Tuesday

whither hillary?

I just can't get excited about Hillary Clinton. While I admire a lot of her early advocacy work - during and before the period when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas -- her transformation into politician-borg has been disturbing to me.

There doesn't seem to be any there there. She's been plucked and airbrushed and botoxed and bouffanted into a political consultant's wet dream. She looks and sounds and moves like the perfect politician. But who is she? And why won't she answer any interview question with a straight answer? I've actually not heard her give a straight answer to an interviewer's question in years. Maybe not since the "vast right wing conspiracy" response on morning TV during the L'affaire Lewinsky.

It's likely that Hillary and I are in sync on most issues, and that matters, but character matters to me as well. I want a real human being with a core sense of self as leader of the free world.

17 comments:

Suzette said...

I just cannot look at her. She seems fake in every sense of the word; and you are correct! She never gives a straight answer, to anything. If you asked her what she ate for dinner she would probably say "it was consumed with the strategy that it would build my strength and build my ability to investigate my soluble fiber intake".....which means something with fruit.

Anonymous said...

But how about Barack??

Anonymous said...

Same.I always get the feeling that she looks down upon the masses.Guiliani is the man.He has guts,he is strong and he has proven himself.During 911 it was very comforting to know that he was there.Hillary? Not so much...

dewi said...

I do not care how she looks. We need some brains back in the white house.

She looks better then that weird frumpy academia look she used to have. Like all women in business and public office she needs to be polished looking (it seems to have become unacceptable for women in public office to look natural). With all the spin coming from the right wing she needs one less thing for them to make fun of her, and she used to be ugly (buck teeth, fat glasses and greasy hair, with atrocious frumpy clothes).

Now she looks swell and she has become a very good-looking women. She is a political creature like any man, changes her appearance to work an issue, and knows how to dish it out and use her power and appearance to her advantage.

Locally in NY, she is doing a fabulous job for my state and city. We have not had such an effective senator is ages. She is an advocate and fights for family, health care and money for better homeland security for NYC and other local issues. She is a pit bull and on my side who knows how to gets things done.

She has my vote!
Bill will make a great first man. Think of all the fun and entertainment he provides for the country with his sex scandals. ;-)

dewi said...

Guiliani was a horrible politician and an asshole as a human being.
Look at his political record before the one day he shined on 9/11.
He will never be elected, as a Republican, he is very liberal on most social issues and the country will not vote for Republican that is strongly pro choice and anti gun.

Anonymous said...

I saw him the Today Show today, and he was not compelling, at all. Could barely articulate what his platform is. Plus, he is a sleaze.

katie allison granju said...

I'm very impressed with JOhn Edwards

Anonymous said...

Guiliani has a lot of PR issues in his personal life. Public scrutiny of this will probably sour him for the American public. Also, being Italian and being from New York and having been a DA--there are connections to orgainzed crime. It isn't a stereotype because it is true.
I don't think Hillary is electable. So many people just flat out hate her. And I think we need a little more diversity in the White House. Too many Bushes and Clintons in the last 14 years. But frankly, I'll take any democrat they offer up at this point.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes,lets all put a woman in the Whitehouse whose philandering husbands lies led a whole generation of kids toward believing that oral sex is not sex.Her husband is a despicably ignoble man whom blatantly disgraced his family and his country with his lack of self-control.Quite possibly,if he had concentrated more on world affairs and less on his libido we wouldn't have been attacked in NYC or be involved in a war right now.(Remember "The Cole" and how he would not endorse sending over a Drone to pulverize Bin Laden well before 911?)Let's not forget that these two are a team.I would like to hope that we ,as intelligent people, would have enough foresight and common sense to never honor the Clinton's by allowing them to represent our country in our most highly esteemed position.Whatever happened to judging people on their character or judging them by the company that they keep?Hillary would be better left to representation on a state level.She appears to be doing that good enough and N.Y. needs her in that capacity.Our country is already the laughing stock of the world -beginning with Bill.Lets get someone into office that will earn back some respect for a change.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to staying with your husband and working it out instead of running when he makes a mistake? Why are people crucifying her for staying with Bill? You'd think they'd admire her.

Anonymous said...

Anon,do you really think that Monica was his one and only affair or was Monica the mistake that the public was exposed to? The man betrayed his family and disgraced his country.If a man thinks nothing of publicly betraying his own family for his selfish desires then betraying his country would probably not matter very much to him either.I wouldn't be surprized if Hillary chose to stay with him because of her personal, political agenda.(there aren't too many divorced females getting elected to president these days)In the business of politics,whether it seems fair or not,the spouse is always scrutinized and held to a higher set of standards than the commoners are.That's the game.Those are the rules.For example ,look at Kerry.He was doing fine until the masses got a closer look at his eccentric wife.Alot of people just don't want to see Bill back on Pennsylvania Ave.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing in the marriage vows that says "I'll only stay with you if you are faithful to me." I'm not against people ending their marriages if they feel they must. I just don't understand 'family values' conservatives who fault her for staying with her husband. It's extremely cynical for you to suggest she only did it for political reasons. You and I don't know the intimate details of their marriage. We know he had an affair and she decided to stay.

katie allison granju said...

For the record, my concerns about Hillary Clinton as el presidente have nothing to do with the state of her marriage. That's her business.

KS said...

Concerning the U.S.S. Cole and finding the perpetrators: The Naval investigator's report that named the perpetrators was not released until January 19, 2001. That gave Bill Clinton approx. 24 hours to retaliate before his successor's inauguration. What action did Bush take to get the Cole bombers?

Anonymous said...

The investigators report may have been released to the public on that date but I certainly would like to believe that our intelligence people didn't take a whole year to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

Well,anon,I suppose I am cynical in this instance-with good reason.i don't like liars or cheaters.Why would anyone ever trust a spouse that vowed to honor and love them after the person cheated on them?There would always be that knawing 1% feeling of distrust in the back of your mind.Forgive?Maybe.Forget?Never.You are absolutely right.We don't know how their marriage works. On one level I really don't care,but do have a bit of a problem when someone that I believed in dissapoints me and lies to my face.That is where I lose respect.As good old Dr.Phil says "The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior" and I agree with him on that one. My life experience tells me that people in higher level politics usually have self -promoting ,meticulously planned agenda's.So I don't think that I am too far off base with this one. But hell,I'm just pawn anyway.What do I know?

Laura Linger said...

She's a DINO: Democrat In Name Only.

She voted for war.

Wait and see. Word on the street is that Al will do a run for the White House, and claim what was rightfully his back in 2000. Hillary Clinton will not have a prayer.

Give Barack Obama a few more years, and there will be no stopping him. He's not a mere politician. He's a rock star.