Died Today (November 7, 2016): Janet Reno

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

janetreno.jpgHours away from being the first female President of the United States, Hillary Clinton’s great nemesis has passed away. Very interesting timing.

Janet Reno, who rose from a rustic life on the edge of the Everglades to become attorney general of the United States — the first woman to hold the job — and whose eight years in that office placed her in the middle of some of the most divisive episodes of the Clinton presidency, died on Monday at her home in Miami-Dade County, Fla. She was 78.

The cause was Parkinson’s disease,

A woman who has perhaps the strangest of legacies. I guess history will determine how she is remembered.

Imposing at 6-foot-1, awkward in manner and blunt in her probity, she became a regular foil for late-night comics and a running gag on “Saturday Night Live.” But she got the joke, proving it by gamely appearing on…

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