Way back when, I was a skinny high school track athlete and Hillary Clinton was a freshly minted First Lady. I remember how she made news when she announced that she was, going forward, to be known as Hillary Rodham Clinton. Whoop-dee-doo! I think she much more quietly dropped the Rodham, right? Anyway, my old track coach liked to pit the runners versus the field events guys using various competitions, trivia, etc. On one particular spring afternoon, as we all sat on the track and basked in the sun, I remember Coach G. announcing a trivia week of some sorts. The first question was something like, “President Clinton’s wife, Hillary, just announced that she is using a middle name. Does anyone know what her middle name is?”
And without missing a beat, one of my teammates gave me a comedy moment that I’ll never forget. His loud answer was, “Bitch?!?”
Brilliant. Classic. Hilarious. It was just so unexpected, especially from a 16 year-old inner-city kid. And in my mind, he and Hillary are forever linked.