Hillary Clinton spoke at Planned Parenthood’s 100th-anniversary gala in New York City last evening upon receiving the “Champion of the Century” award. In her “impassioned” speech, she defended abortion as the “moral issue” of our time.
When she’s not acting in a grandiose way, she is speaking in hyperbole. As long as she’s in the limelight, she’s happy.
Her most melodramatic moment came when she compared the fight to abort babies to the moment of birth to a childhood book, The Handmaid’s Tale, predicting the end of women’s rights.
She said, “In a Handmaid’s Tale, women’s rights are gradually, slowly stripped away. As one character says, ‘We didn’t look up from our phones until it was too late.’ It is not too late for us. But we have to encourage the millions of women and men who support Planned Parenthood’s mission, to keep fighting.”
Then, trying to be even more popular before the Hollywood notables like Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore, she upped the melodrama.
“And we stand on the shoulders of the women and men who came before us, and march alongside young activists who are leading the way forward. Some of you have heard me say that I have this new mantra that I—that popped into my head during my long walks in the woods, [laughter] I highly recommend long walks in the woods. It is far healthier than screaming at your television set. [laughter and applause] And so, just remember, four words: Resist, insist, persist, enlist.”
She’s not going to let her walks in the woods – like a female Thoreau – fade from the public eye, but she has a new schtick – #Resist.