While campaigning in Connecticut, Hillary Clinton was celebrated during a ceremony which took place at Yale University and where she was made an honorary Skull and Bones member.
The prestigious secret society, granted an honorary ‘Bonesmen’ title to Ms. Clinton who attended Yale Law School where she earned a degree in 1973.
“I’ve heard many stories about this ‘select club’ when I was a student in Law School over 40 years ago,” she said laughingly to the crowd. “It is a great privilege for me to become a member of this Ivy League club, now I will get to know the truth behind the rumors,” she told the crowd with a grin.
“Some people say it helped the Bushes get into the Oval office, so why not me?” she added with humor.
Ms. Clinton appreciated and congratulated the progressive path the fraternity had taken in the past 30 years, formerly a patriarchal and men’s only private club.
“When I attended Yale in the 70s, women were not allowed in the club.” she acknowledged. “ Today, as Americans will decide within these next crucial months whom they will make their future president, I pledge to make my Cabinet 50% women when I take office,” she said, leading to a standing ovation.
The secret societies members include Presidents William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush as well as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart,Time magazine founder Henry Luce, and an assortment of CIA officials, Fortune 500 CEOs, and politicians.