Clinton laughs: 'My pneumonia finally got Republicans interested in women's health'


Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail, and at the Black Women's Agenda Symposium in Washington, D.C. on Friday made an amusing reference to her recent bout of pneumonia.

"I'm thrilled to be with you. I'm thrilled to be associated with you. I'm also thrilled to be back on the campaign trail! As the world knows, I was a little under the weather recently. The good news is: My pneumonia finally got some Republicans interested in women's health."

Yesterday, my favorite thing of the day was this tweet, imagining Clinton's Wonka-esque return to the campaign trail:

Lots and lots (and lots and lots and lots) of digital ink has been spilled on totally trenchant think pieces about how Hillary Clinton needs to be more "likable."

I've got to say, I think she's quite likable already.

If you can watch her giving a speech and making a joke that rolls up the Republicans' relentless legislative onslaught against reproductive rights and their obsessive preoccupation with her pneumonia into one killer line, and don't find her likable, that's really not a problem with her.