Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged from her week-long seclusion to accept an honor from the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington DC Wednesday night. Clearly the event (which was scheduled and announced months ago) was expected to feature “President-elect Clinton” performing a victory lap at the non-profit organization where she began her career so many decades ago.
The American electorate changed that narrative thus resulting in a low-key, almost depressing affair:
Clinton: There were a few times this week "when all I wanted to was just to curl up…and never leave the house again" https://t.co/anYF50x6dx
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 17, 2016
Our friends at Twitchy have categorized some of the more entertaining and snarky responses to Hillary’s “curl-up” comment:
@ABCPolitics that would be fine with a lot of us. So grab a few novels and enjoy, or is bill already getting on your nerves?
— Shannon Kimes (@kimessteel) November 17, 2016
Aww this just shows the country she may not have been strong enough to run our country! When your president you can't just curl up in a ball https://t.co/hLOqSFn91t
— Renda Beltzer (@renda_beltzer) November 17, 2016
And some were feeling her pain:
too many on our side want to curl up and wish it away. it's not going to go away on its on. we have to chip away at it. one bit at a time.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 16, 2016
However, probably the most notable response came from Bloomberg News correspondent Jennifer Epstein:
Hillary Clinton showed tonight, yet again, that she'll just keep going, no matter how devastating the setback https://t.co/0y6BEePDaE
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 17, 2016
That’s some hard-hitting analysis there, Bloomberg. Perhaps you should take the “News” out of your company’s name.
Hillary did leave her adoring and sorrowful audience with an upbeat message of sorts:
— ABC News (@ABC) November 17, 2016