just had my one-thousandth conversation about Reveille [for Radicals] and need some new material to throw at people,” she added, a reference to Alinsky’s 1946 book on his theories of community organizing.
“I am living in Berkeley and working in Oakland for the summer and would love to see you,” Clinton wrote. “Let me know if there is any chance of our getting together.”
The letter exchange certainly establishes that the two radical leftists appeared to have a close cross-generational relationship. Hillary wrote of Alinsky being rediscovered by the New Left and saw him as a model for the future, which he did indeed become.
One wonders what Alinsky would have made of his old student who had been outclassed by Obama, a far superior Alinskyite who excels at polarizing every situation, at escalating conflicts and has divided the country as never before.
Alinsky's secretary mentions his feelings for her. It does suggest a closer relationship than the one that Hillary has tried to pass it off as.