be reasonable!

December 29, 2007

Peggy Noonan is looking for one thing in the next election. And Hillary Clinton isn’t it.

Hillary Clinton? No, not reasonable. I concede her sturdy mind, deep sophistication, and seriousness of intent. I see her as a triangulator like her husband, not a radical but a maneuverer in the direction of a vague, half-forgotten but always remembered, leftism. It is also true that she has a command-and-control mentality, an urgent, insistent and grating sense of destiny, and she appears to believe that any act that benefits Clintons is a virtuous act, because Clintons are good and deserve to be benefited.

But this is not, actually, my central problem with her candidacy. My central problem is that the next American president will very likely face another big bad thing, a terrible day, or days, and in that time it will be crucial–crucial–that our nation be led by a man or woman who can be, at least for the moment and at least in general, trusted. Mrs. Clinton is the most dramatically polarizing, the most instinctively distrusted, political figure of my lifetime. Yes, I include Nixon. Would she be able to speak the nation through the trauma? I do not think so. And if I am right, that simple fact would do as much damage to America as the terrible thing itself.


hillary is ‘underwhelming’ Iowa

December 29, 2007

“I was a little bit underwhelmed,’’ said Doug Rohde, 46, as he left her a rally in a fire station in Denison. “The message was very generic — and no questions.’’

Hillary is invoking a “don’t ask because I won’t tell” rule at her latest campaign stops. I think she is starting to remember that her poll numbers drop every time she opens her mouth.

Hillary Clinton must be late on her payment!

December 27, 2007

In what certainly must feel like a sucker punch, Hillary Clinton was the recipient of a scathing review by a source she previously had considered her bought and paid for advertising network… the New York Times.

Normally the New York Times could always be counted on to carry water for the former first lady by pushing stories of her scandals, temper tantrums and general bad behavior to the back section of their paper. However, with the primaries just around the corner, and no Republican contest to wring their hands over, the Times is doing something that would cause Vizzini from The Princess Bride to utter “Incontheivable!”

In seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, Mrs. Clinton lays claim to two traits nearly every day: strength and experience. But as the junior senator from New York, she has few significant legislative accomplishments to her name. She has cast herself, instead, as a first lady like no other: a full partner to her husband in his administration, and, she says, all the stronger and more experienced for her “eight years with a front-row seat on history.”

But during those two terms in the White House, Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the president’s daily intelligence briefing. She did not assert herself on the crises in Somalia, Haiti and Rwanda.

And during one of President Bill Clinton’s major tests on terrorism, whether to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, Mrs. Clinton was barely speaking to her husband, let alone advising him, as the Lewinsky scandal sizzled.

A very interesting read from an unlikely source.

December 17, 2007

“I’ve been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I’ve never felt like I was the one that was being bid on,” Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. “I know you’re going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me.”

maybe Iowans aren’t as stupid as Hillary thinks

December 14, 2007

See the video HERE.

One comment… it’s the DEMOCRAT party. Not the Democratic party.

young voters, stay home!

December 14, 2007

According to the smartest woman in the world, college students who did not grow up in Iowa should not caucus there. The fact that it is perfectly legal and has always been that way has no relevance.

age of aquarius

December 14, 2007

get a haircut!

Whatever happened to these lovable kids? And why were they replaced with a rapist and an abusive securities defrauder?