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          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Whither Hillary?

Patrick Healy of the New York Times has written a piece on Hillary Clinton's floundering campaign, depicting her political demise in MacArthur-like tone (Old scheming megalomaniac glommers-on to powerful men Eva Peron-like duplicitous empty politicians never die, they just fade away...).

One snippet:

She has a real military discipline that, now that times are tough, has really kicked into gear,” said Judith Hope, a friend and informal adviser to Mrs. Clinton, and a former chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Party.

So apparently a "military discipline" is a good thing now? I guess it is if Hillary is the embodiment of it. Didn't she marry a guy who was once said to have written , "I loathe the military"? Maybe that would explain his philandering with other women.

Another snippet:

Engaging in hindsight, several advisers have now concluded that they were not smart to use former President Bill Clinton as much as they did, that “his presence, aura and legacy caused national fatigue with the Clintons,” in the words of one senior adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity to assess the campaign candidly.

Ah, me. I recall a brilliant political commentator predicting this sentiment some time ago.


Morale is low. After 13 months of dawn-to-dark seven-day weeks, the staff is exhausted. Some have taken to going home early — 9 p.m. — turning off their BlackBerrys, and polishing off bottles of wine, several senior staff members said.

Ah, zose Canaan days we used to know, where have zay gone? Where did zay go?

Yep, there's nothing like a completely obscure musical theater reference to drive the point home.

And this:

Indeed, some aides said they were baffled that a candidate who had been in the United States Senate for only three years and was a state lawmaker in Illinois before that was now outpacing a seasoned figure like Mrs. Clinton. And to a person, these aides and advisers praised Mrs. Clinton and said that she had been a better candidate than her campaign strategy and operation reflected.

Seasoned figure? Yeah, she's got five more whole years in the senate than that greenhorn Obama! I mean, he has only three years and she has....EIGHT!

And finally:

“Hillary is incredibly tough — she grew up with two brothers and a strong father in the Midwest, so she knows a challenge,” said Ms. Solis Doyle, the former campaign manager, who has worked for her on and off since 1991 until she was replaced this month. “She has gone through so much, where someone like me would hide under the covers. But she gets up. She works. She tries.”

Wow. What a challenge! You mean she had to actually grow up with two brothers and a strong father; in the Midwest no less? I'm beginning to feel guilty for ever having criticized her. I would hide under the covers too, Ms. Doyle, if I were a girl and went to Wellesley and then on to Yale law school. How did she ever overcome such dire straits? And then to hitch a ride on a husband who took her all the way to the white house?

Cue Evita music: "Don't cry for me America!"


Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Here's another interesting piece on HRH, er, I mean, HRC:

If Obama Went 0-for-10 . . .

February 23, 2008 8:37 PM  
Blogger Wonderdog said...

Nice link, CIV. It's so true that if Obama lost ten in a row, he'd be a less than a Huckabee.

But this is HILLARY we're talking about! And he's a Jesse Jackson wannabe plagiarist! (It's okay to say that if you're a Democrat...)

February 24, 2008 1:33 AM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Nice Post, Wonderdog. For the first time in my life, I can say that I am really proud of you.

February 24, 2008 8:54 PM  

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