This week's line of the week belongs to New York Times pundit, Gail Collins. Reflecting on the lessons learned from this year's election she came up with 3 top lessons.
The first & one that serves as a lesson to us all is:
"...This election has taught us that not only are there second acts in America, there are third acts. And really spectacular curtain calls..."
In this she is referring to the new high regard held for both Bill & Hillary Clinton. For the former President, it's about the good financial times during his administration & how he was able to work with the Congress to get things accomplished; a feat that has once arch enemy Sean Hannity wishing for the good ole days of Clinton's presidency. Additionally he is now "moving international mountains" with the Clinton Initiative. As for Hillary, after being one of the most controversial First Ladies, she's gone on to be a highly respected Senator, a formidable competitor for the presidency herself, & now serving a very successful stint as Secretary of State.
All in all, stunning 2nd acts for both of them.
So what were the other 2 lessons [according to Collins]?
-there is nothing cool about running on the "look at me ticket" while spending gazillions in the process [are you listening Meg Whitman?]
-money does not buy happiness