Thursday, November 29, 2007
Okay Hillary, it's your turn
And by your turn, I hope you don't interpret that to mean your turn behind the big desk.
Polls tell us that Hillary Clinton is leading the charge to the Democratic Nomination. Really? Is that REALLY the best we have?
Hillary's own personal life seems to be fairly free of scandal, well, except for that whole Whitewater thing. And Bill. Her personal public history is fairly recent, as anything more than as the Wife Of. She hasn't been presented with the opportunities to really show the color of her ethics card. I suspect it's less green than Giuliani's, but without the context, it's not a fair comparison. She's never been the Mayor of NYC. I understand that a presidential election shouldn't be a popularity contest, but let's be honest. It really, really is. And if this is the best the donkey team can offer up, oh, I fear, I fear.
Hillary's explanations for her support/non-support of too many issues hold no water with me. It's like the kid who answers every question with *an answer?* You know? Every sentence ends with a slight high note? Is this what I'm supposed to say now? Stand for something, Mrs. Clinton. Stand for it, and continue to stand for it even if it might seem convenient and beneficial to lean a little one way or the other. No one likes a weak handshake, and lately that's all you've given us. Makes me wonder what you're doing with your other hand.
Hillary is shrill, and lately petty. In her efforts to be popular, she's become a big meany. Isn't it possible to be a considerate person AND a powerful woman? I think America is in a place now, to accept a woman in the White House doing something more than overseeing Christmas tree placement and double checking seating arrangements. I'm not sure that Hillary Clinton is, however, the right woman.
Ralph Nader, you just stay out of this. :o)