Excerpted from Kessler's The First Family Detail.
When in public, Hillarysmiles and acts graciously. As soon as the cameras are gone, her angry personality, nastiness, and imperiousness become evident. In front of the lights, she turns it on, and when .. she’s away from the lights, she’s a totally different person,. She’s very angry and sarcastic and is very hard on her staff.
“If Hillary was walking down a hall, you were supposed to hide behind drapes." Hillary never talked to us. Most all members of first families would talk to us and smile. She never did that.
Hillary’s Senate campaign staff planned a visit to a 4-H Club in diary farm country in upstate New York. As they approached the outdoor event and she saw people dressed in jeans and surrounded by cows, Hillary flew into a rage. “She turned to a staffer and said, ‘what the f- did we come here for? There’s no money here’.
(Chelsea was always very nice to the agents.)
The fifteen Secrert Service agents on Romney’s
detail found that the Romneys treated them like family..invited them to lunch and dinner (and) would kibitz with them… One of the agents was in tears (when Romney conceded). The agents became part of the family. The next morning, Ann Romney made buttermilk pancakes which Mitt served them on paper plates in their vehicles.
(He was mocked for putting the family dog in the car top carrier while packing the car full with his wife and four sons. I love him for it.)
The book is worth reading for the character summary of presidents and vice presidents and hopefuls. A lot of rude people and a few nice ones. Adultery was popular but not with all of them.
ADDED: Buchanan said to host John McLaughlin. I think, then you get Mitt Romney against someone like a Cruz, or someone like that, and I think that would be the finals. And I think that Mitt has got it in his heart to do this thing." "The only cure for presidential fever is embalming fluid. I think he's going to run," Buchanan said to host John McLaughlin.
ADDED: Now that Scott Walker has surged to re-election, he can be considered a calmer type too. As amusingly quoted at Instapundit:
"Does Walker sizzle? Not exactly. Is he a particularly charismatic speaker? No, he isn’t. But does he sit upon a throne made of the skulls of his enemies? Yes, yes he does.".