Most of the letters are like that: positive, gentle.
May 30, 2017 10:27 PM   Subscribe

 
That was interesting; thanks for the post. I was one of the many who wrote Hillary a letter, and was wondering if/who would read it.
posted by Wordshore at 12:43 AM on May 31 [4 favorites]


I wrote her, too. Reading this article was very difficult.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:45 AM on May 31 [4 favorites]


Is he her Gary?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:50 AM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Clinton-themed style and usage guide, governed by a few simple rules for both the letters (“consistent use of the Oxford comma”)

And I thought I couldn't love her any more than I do.
posted by TheLateGreatAbrahamLincoln at 5:23 AM on May 31 [19 favorites]


And I can't even even answer my email on a consistent basis.
posted by COD at 5:48 AM on May 31


Of all the sad stories I read last November, I think that the saddest was from someone who, a day or so after the election, looked at the laptop of their 13-year-old daughter and saw a letter that was begun on election night and never finished. The only words in the document were "Dear Madam President".

I thought of writing her myself, but could never find the words. I'm glad that others were able to.
posted by Zonker at 6:06 AM on May 31 [21 favorites]


[Fixed link; thanks, introp]
posted by taz at 6:22 AM on May 31


Oh Zonker that made me tear up!

I had wanted to write her but never did. Sounds like my message has made it after all.
posted by Emmy Rae at 6:29 AM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Welp, now I'm mourning the loss of her Presidency all over again.
posted by desuetude at 7:08 AM on May 31 [3 favorites]


The sense of loss I continue to feel over her not being president is especially strong today after reading this. Thank you for sharing it, Chrysostom.
posted by Hermione Granger at 8:39 AM on May 31 [2 favorites]


He could show you, for instance, any one of the 110,000 letters he has drafted since 2008, because he keeps them scanned and alphabetized in a folder on his computer.

I wonder if his computer is FOIA'able.
posted by grobstein at 8:59 AM on May 31 [1 favorite]


I've never wanted to write a letter to a public figure more than I did on Election Day. I didn't even like her but the whole thing just felt like such a personal humiliation. The first emotion I remember having upon learning she had lost was sympathetic pain for her. I've never felt like that for a politician before.
posted by armadillo1224 at 9:05 AM on May 31 [6 favorites]


I asked my sister this morning, "When did I become a grumpy old woman?" She replied, "The exact same moment I did."

Thank you for sharing this. It makes me feel . . . gentler, perhaps.
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 9:17 AM on May 31 [2 favorites]


I haven't written my letter...yet. I had hand surgery on November 10th. I couldn't even use the computer for 4 weeks and frankly, I'm not sure what I would have written then if I could have. I've definitely come a long way in my grief and my admiration for her since then. I really have to write that letter.

Thank you for posting this, Chrysostom.
posted by Sophie1 at 9:29 AM on May 31 [1 favorite]


I wrote her as well, helplessly and hopelessly telling her I was sorry. It was a couple days after the election and it was cathartic. I'm sorry, Hillary. We just didn't deserve you.

Glad to hear she still has peeps watching her back.
posted by lydhre at 9:33 AM on May 31 [4 favorites]


I bought Wonder Woman stamps to mail my card to her. It took me a while to figure out what to say.
posted by 41swans at 1:29 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


*sighs* *cries*
posted by songs_about_rainbows at 4:05 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


After reading this article I was very excited to get my thank you for your letter letter today. Thank you guy who answers Hillary Clinton's mail.
posted by interplanetjanet at 2:07 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


I got my thank you today!
posted by 41swans at 12:42 PM on June 5 [2 favorites]


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