Bill: Eleanor Roosevelt Passed Me a Message Through Hillary--This Week

October 18, 2012 - 3:45 PM

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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), wife of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Library of Congress)

(CNSNews.com) – While speaking at a dedication ceremony for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton said his wife “was known to commune” with Eleanor Roosevelt, and that Roosevelt had passed him a message through Hillary this week.

“A special thanks to the members of the Roosevelt family who are here,” Clinton said, at the park, located on Roosevelt Island.  “And the one who is not, Eleanor, who made sure that the four freedoms were included in the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.”

“I know that because, as all of you famously learned when I served as president, my wife, now the secretary of State, was known to commune with Eleanor on a regular basis,” he said.  “And so she called me last night on her way home from Peru to remind me to say that.  That Eleanor had talked to her and reminded her that I should say that.”

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In the 1996 book “The Choice,” author Bob Woodward, claimed that Hillary Clinton held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as a therapeutic release.

President Franklin Roosevelt outlined his four freedoms in a speech to Congress in 1941.  They include: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, freedom from want and freedom from fear.

Eleanor Roosevelt died on Nov.  7, 1962.