Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dear Insert Name Here

Dear Hilary Clinton

I want to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your victory in NH last night. Really, in so many ways it touched my heart. Yes, I no longer reside there and thus was not part of this election, yes...I support John Edwards, yes...I still love Barack Obama.

But your win last night, well...it moved me, it moved me more than I thought it would.

You see so, so many years ago when I was just 16, and your husband was still Senator Clinton, I was allowed entry to the NH Democratic Convention, due to the fact the a high school teacher of mine was working on the campaigns and could see that though I was a delinquent in school I was smart and had a love of politics.

I met a lot of people that day, and the two stand outs were you and your husband, he was gracious, charming and over all humble, more so than most people I believe would think. And you, well you were amazing. So very present when I talked to you, like at that moment in time you really wanted to be talking to me, a girl who was years away from voting, one with clearly no money or rich parents to contribute to your husband's campaign.

You talked to me, and I listened, and you listened, you talked about women in politics and how it was different than being a man in politics, not better, not worse, just different. It was your heart that I saw that day, and to be honest it is not something you show too much during your work.

I know it is a memory that was one in countless for you, but something life changing for me in many ways, you changed my life that day, and last night in NH, you started to change the world.

Now, politics or not whether people agree or disagree with what you have to say, that matters little to me right now, because you are doing something amazing, something that as a little girl staring up at our framed photo of JFK (which hung right next to the framed picture of the Pope) I never thought would happen.

Thank you.

Jennifer Gordon

(ok readers, I bet you all thought I was going to write to Brittany today, right??)

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16 Comments:

Blogger SadieAndLeo said...

This is so touching and I'm so glad you shared it.

It reminds me of my life changing experience meeting Gloria Steinem; hopefully every woman has one of these life changing experiences.

I wonder if you or I will be that for young women some day. I hope.

9:47 AM  
Blogger gilfling said...

I am so glad you wrote this letter Jenn - I would much rather read this than any letter to Brittney!

As a brit I guess I can't really understand fully the news and politics in your country but I do hope that whatever happens it will change America and consequently 'the world' for the better. I think we could all do with a shake up of world politics and the decisions that are made that effect us all.

I found this to be a really moving letter! xxx

9:50 AM  
Blogger Hobocamp Crafts said...

great!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Bobbypin Bandit said...

What a very nice letter! It makes the letter I was going to write to Katie Holmes so lame. I just like accusing her of drinking the kool-aid.

11:04 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Love this! In my heart of hearts this is who I support.

11:24 AM  
Blogger CountryGirl_CityLife said...

wow, jenn, that was an amazing letter!

I don't really care for Hil as a candidate but I DO appreciate the history in the making and the strides she is taking for women.

P.S. I thought you were going to write about the other spears..

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

Wow, that was great! I think you may have actually helped me find a place for Hillary in my heart. Just maybe.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Very touching letter and great memory to share with us. I am sure it was a memorable moment in your life as a young woman.

....on another note, I think a letter to DR. Phil would be in order at this point. Bleck...bleck...opportunistic big mouth that he is.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Sobe said...

What a fabulous memory for you, I hope you really mail her that letter.

12:46 PM  
Blogger papermoongoddess said...

Well, Jenn I always read your blog and have purchased a thingy or two but you out did yourself. So beautiful and eloquent...

2:06 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH! That is an amazing story. I love people who are so present in the conversation like that!!! Wow!! xoxo

4:01 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I liked this a lot. Thanks for sharing! :)

4:17 PM  
Blogger Hey Harriet said...

Being from Australia I'm a little ignorant regarding the politics over there. However, it's a beautiful letter. Lovely story.

Oh & hey! Congrats on 'The Chicks Guide' feature. Awesome!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

That was lovely!

6:23 PM  
Blogger elphabainwicked said...

I can't resist...

Did Pres. Clinton offer you an intern position, when you met him???

roflmao

11:03 PM  
Blogger elphabainwicked said...

Okay on the other side...

That really is a great story! One that you can tell for the rest of your life.

11:05 PM  

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