One could say that Hillary Clinton has spent her life glomming onto the success of others — see Bill Clinton — but regardless of how that may be perceived, the failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee certainly has a knack for drawing attention to herself.
With all the fanfare and criticism that has been directed at Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin over a video of her dancing and partying with friends earlier this month in Helsinki, Clinton saw a golden opportunity to draw some of the media glare.
The former secretary of state tweeted a photo of herself dancing in a crowded club in Cartagena during an official 2012 trip to Colombia.
“As Ann Richards said, ‘Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.’ Here’s me in Cartagena while I was there for a meeting as Secretary of State. Keep dancing, @marinsanna.”
As Ann Richards said, “Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”
Here’s me in Cartagena while I was there for a meeting as Secretary of State.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 28, 2022
Of course, to justify her glom Clinton made it all about sexism by essentially coming to Marin’s defense — as late as she was to the party, pardon the pun.
The key difference here being that Marin is the youngest prime minister in the world at the age of 36, while Clinton was 64 years old in 2012.
The video of Marin has been circulating for a number of days and adding to the sensationalism, a friend would post a picture of herself posing topless while kissing her semi-naked female friend in the prime minister’s official residence.
Oh, and there was this:
The footage shows her dancing provocatively with a glamorous former model #SabinaSärkkä.
— 凤凰欧洲 PhoenixCNE News (@PhoenixCNE_News) August 23, 2022
As for Clinton, the one consistency with her is that regardless of what she does, controversy is sure to follow — here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Wow. Global left actually succeeded in making this as misogyny conspiracy. Just want to say as finn that it was not about dancing. It was about proper work attitude as head of state during these hard times. She partied 4/7 days in one week.
— Riku Ranta (@Riku_Ranta) August 28, 2022
was that before or after you dodged sniper fire with Brian Williams or after you left Ambassadors to die in Benghazi?
— Tony Semi-Fascist FJB Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) August 28, 2022
That line was taken from a Frank and Ernest cartoon.
Needless to say, when Fred and Ginger danced, they did not always dance with Fred moving forward and Ginger moving backward. So, bad line.
Rock on, Sanna Marin, though.
— O.T. Ford (@ot_ford) August 28, 2022
It figures that Hillary Clinton would give a Democrat woman credit for a quote she stole from a man, Bob Thaves, the creator of Frank & Ernest. https://t.co/hTjDQBlDwG
— President-elect Hilohaw (@Hilohaw) August 29, 2022
Jimmy Buffet predicted this controversy:
You’ve got Finns to the left, Finns to the right/And you’re the only bait in town https://t.co/jWJ73mKibZ
— Jim Antle (@jimantle) August 28, 2022
Was this before or after Benghazi? https://t.co/ZzoH17muwz
— Mrs. Rutter ™ (@lindarutter) August 28, 2022
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