David Brooks and Gail Collins

05 January 2014 |permalink | email article

Gail: I don’t know of any politician who likes wrestling with the mundane and limited more than Hillary Clinton. If she’s won the presidency in 2008, I don’t think she’d ever have forced the health care act into law. I don’t say, that as a complement, exactly.
David: If she can prove that she now understands that dumb, simple laws are better than smart, complex ones, I could definitely feel some comfort with her. I do think she is hardheaded and practical. If she runs again Ted Cruz, I’m going to be in an awful pickle.

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