POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hillary Clinton Cries In Connecticut

The Swamp reports:

Sen. Hillary Clinton teared up this morning at an event at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked while in law school in the early 1970s.

Penn Rhodeen, who was introducing Clinton, began to choke up, leading Clinton's eyes to fill with tears, which she wiped out of her left eye. At the time, Rhodeen was saying how proud he was that sheepskin-coat, bell-bottom-wearing young woman he met in 1972 was now running for president.

"Well, I said I would not tear up; already we're not exactly on the path," Clinton said with emotion after the introduction.

USA Today adds:

At the Yale Child Study Center where Clinton once worked, she was introduced by her former boss Penn Rhodeen before a roundtable on the difficulties faced by working mothers. "You were all in purple," Rhodeen said of their first meeting, "from your sheepskin coat to your bell-bottoms. You looked wonderful and so 1972."

Clinton, who today was wearing a yellow and black ensemble, welled up at Rhodeen's reference to "our magnificent Hillary."

"I said I would not tear up today," Clinton remarked. Kathy writes that the senator blinked back the evidence with a smile. [...]

Kathy tells us that this morning's moment had a different feel: "She wasn't sad. Just moved by a nice tribute."

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