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Sunday, October 16, 2016

WikiLeaks: Granholm Says Hillary Lives In A "Privilege Bubble" And Needs To Be "Humbled+Inspired"


By-Brandon Hall
(Email West MIPolitics@Gmail.com)

In an email revealed by WikiLeaks, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm says Hillary lives in a "privelege bubble" and should work "low wage service jobs" to become "humbled and inspired."

"She could acknowledge flat-out that she's been in a security/privilege bubble, and is determined to break out of it," Granholm wrote. "Then she selects 8 occupations that she is willing to spend one day working at. She humbles herself, but gives dignity to the workers whose salaries she wants to raise. Perhaps she makes beds in a hotel for a day. Perhaps she busses tables at Denny's or works behind the counter at McDonald's or Chipotle's! Perhaps she works in a nursing home...She would be humbled and inspired by the experience. Just a thought."

Here is the full email:
"On Jul 12, 2015, at 4:32 PM, Charlie Baker <Charlie.Baker@deweysquare.com> wrote: FYI Begin forwarded message: *From:* "Jennifer M. Granholm" <jennifer@jennifergranholm.com> *Date:* July 12, 2015 at 10:25:57 AM EDT *To:* Charlie Baker <Charlie.Baker@deweysquare.com> *Subject:* *A humble suggestion* Charlie--

"Have you guys thought about expressly combatting the meme out there that says HRC is "out of touch" or "in a bubble" by taking a page from former Florida Senator Bob Graham, and doing, say, 8 "work days" over the next 15 months? https://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/bobgraham/

She could acknowledge flat-out that she's been in a security/privilege bubble, and is determined to break out of it. Then she selects 8 occupations that she is willing to spend one day working at. She humbles herself, but gives dignity to the workers whose salaries she wants to raise. Perhaps she makes beds in a hotel for a day. Perhaps she busses tables at Denny's or works behind the counter at McDonald's or Chipotle's! Perhaps she works in a nursing home. Or is a janitor in a school cafeteria. Or works at a daycare center. You get the idea -- have her pick some low wage service jobs that she's actually willing to spend 6-8 hours doing (any shorter and she'd be criticized for not putting in a full day). Our base would go wild for it -- an acknowledgement that she is determined to "see" real people, despite her own good fortunes. That she will remain in touch.

Plus, it will really help to authentically internalize her own stories of how the economy is not working for average people. She'll talk to workers while she's there. She'll see real people . She'll start to understand, truly, the importance of the economic plan she'll be offering on Monday. She would be humbled and inspired by the experience. Just a thought. Jennifer Sent from my iPad"

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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com

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