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Bashing Hillary was all fun and games until someone loses her birth control

This is the second time in about a week that Hillary Clinton has been photographed by her press entourage in a positive light. The first was the badass sunglasses on the plane Hillary, texting while a desk full of papers lay in front of her. That Hillary was darkly cool with an in-charge attitude and a rapier wit. This pic, well, it says to me that Hillary is someone you might like to have a beer with and Elspeth Reeve at theatlanticwire agrees:

Sixty-four-year-old Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted downing beers and dancing in Colombia Sunday night, and people love her even more for it. Clinton, a dozen friends, and her bodyguards partied Sunday night at Cafe Havana in Cartagena at the close of the VI Summit of the Americas, the New York Post reports, and once upon a time, you could imagine these photos being viewed in a very negative light, considering the photos appeared as 11 Secret Service members are in trouble for bringing hookers to their hotel rooms in Colombia.

But that’s not the case this time. “Clinton letting her hair down is the kind of thing that would play well in that presidential run in 2016 that some of her supporters have suddenly started talking about in the last few weeks,” Politico’s Maggie Haberman writes. [Ah, yes, they would want to set our expectations for 2016 because they know it’s never going to happen]  Fox Nation treats the news warmly, saying, “In photos taken at the salsa hotspot, Mrs Clinton can be seen dancing with her hands in the air and swigging back a bottle of beer while surrounded by friends.” And the populist Post reports, “Clinton quickly proved she’s just a regular gal when it comes to drinking — she eschewed a glass and sucked down her Aguila pilsner cerveza straight from the bottle.”

Look, the people sitting next to her are smiling and appear to be having fun in an unforced manner. What’s up with that? Not only can you have a beer with her but she drinks straight from the bottle- like *I* do.

What gives, press corps?

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And where the f#%} were you four years ago?