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  1. BillinSonoma says

    As much as I have supported Bill and Hill over the years, I do want to whisper in her ear that the quilt was on the mall in 1993 while she and her husband were living in the white house. And if she didn’t see it til 1996 then shame on her ! Me and a million of my friends were marching down Pennsylvania Ave. in the spring of 93. She didn’t notice ?? We certainly got no acknowledgement from the white house. Just my pennies worth …

  2. Brian Carter says

    Although I understand the frustration of not feeling like our concerns were addressed in 1993… I believe we should let go of our past disappointments and forgive anyone that has made the commitment to our cause that Hillary has shown as Secretary of State.

  3. BillinSonoma says

    @ Brian. I understand your sentiment. And she has done great work. But I”m not sure I can forget all those years of everybody dropping dead all around me while the political class mostly held their breath. And not to argue, but I”ve only been on the national mall once in my life. It was 1993. And a section of the quilt was laying there. I did not imagine it. It was my first viewing, and friends had to literally carry me away after I sobbed for what seemed like hours.

  4. Brian Carter says

    @billinsonoma
    I’m 45 years old and I remember that era very well and I too lost many friends. I share your pain and frustration but I just think its unfair to paint Hillary and Bill as members of the political class that were “holding their breath.”
    I believe the Clintons tried their very best to help us but were naive and overwhelmed by the backlash from the conservatives in both parties on every issue they tried to tackle. After 12 years of Reagan and Bush ignoring us completely or outright attacking us the Clintons tried to help us at a time when it wasn’t as fashionable to do so. Yes mistakes were made ie. DADT and DOMA but I think most would agree that Hillary and Bill did the best they could with what they had to work with.