On Friday, Hillary Clinton made a keynote speech to the Human Rights Campaign, telling them that she wanted a “partnership” with gays in her presidential campaign. What she did not do, however, was publicize the speech via either her Senate office or her campaign office. Clinton’s spokeman said the event was not publicized because the HRC board meeting is closed to the press. Sounds to me like an evasion (and late-Friday announcements are the hallmark of somebody wishing to avoid heavy news coverage), but the HRC did an end-run by posting her speech on YouTube. HRC Vice President David Smith said the HRC has not endorsed any candidate and has no plan to make an endorsement “anytime soon”.