Hilary Clinton has revealed the US elections will make her life “miserable again” and that she was once slapped by a French police officer.
But these are not the views of the Democratic presidential candidate — they are of a 41-year-old woman of that name who lives in Scotland. With the omission of one ‘l’ distinguishing her from the former US secretary of state on paper, she said it is “never dull” sharing your name with a prominent figure.
“If I had a quid for every time someone asked me if my name was really Hilary Clinton, I would be a multimillionaire or a billionaire,” she said.
“I was once at LA airport in the departure lounge for a stopover — everyone is sat there waiting for their next flight. And they announce, ‘can Hilary Clinton please come to the passport desk,’ you have to get in front of 200 people — it really is bad.
”People do think you are lying all of the time.”
Named Hilary Clinton by her parents, she said that the former Hillary Rodham, who married Bill Clinton, should change her name because she “was born with it”.
She said the reaction was “bad enough” when Bill Clinton was elected, and that she has “heard every joke” related to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Some of the problems she has encountered include not being taken seriously when trying to get a job, and as a teenager she was even smacked around the head by a police officer in the south of France as he did not believe her name was real.
She said Facebook can be a “nightmare” and has been on the receiving end of “so many nasty messages”, forcing her to delete her account. Recently returning to the social networking site, she said: “I get a few nasty messages now, but not like I was doing. The Middle East is my fault apparently — the messages got quite scary.”
But the professional dog walker said she thinks the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president is “quite scary,” and that her near namesake is a much better choice.
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