Friday, November 11, 2016
Hiker On A New York Trail Meets Bill And Hillary Clinton Taking The Same Walk
BBC: Hiker runs into Hillary Clinton on New York trail
Margot Gerster was "heartbroken" by the result of the US election and, to unwind, went on a hike with her daughter and dog through the woods in Chappaqua, New York.
The last person she was expecting to see, presumably doing the same thing, was the woman who lost to Donald Trump just two days earlier.
But that's exactly what happened.
A photo of the hiker standing alongside Hillary Clinton marks the first appearance of the Democratic presidential candidate since her concession speech on Wednesday.
She even said Hillary's husband, Bill, took the photo.
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WNU Editor: That must have been surreal .... you walk in the woods and who do you meet .... someone who was at the center of the world only a few days before .... and now she is alone with her husband. I envy Margot Gerster .... this is an experience that she will never forget.
I personally have had two experiences like this. When I started working for ICAO in Montreal I went to a bar not far from my apartment. It was late Friday night and I was alone with the bartender .... and in walked a former Liberal federal cabinet minister who was out of politics, and was just practising law as best as he could. Being the only people in the bar we started to talk to each other. He was curious about my Russian background .... I was curious about his experience in government. We bought drinks for each other .... and had a good talk that two people in a bar would have. Two months later .... that same man announced he was running for the Liberal party .... a few years later he was Canada's PM. That man is Prime Minister Jean Chretien. I always use Jean Chretien as an example for all those who think they are finished in life .... because he was certainly finished when I talked to him .... but a few years later he was running the country. Yup .... life is a journey that never ends .... things are always changing.
The next man is Boris Yeltsin .... months after he gave power to Putin I met him in Red Square in a snow storm. When I am in Moscow I enjoy taking late night walks, and I always pass through The Square. It was late at night, and there was no one else there. I was walking one way .... he was walking the other way .... and we both turned at the same time looking at each other and wondering if we know who that person is. No words were exchanged .... but it is one of the most unusual and surreal experiences I have ever had .... because it is the last thing that you expect to see .... especially late at night in the middle of a snowstorm.