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Dear Saul . . . Love, Hillary

Newly obtained letters between the young Hillary Clinton and Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky show that Hillary had a years-long and even personally close relationship with the leftist organizer that lasted right through and beyond Yale Law School.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.

Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtainedby the Washington Free Beacon show.

A little sweet sucking up:

On July 8, 1971, Clinton reached out to Alinsky, then 62, in a letter sent via airmail, paid for with stamps featuring Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and marked “Personal.”

“Dear Saul,” she began. “When is that new book [Rules for Radicals] coming out-or has it come and I somehow missed the fulfillment of Revelation?”

“I have just had my one-thousandth conversation about Reveille [for Radicals] and need some new material to throw at people,” she added, a reference to Alinsky’s 1946 book on his theories of community organizing.

Of course, Hillary left this out of her memoir:

Clinton devoted just one paragraph in her memoir Living History to Alinsky, writing that she rejected a job offer from him in 1969 in favor of going to law school. She wrote that she wanted to follow a more conventional path.

However, in the 1971 letter, Clinton assured Alinsky that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised, with my belief in and zest for organizing intact.”

“The more I’ve seen of places like Yale Law School and the people who haunt them, the more convinced I am that we have the serious business and joy of much work ahead—if the commitment to a free and open society is ever going to mean more than eloquence and frustration,” wrote Clinton.

Alinsky died in 1972, at which point, I assume, their letters and meetings ended.

Now, this was many years ago. But make no mistake, the author of “It Takes a Village” and the woman who tried first to nationalize our health care system is hardly free of old Saul.

18 thoughts on “Dear Saul . . . Love, Hillary”

  1. Yes, she did leave a lot out of *Living History* except for blaming Republicans and the media for most of Bill’s headaches. Makes me wonder what she left out of *Hard Choices* about her SoS years? She should of held off until BO was out of office and she no longer needed the Dems to run for President, then tell us what really happened under President Crankypants :)

  2. We did not live in Arkansas while the Clintons were here (we grew up here) and moved back while he was president (1993).
    Of course there was much “catching up” to do and remember Arkansas is a small state and we have friends from high school and college all over it. Party lines are often crossed political affiliations sometimes are strange among friends and families.
    We have heard “hair curling” stories of the Clinton years.
    One conversation my husband and I have never forgotten was with a highly respected man a few years older that we are who has been involved in Arkansas
    Republican politics at every level for ages. He is married into an old and established Democratic family, the Pryors……sometimes over the decades there have been some hard feelings…LOL
    Anyway, one afternoon we were talking to him and he made this statement verbatim, “Bill Clinton is a crook but Hillary is dangerous.”
    We never forgot the tone of his voice and the look on his face.
    I know, my paragraphing is off-sides.

  3. Why is so much more now coming out about Hillary than in 2008 when she was actually a candidate? Maybe the media was so busy sweeping Obama dirt under the rug then that they didn’t have time to uncover stories about Hillary. Sad state of the media today.

  4. Where the heck did these letters come from? Were they tucked into the billing files from the Rose Law Firm and were just found on a table in Hillary’s house? What else is out there?

    1. They are in the archives at the University of Texas at Austin’s Industrial Areas Foundations which is a “training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky,…”

  5. Nah. The relationship didn’t end. She is still channeling ol’ Saul. Conservatives need to do an out and out hatchet job on The Hag. If she gets elected, she will finish off Barack Obama’s “work.” However, I don’t have a lot of faith in the Democrat voters seeing what a deceitful, nasty little hypocrite Hillary is. They will justify their vote as it being “time for a woman to be president;” just like they did for Barack Obama and it being “time for a black to be president.”

    1. You are spot on.
      I have family members that would vote for her just because she’ a she.
      Yet, when you ask them about her history, they have no response.
      I have no problem with the gender of the president,….I’ll take a Margaret Thatcher any day.

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