Obama administration officials, up to and including the president, badly want to see her win — there is something in the way she acted after the election, in the soldier she became and the colleague she showed herself to be, that has curdled the pride they felt in winning the 2008 primary into something close to guilt.
This is the Gap I set out to understand. While reporting this story, I spoke to dozens of people who have worked with Clinton in every stage of her career, going back to her time in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Every single one acknowledged its existence. Many were frustrated and confused by it.
This is a fascinating piece of imagery for the origin of statutory language. Granted, it's probably a bit rose-tinted.
This piece does a lot to explain the myriad dubious connections Clinton has had in the past. In her effort to pass laws and build a coalition, she's said yes to some people who are less than perfect or are assholes in their own right. But... this is literally politics.