When reporter, Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, spoke both, on and off the record, with Hillary Clinton recently at the Mount Washington hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, he had no idea that she would announce that she had eaten part of a moose in a stew that was prepared for her while she was a working as dishwasher in Alaska. The topic only came up when Leibovich told her that he had seen a real moose on the side of the road just before arriving at the hotel for the interview. He reports:
[“But what we started talking about was the moose. She had seen a few in her day, she told me. ‘‘I’ve eaten moose, too,’’ she said. ‘‘I’ve had moose stew.’’ Clinton explained that during college she worked one summer in Alaska, washing dishes at a resort. She was 21, and her energy and freedom felt limitless; she took long hikes in the midnight sun.”]
While this is a convivial tale, it is a much needed anecdote about her as she attempts to bridge the gap between her vast wealth and the “everyday” voter she needs to attract if she wants to be President. I can’t say that some animal lovers will not turn against her for this, but the vast majority of average Americans I know, either have a relative, close friend, or themselves, have eaten wildlife of one type or another at some point. On the other hand, I would like to see at least one picture of Hillary washing dishes at this resort- this could round off this exemplary example of everyday American activity.