Why I Love Hillary Commentator Susan Cheever finds herself loving and identifying with Hillary Clinton. After 40 years of voting, she says, this is the first time a politician who truly represents her is running for office. At last, Cheever says, here's a woman who wants to play with the big boys, and she's qualified, and we love her for that.
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ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

As Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations seem to be fading, many of her diehard fans are left disappointed but still proud. Writer Susan Cheever is one of them.

M: Women like me usually run for president of the PTA or president of some nice arts organization. We don't usually get to run for president of the United States. At last, here's a woman who wants to play with the big boys and she's qualified, and she's giving them a run for their money, and I love her for that.

SIEGEL: Susan Cheever lives in New York. Her latest book is called "Desire."

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