Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has endured a rough campaign so far with opponent Bernie Sanders polling high, Vice President Joe Biden a possible opponent and of course, her notorious email scandal that has left many voters to view the frontrunner as untrustworthy. During her secretary of state days, Clinton used a private email address and her critics have pushed for the emails to be declassified and released. As the mass of emails are gradually unveiled, we discover a lighter, funnier side to Clinton that the public has not been exposed to before.
1. Gefilte Fish
In a March 5 2010 email the former secretary of state asked two top senior officials “Where are we on this?” in an email titled “Gefilte fish.”
The backstory lies in an email exchange from February 26 2010 with the subject line “Gifilte fish.”
Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill explained that Israel locked up 9 containers of gefilte fish in his district (which he noted was the world’s only processor of the fish) and he was concerned the shipment wouldn’t make it to Israel in time for Passover.
Congressman, I will take that mission on,” she said.
“Thank you. Thank you,” he responded.
“I don’t know if I can promise that we can get it done, but I’ll give you my best efforts,” she said.
“Thank you. Thank you, Madame Secretary,” Manzullo said.
“And if not, we’re going to have to figure out what to do with nine containers of it,” she added.
“It’s 55 percent of their product, and they could lose a couple hundred jobs if they don’t get the gefilte fish there,” Manzullo said.
The issue was made extremely challenging given U.S.’s trade agreement with Israel signed in 1985 exempted the fish from entering the country.
But a compromise was administered and the fish were eventually unloaded on a “one-time, nonprecedent basis,” Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, assured.
2. The hpad
Clinton received an email in 2010 letting her know her iPad or "hPad" as written in the subject line had arrived.
"That is exciting news — do you think you can teach me to use it on the flight to Kyev next week?" Clinton asked.
3. Clinton’s TV shows
"Can you give me times for two TV shows: Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife?" pic.twitter.com/aKPU492qEG— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) September 1, 2015
Clinton started off 2010 by asking her aid Monica Hanley about times for two TV shows, “The Good Wife” and “Parks And Recreation.” Leslie Knope must be ecstatic to learn her idol is also a fan of her show.
4. Snow Day
Clinton was not happy when she was forced to work at home again because the federal government decided to close for another day on Feb. 8 2010.
Hillary Clinton, incredulous over government shutting down due to bad weather. pic.twitter.com/MdBN3ZvI0o— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) September 1, 2015
5. And finally this gem we can all relate to:
"To quote Huma, I don't get paid enough." pic.twitter.com/Erh42UiRVh— Only Clinton Emails (@theclintonemail) September 1, 2015
Banner photo credit: Marc Nozell