First Perhaps, Not Best However

You are the first, but you are not our best.  I know this with certainty, there are others with greater integrity and deeper loyalties – it is difficult to miss them among your repute.

You deliver promises from a podium and smile kindly at the masses.  I see a facade, I watch body language, I follow the money. Your words and warmth are alien compared to your deeds and transactions.

You have shattered a ceiling, but you have not fooled me.  I watched you keep the one who betrayed you so you could break that glass.  In doing so you betrayed yourself and each of your sisters, including your own daughter.

You may have seen this coming a long way off, for you have planned, colluded, devised, manipulated, coerced, and twisted yourself into this role. Methinks it looks like Cinderella’s shoe forced upon the foot of one of the ugly stepsisters: contorted, deformed, repulsive.

You will revel in the moment, claim a solid victory, and think the world astounded.  But history will bring justice and reality will reveal:  The moment is artificial.  The victory, merely a shell – like a hollow chocolate bunny.

I cannot concede this milestone, it is marred and scarred with the illness of selfish motives.    It is clouded from the pollution of the process you employed.  It is weighed heavy with the baggage you bring.   It is tainted by your dishonesty and false propositions.

You may be first, but we are not a better nation for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Frankie Wallace

Frankie earned her BA in History from CSU Chico. She lives in northern California with one husband, two dogs, and three boys. Frankie is an avid cooker, reader, hiker, and napper. View all posts by Frankie Wallace

One response to “First Perhaps, Not Best However

  • Sharon

    Excellent! You know I had such respect for Hillary at one time but the fact that she contort’s herself to fit an image that can win has bothered me. Years ago I watched a tape where she testified before congress while she was still in college. She was brilliant and self assured. The subject of the tape was exposing the power and drive behind Bill Clinton was Hillary and without her keeping him on track from very early on he would not have had the drive and tenacity to go the distance. I believe that was true. Somewhere along the way she lost site of who she is and how strong she was and she traded her self respect for the acceptance she hoped to attain, thinking it would come due to her husband and so she sucked it up and put on her game face. I honestly believe had she walked away with her head held high there would have been no stopping her, the women of this country would flock in droves to cast their vote.
    I have been on both sides of that equation and this I know, self respect is priceless.

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