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Ticket Replay: Something's missing from Hillary Clinton's photo album

December 24, 2008 |  7:56 am

From time to time during the next couple of weeks The Ticket is republishing some of our favorite items from the past 18 months. This item was originally published here on June 17, 2008:

For those of you who still can't quite accept the fact that Hillary Clinton is gone, finished, beaten, defeated as a Democratic presidential candidate, her campaign has just posted an online photo album.

For a walk down memory lane, go here. But FIRST, be warned: She's gonna hit you up for money on every page. There's that $2New York Senator Hillary Clinton in happier Democratic presidential campaign times0-million-plus campaign debt to pay off.

It seems like only two weeks ago today that the gritty, determined candidate who went farther than any other serious female candidate declined to concede and appeared to be ready to fight on for some time.

But then the next morning the Three Democratic Musketeers -- Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid -- launched their preplanned pre-dawn publicity offensive giving party superdelegates two whole days to make up their mind on their favorite candidate, Clinton or Barack Obama, knowing full well the latter already had it in the bag, delegate-wise.

They headed Hillary off at the pass. And after moving through her five stages of grief Clinton gave her gracious surrender/endorsement speech the following Saturday. With those secret signs of friendship buried within.

Since then -- poof! -- she's disappeared. Seems like there's a hole in our life after 17 months of Hillary Clinton all day most days, nothing. Suddenly. Nada.

Some polls seem to show her followers, namely older women, falling in line behind Obama, although our comment board sure doesn't show that.

Anyway, for a little trip down memory lane complete with photos of Hillary and Chelsea and, oops, wait, no Bill photos. Not one little snapshot to commemorate his angry outbursts. No head about to explode after another primary defeat for his spouse. Not one hubby pic in the whole book. Hmmm.

Wonder what that's about? We'll have to wait and see what the National Enquirer can make out of that.

--Andrew Malcolm

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Photo credit: Associated Press