Dating a longtime friend
Since her school days, she had operated most easily among women; and when it came to appointing her own staff at the White House, she chose 29 women and one man.
Her subordinates - who called her "The Big Girl" or later "Big Mama" and wore badges saying "Hillaryland" - had a starry-eyed devotion that was almost cult-like.
And, naturally, when the Clintons moved to the White House, Vince Foster came, too.It was unusual for Hillary to have such a close friendship with a man.One of Hillary's friends said: "They were all afraid to say no to her." She was a hard taskmaster and would call her staff at home after hours to make trifling requests. According to White House chronicler Bob Woodward, she "frequently reduced her personal travelling aide to tears" when the assistant failed to produce something Hillary needed. They take it, and they bow and scrape." According to one commentator, the reason Hillary surrounded herself with women was because she found men too complicated.She had a temper, but instead of "making nice" afterwards, as Bill did, Hillary withdrew in cool silence. Indeed, she once told former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who owed her appointment to Hillary's support: "We both know what a**holes men can be." The one man who was definitely not an a**hole was Vince Foster.It was the same method of suicide used by a Marine officer in the film A Few Good Men - which Foster was known recently to have watched.
In the movie, the officer had killed himself because he was distraught about testifying against his commanding officer. As the months passed, wild rumours began to grow that a hitman had murdered him because he knew too much.