Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Nobody Panders Like a Clinton Panders

You can’t help but be fascinated by the Clinton Couple. They are so much an amalgam of greed, chutzpah, high-mindedness and hypocrisy that you can find yourself waiting, mesmerized, to see what they come up with next.The ClintonsThey are such expert finger-pointers, name-callers, and grudge-holding chameleons that sometimes you’d like to be a fly on the wall at one of their planning sessions. Perhaps the one where they decided to destroy the character of Billy Dale, the hapless director of the White House Travel Office when they came to power. Do you think Mr. Dale ever even saw the "Travelgate" train before it ran over him?

Or how about Hilary’s positioning herself vis-à-vis the military? Her “metamorphosis” into a soldier-lover is difficult to reconcile with her years in the White House, when Hill and Bill demolished and demoralized the officers and men serving under our peacenik Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Services. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was the sum of their approach — that and politically correct drumming up of women in the military. Now, though, Bill is gone (though not done apologizing) and Hillary is on the Armed Services Committee. This from a First Lady who ordered that the military atttaches to her husband not dress in uniform; in her White House, they had to wear civilian clothing. My, my, how times change.

People don’t change much, though. Hillary is still a name-caller: According to USA Today, Ms. Rodham umm.. Clinton was in fine fettle on Martin Luther King Day. She used the occasion for a little obbligato Bush-bashing:
     Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday blasted the Bush administration as "one of the worst" in U.S. history and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissenting voices are squelched.
We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence," she said. "I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country."
Perhaps it will, who knows? But for darn sure, the Clinton Couple will go down in history not as “one of” the most corrupt, but as the absolute summum malum of corruption. Nobody else comes close.

Have you ever heard such chutzpah? — this from the woman who “lost” her own law records and illegally gathered information on the Bush personnel from FBI files? If anyone is an expert on how to run a plantation government and bone-deep corruption, surely it is our own dear Hillary…a woman who has never done anything but help herself via the public till and live her life by the poll numbers.

She certainly makes for interesting times. Can’t wait till Bill starts apologizing for her presidency. Heck, if he’d been in office on 9/11 he’d still be apologizing on America’s behalf. You know: our hubris in building those big, old towers. The ones they tried to bring down in 1993. Bill Clinton was so disturbed back then, he never even showed up to look at the damage. Too busy apologizing for our failures.

Pander, thy name is Hill & Bill.

(By the way, note this: when Hillary is finally done with political office, watch her pull a Teresa Heinz. Remember when the latter was, briefly, known as Heinz-Kerry? Remember how long that lasted -- all the way through her husband's failed candidacy. The same phenomenon will occur when Ms. Rodham-Clinton departs the halls of politics for good. This name-dropping will finally permit us to see her true colors…if there are any)


Cobalt Blue said...

It tells you a lot about our country that she has a decent shot to be our next president. More than a decent shot, actually.

And woe betide us if that happens.

a4g said...

I suspect that their "expert" status is conferred upon them only in the way that the sideshow barker "expertly" fools his marks into viewing the sad spectacle of the Snake Boy of Jakarta.

The wise pass by, the ignorant pay their pennies, and the only real question is whether the barker's amateurish hawking is weaved sufficiently spellbinding to spark the interest of the curious undecided, who know that the freaks will be only rubber and glue, but who just might just say: "What the hell, it's only a dime."

leelion said...

stuart, Condoleeza Rice will be the next president, she'll beat Hillary, at least i hope so, Rice is the only one who can beat her. Like you say, if Hillary takes charge of the White House, woe to the U.S and woe to the world

Gryffilion said...

A conversation between a high school "chum" of mine and I, circa 2003:

Me: The Clinton administration was one of the most financially, morally, and spiritually corrupt presidencies we've ever had the misfortune to suffer through.
HS "Chum": But...but...he did great things for the economy!
Me: No president can claim responsibility for the success of the economy during their administration. Clinton was reaping the success of Reagan's policies.
HS "Chum": *stunned* ...Betcha he wasn't.

That conversation has always stuck out in my mind. "Betcha he wasn't." I need to remember that for future political debates.