Clinton "cries" again

At a campaign event in Connecticut, Sen. Hillary Clinton wells up a little -- the reaction should be interesting.

Published February 4, 2008 4:24PM (EST)

Oh, boy -- here we go again. The last time Sen. Hillary Clinton "cried" (really, she just welled up a little, but to hear some of the coverage you'd think she broke down sobbing uncontrollably), the moment led to obsessive analysis and discussion. Hold on tight, folks, because it appears to have happened again, and Drudge is already all over the story.

Clinton was at an event in Connecticut Monday, at the Yale Child Study Center, which she worked at during law school. Jason George, posting on The Swamp, the blog of the Chicago Tribune's Washington bureau, writes, "A doctor, who was introducing Clinton, began to choke up, leading Clinton's eyes to fill with tears, which she wiped out of her left eye. At the time, the doctor was saying how proud he was that sheepskin-coat, bell-bottom-wearing young woman he met in 1972 was now running for president.

"'Well, I said I would not tear up; already we're not exactly on the path,' Clinton said with emotion after the introduction."

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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