"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee on Monday detailed the forces behind Hillary Clinton's rapid transition from bespectacled, outspoken feminist to the painfully pragmatic Democratic presidential nominee that we know today.
"It was our fault," Bee explained, for turning Clinton into "a fake politician-robot."
After Bill lost his reelection campaign as governor of Arkansas, people blamed Hillary Rodham — as she went by at the time — for not looking or acting like an archetypical governor's wife.
"The voters made their opinion clear," Bee said. "If Hillary Rodham wanted to keep her last name, she should have married a relative like everyone else in Arkansas."
So she ditched her glasses, cut her hair, paid more attention to fashion, and began referring to herself as Hillary Clinton, hitching her wagon to an adulterer — but a successful one, at that.
"If I were Hillary, I would have dumped America by now, but she's terrible at knowing when to leave a relationship," Bee said. "Hillary Clinton has spent the last 40 years learning to mask her authenticity, ever since the so-called 'natural state' [Arkansas] couldn't accept a normal human woman in her natural state, with her own name and her brown hair and identity independent from the dude she was boning."
She added: "Don't expect grandma to pivot on a dime now that authenticity is suddenly cool."