Some people like Hillary Clinton. Other people dislike Hillary Clinton. However you feel about Hillary Clinton, it is difficult to deny that she is one of the most cold and calculating political figures in all the land.

Hillary Clinton: Yale law school graduate, high powered attorney, eight-year White House resident, Senator from New York, Secretary of State. A woman who has received the very best education, politicked at the very highest levels, and seen more of the world than most of us ever will. The very model of worldly sophistication. So, Mrs. Clinton, what book led you down this path of steely-eyed realism?

New York Times: If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?

Hillary Clinton: At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement.

Sure, sure. How do you feel about bald eagles, though?

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