Hillary Clinton just can’t help but turn everything into an identity politics controversy. Not even a third-grade class election is off limits, as evidenced by a letter the two-time presidential loser sent to a little girl in Maryland:
Hillary Clinton this month told a third-grade girl who lost her bid to become class president that it’s not easy to run for an office that’s “only been sought by boys.”
“While I know you may have been disappointed that you did not win President, I am so proud of you for deciding to run in the first place,” Clinton wrote in a letter to a third grade girl at a Maryland private school. “As I know too well, it’s not easy when you stand up and put yourself in contention for a role that’s only been sought by boys.”
Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill, confirmed to the Washington Post that the letter is authentic.
Morales lost by one vote to a boy. As runner-up, she will serve as vice president of the class, a position she said she is happy to have.
How does Hillary know it’s “a role that’s only been sought by boys” in that school? Media reports I’ve seen don’t seem remotely curious about that claim, perhaps because the answer would rip a cute little narrative to shreds.
I’ll admit to being a little surprised that Hillary didn’t tell the girl to protest the election due to disenfranchisement:
The election was a tight race and Martha ran against a popular classmate. In the first vote, several ballots were declared invalid since they had not been filled out correctly, reported the Washington Post. When a second vote was held, Martha eventually lost.
Paging Eric Holder!
But on the plus side, Clinton’s got a lot of free time to comb over the elementary school class election news and send letters to girls who lost to boys, because she’s NOT president. Hey, whatever she finds therapeutic.