Put me down in the “wholly uninterested” category when it comes to the battle of the Hillary books.
I do, however, appreciate the education I’m getting in the journalistic shortcomings of the New York Times‘ Jeff Gerth.
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I am uninterested in the books, or in Hilary. I hope that she does not get the nomination. I am so tired of Bushes and Clintons. The founding fathers did not intend for the presidency to be shared by just two families. So I am just saying no.
I can’t even believe that people give a shit whether Hillary was planning a presidential run a decade or more ago. Even more, I can’t believe that people who do somehow think it’s a bad thing.
Let’s consider: By all accounts, Bill Clinton was pretty much on the direct track to the presidency for most of his life. Conversely, by all accounts, George W. Bush had pretty much never given the possibility any serious consideration at all before he found himself on the GOP ticket.
Now seriously: Do you want someone who’s spent awhile thinking about what it would take to be president, or someone who’s spent his/her whole life thinking about booze and baseball?
Unfortunately I think this is only a hint of things to come. Hillary’s candidacy is causing all of the drooling Hillary haters to come scurrying out of the woodwork like cockroaches.
I strongly suspect Falwell’s heart attack was due to him getting over-excited about the prospect of hawking a new Clinton “death video”.
Hillary is no better than 4th on my list among currently announced Democrats (5th if Gore is thrown in). And I’ll confess, I bashed her pretty hard in the 90s: she has always struck me as the ambitious one between herself and Bill.
That said, the hard-core hate that will come out against her between now and next spring will be greater in ferocity, intensity, and quantity than anything that has ever come before in US politics, and that is both unfair and unfortunate. Unfair because most of it will be pure lies, and unfortunate for the effects it’ll have on our already tottering electoral system.
Hilary is far from perfect but I would love to see the looks on the faces of Dubya and Cheney as they watch a woman get sworn in as president.
Well, there is that…
Hopefully from between the bars of their cells.
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