Vanity Fair’s June issue has a profile. of Hillary Clinton. It contains tons of information about her working relationship with President Barack Obama, how she made up with Samantha Power, the Obama ally and Harvard professor, who referred to Mrs Clinton as “a monster,” speculates on Clinton running for President in 2016 (she still wants to), and that she “offers continuity with Condi Rice’s policy on aids and Africa.” In other words familiar ground. Then there’s this throwaway reference: “… She resists movies (despite a weakness for anything with Meryl Streep, especially Out of Africa) …”
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