A long, long list of those blamed for her election loss had already been leaked, but with today’s release of Hillary Clinton’s memoir “What Happened,” people on social media had the opportunity to pick out and share their favorite and/or most insane, unhinged-sounding bits of the complete book.
Lois Beckett of The Guardian, for example, liked this passage about Vladimir Putin, whom Clinton recalled as “like one of those guys on the subway who imperiously spread their legs wide, encroaching on everyone else’s space …. They call it ‘manspreading.'”
And here Hillary Clinton compares Vladimir Putin's leadership style to a dude manspreading on the subway. pic.twitter.com/eZmcFHk6og
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) September 12, 2017
As if she rides the subway.
— JohnRalstonMaul (@TeamPillGrim) September 12, 2017
Clinton goes on a bit about Putin’s “over-the-top macho theatrics,” but back up a minute. Did she just explain to her readers what “manspreading” is? We’d read that the Metropolitan Transit Authority had spent $76,000 on a public relations campaign asking men to “stop the spread,” but this is also the presidential candidate who wrestled awkwardly with the subway turnstile in the Bronx in 2016 during a campaign stop.
Ah, yes, "manspreading." Clearly this phenomenon resonated with Clinton, the notorious Subway rider https://t.co/73o7pumbuI
— Luther Heinrich (@lutherheinrich) September 12, 2017
Vladimir Putin to manspreading I was almost excited for this book to see if she would own up to her mistakes
She didn't https://t.co/Re71Rv0VVe
— Sir Smrtaz (@SSmrtaz) September 12, 2017
Manspreading? Is this Tumblr? If you wrote this in an IR course you'd get laughed at… https://t.co/IWyogIpewz
— Meghan? (@meghanarchy) September 12, 2017
Which, as she writes further, she retaliated instantly with shebagging
— Omar A (@Nostalgic_Grip) September 12, 2017
I find this kind of "omg Putin is such a Tinder nightmare, AMIRITE GIRLS?" fluff feminism so insulting to women's intelligence. https://t.co/8omP6Ml0aU
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) September 12, 2017
Crooked Hillary felt imposed on by Putin. Sad. https://t.co/VYmaNT4cbr
— Thamina the Terrible (@ThamtheTerrible) September 12, 2017
What do you do when Vladimir Putin is manspreading in your presence? Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, “Back up, you creep. Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can’t intimidate me. So back up.”
Wait … that’s from another chapter, about another man she considered a creep for invading her space.
Guess who else sits like that? https://t.co/09jay9eDGT
— IWillResistTrump (@JetScoozr77) September 12, 2017
Here’s a hint:
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'Going ALL OUT with her jokes': Hillary's remarks about Putin deemed cringe-worthy http://t.co/TuJVK45YuR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 9, 2015