On Monday night, 4,368 more Hillary Clinton emails, totaling a whopping 7,121 pages, were released — and among other discoveries, like how Chelsea Clinton warned early that relief efforts in Haiti were a "disaster," we learned via these emails exactly how Hillary Clinton brought in 2010. Like you and me, after a blurry New Year's Eve and an aching New Year's Day (OK, there's nothing in the emails about that, but I'm using creative license here), all Clinton wanted was a TV marathon and some cups of tea already. In a January 3 email to staffer Monica Hanley, titled "Happy New Year," Clinton starts by thanking Hanley for being a "life saver" and continues, "I'm looking forward to 2010 being even better." How, you ask? Well, obviously...
Here are a few things as we start this year--
Could you or he buy skim milk for me to have for my tea? Also, pls remind me to bring more tea cups from home.
Also, pls try to get me a copy of the Human Rights Watch report titled "We Have The Promises Of The World: Women's Rights In Afghanistan."
Can you give me times for two TV shows: Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife?
To bring in 2010, Clinton wanted three things: an up-to-date understanding of women's rights (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan; a cup of tea with some nice skim milk and a decent amount of cups to drink them in; and to make sure she was going to catch Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife on time, most likely curled up with Bill nursing their three-day hangovers. (Again, that's not exactly in the emails. Was that just me on January 3, 2010?)
We already knew that Clinton was a big fan of tea: In the July email dump, one memorable message was simply titled: "Pls call Sarah and ask her if she can get me some iced tea."
I, too, have certainly sent emails from my bed demanding someone bring me a cup of tea — probably on January 1, 2010, in fact — which is something I hadn't quite imagined Clinton and I had in common.
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