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January 20, 2007

Hillary Clinton: Even Worse Than I Remembered

Bob has some thoughts on Hillary Clinton's announcement she's running for president:

In the wake of 9-11, it wasn't just George W. Bush telling the world "every nation has to be either with us or against us."  It was Hillary, as you can hear for yourself.

In October 2002, during the debate about giving Bush authorization to invade Iraq, it wasn't just Dick Cheney telling the world in that Saddam Hussein had links to Al-Qaeda.  It was Hillary, from the floor of Congress.

And in February 2005, it wasn't just John McCain claiming that democracy was taking root in Iraq, and that the insurgency was in its last throes.  It was Hillary, standing right at John McCain's side.

Yeah.  So President Hillary would be soooooo much better about Iraq.  Clap louder, everybody.  Make it come true.

I'd forgotten at least half of that. And then there are the other things Bob mentions. God, she's awful.

Anyway, be sure to read it all.

Posted at January 20, 2007 03:00 PM | TrackBack

You're right, she's awful. It would be nice to see a woman in the WH, but I will NEVER vote for anybody who supported the war. Why can't Bill run again?

Posted by: Rosemary Molloy at January 20, 2007 05:32 PM

I would love to have a woman in the WH and it would be difficult to find one more intelligent than Hilliary, but I'm getting tired of "politicians" who play the game with no regard for the people.

And I agree with Rosemary, support for the illegal invasion of Iraq is a deal breaker.

Posted by: SPIIDERWEBâ„¢ at January 20, 2007 06:31 PM

Hillary president? The logic is compelling.
While she's in the White House, Jeb can get ready
for 2012 or 2016. Then you get the kind of patterns that they make carpets out of out in Persia! Look:

Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton-Bush !

Pretty, no?

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at January 20, 2007 07:04 PM

yes, just look(and weep) at what the ex-presidents bush and clinton have done since they vacated their office.

oh, and if kucinich becomes president of america, i will probably have an aneurysm.

Posted by: almostinfamous at January 20, 2007 09:11 PM

A woman in the WH, easy as pie. Impeach (successfully) W& Deadeye, Pelosi is President, under 2 years, she can run for 8 more.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 20, 2007 10:21 PM

I agree: If I had to vote today, no way would I vote for Hillary Clinton.

I think her exploratory committee needs to know that. Unless she takes concrete steps--not speeches, not non-binding resolutions--to end the occupation, she can forget our votes. I'd like to see her cut off further funding, except for whatever is needed to bring the troops home.

What else?

Posted by: Chris at January 21, 2007 12:00 AM

Never underestimate the Democrats' capacity for stupidity. Hillary could get the nod if she just starts chanting "2008. The year of the woman." Dems are suckers for tokenism.

Posted by: Lloyd at January 21, 2007 06:13 AM

Thanks for the pointer to Bob's piece; I haven't read anything that so completely expresses my thoughts in a long time.

And I'd forgotten that she ever sank so low as to push the Saddam-Al Qaeda Big Lie.

If she's the nominee... Well, I can't even let myself think about it.

Posted by: Nell at January 21, 2007 12:21 PM

Is it just the fact that she was originally for the war or the fact that she has opposed it almost least all these many years? Compare and contrast to Edwards, say.

Posted by: Saheli at January 21, 2007 10:01 PM

Actually, the first reason I don't want her to be the nominee is here:

Now, I'm not saying Hillary has been treated fairly, or that she's one tenth the hellion she's made out to be.

I think he probably meant "hellspawn", but I only wish she was even one-tenth the hellion she's made out to be. It's her lack of hellionness that worries me more than almost anything.

Because I'll vote for the Democrat pretty much whoever it is, even Hillary. But she didn't have the guts to stand up against the invasion, and I don't think she'll understand how to beat the Republicans, either.

Right now, I think the right way to get a female president is to impeach Bush and Cheney and thereby elevate the Speaker of the House to the presidency. I don't think we can take two more years of those two maniacs.

Posted by: Avedon at January 22, 2007 08:39 PM

At least IMPEACHMENT would be a LEGAL way to steal the Presidency, (more than you can say for W & Deadeye)until we as AMERICANS get back on track to actually ELECTING our Presidents.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 23, 2007 11:34 AM