Not because she was arrogant and superior; but because she didn't need the shrill discourse of national politics to guide her. She was clearly of the school of "If you can't say anything nice about a person, don't say anything at all."
It was a lesson, at least to me. I like to try to learn something every day, even if it isn't new. I tell myself it's the learning that matters. I know it's at least better than not learning.