Maddow: Beginning of Bill Clinton’s Speech Was ‘Shocking and Weird’

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said she found the beginning of former President Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday to be "shocking and weird."

Maddow took exception to the 42nd president's focus on his marriage to Hillary Clinton and the implication that it was the genesis of "her whole political story."

"I think the beginning of the speech was a controversial way to start, honestly," she said. "Talking up ‘the girl,' ‘a girl,' leading with this long story about him being attracted to an unnamed girl, thinking about whether he was starting something he couldn't finish.

"Building her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him. I think, unless there were worries that this was going to be too feminist a convention, that was not a feminist way to start … I've got to say, the top of the speech I found shocking and weird."