The Best of Notable Quotables; December 21, 1992

Vol. Five; No. 26

The I Am Woman Award (for Hillary Rodham Hero Worshipping)

“When you hear yourself held up, as you were at the Republican convention, some people have used the word ‘demonized,’ does it make you hurt or make you mad?....What was the worst thing you’ve heard said about you?....Alright, what was the grossest distortion of your record?”

– Jane Pauley’s questions to Hillary Clinton, September 8 Dateline NBC.


“You might think Hillary Clinton was running for President. Granted, she is a remarkable woman. The first student commencement speaker at Wellesley, part of the first large wave of women to go to law school, a prominent partner in a major law firm, rated one of the top 100 lawyers in the country – there is no doubt that she is her husband’s professional and intellectual equal. But is this reason to turn her into ‘Willary Horton’ for the ‘92 campaign, making her an emblem of all that is wrong with family values, working mothers, and modern women in general?”

– Beginning of Time cover story by Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Margaret Carlson, September 14 issue.

“Do you think the American people are not ready for someone who is as accomplished and career-oriented as Hillary Clinton?”

Today co-host Katie Couric interviewing Hillary Clinton, August 24.