About "Bill's buddy". Now is the period in the Co-Presidency plan where we distance ourself from our husband.
It sounds like more of what the Clintons excel at. Feigned or opportunistic opposition used for misdirection. Hillary was always the brains, and he owes her his presidency. That's where he lost me.
Yeah, Hillary the brains? I'll admit that old WJC was one skillful politician. She is utterly terrible.
None of my friends who are Dems support her... so where is all this "mo" for her candidacy in '08 coming from?
- "I have no infrastructure to deal with this."
One of the unintended consequences of America's rejection of mandated political correctness is that legends crumble.
The classic case is that of Bill Clinton. The conventional wisdom has been (even from his critics) that notwithstanding policy and philosophy disagreements Bill Clinton was/is a smart, charming, even brilliant man.
The reality that is becoming increasingly clear to those willing to see is that "The President Clinton Package" and his team of advisers, managers, and spin doctors, were smart, charming and at times brilliant. However, left to his own devices and without the support, advice, counsel and coercive powers of office, Bill is (for the second time in two months) emphatically demonstrating he ain't all that smart.
Rumor has it William Jefferson Clinton himself is to recite Honest Abe's lines in this New Year's Eve pageant. Whoever writes these scripts has a natural talent for irony. For some irrepressible reason, one cannot help but think of that costume party in "The Manchurian Candidate,'' complete with Red Queen and Abe Lincoln in stovepipe hat and fake beard.
Hillary Clinton says it's a great opportunity to unite the nation. (The way she's united New York?) But the Clintons are never so polarizing as when they are intent on uniting us. How can that be? Maybe it's their perfectly fabricated authenticity. The Nineties have had much the same effect, stirring the same vague dissatisfactions -- and sparking sudden outbursts of temper. What was it that poor, embarrassed David Brinkley, thinking his mike was off, said after the president's victory speech in '96: "We all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches, full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection, plus more goddam nonsense.''
Hey, what a party! New Year's at the White House