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Over the weekend, I caught wind of the Texts from Hillary Tumblr that’s been trending around the Web.

The brainchild of Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, the Internet’s newest meme shows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton texting a variety of people such as Meryl Streep, Ariana Huffington, Mark Zuckerberg and Vice President Joe Biden (seen here smiling at his phone with President Barack Obama).

The photos that started this - taken by Diana Walker for Time and Kevin Lamarque for Reuters - show Clinton sitting in a C-17 enroute to Tripoli and looking very engrossed with her phone.

The meme is hilarious and smart. And shows a no nonsense style of our  former First Lady. Joanna Weiss of the Boston Globe writes in an opinion piece:

Nearly every contribution falls along the same theme: Hillary’s not beleaguered, she’s in charge. This is the story the photo tells. The frown makes her seem impatient. The sunglasses make her look aloof, but also glamorous. Gone are the man’s-world accessories, the pantsuit and masculine haircut. Secretary Clinton is a woman, comfortably feminine, with long blonde hair, a chunky necklace, a giant broach.

Today, however, the meme catapulted to mainstream news after Clinton sent in her own version of “Texts from Hillary.”

That submission, with an actual LOLZ by Clinton, is already getting a lot of reaction: Politico, Huffington Post, Mashable, Time and the Washington Post have mentioned Clinton’s twist on the meme and the Associated Press has moved a story.

Some speculate that this vision of Clinton looking in charge, could help her if she runs for office again. While that’s in a few years, I’m just looking forward to seeing more snappy retorts from our Secretary of State.

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