Hillary Clinton reinforces HBIC status, sends her own Text From Hillary.4:06 pm - 04/10/2012
Ha! This is awesome:
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton took a few minutes away from her texting (and all her other duties as secretary of state) and met with the two guys who have turned her into the latest Internet meme.
In less than a week, the blog "Texts from Hillary" has become an online sensation, boosting Clinton's public image in the process. As Benjy Sarlin of TPM wrote, "When she was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton was parodied as drab and calculated, especially compared with young and vigorous Barack Obama and winking and fresh-faced Sarah Palin. Now, she’s fueling Internet jokes based on her own brand of badass cool."
Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, the two guys behind the site, said they received an email from a member of Clinton's staff on Monday afternoon, out of the blue.
"We didn't even believe it at first," said Smith. "Stacy and I IMed each other at the same time, basically saying, 'Oh my god, this email!'"
The staffer invited them over to the State Department, saying the secretary loved the site and wanted to meet them. Her staff also submitted Clinton's own idea for a post to the site, which went up on Tuesday. In it, Clinton calls out Smith and Lambe for their creation (and makes a scrunchie joke).