Skip to comments.Clinton wins surprise support from former French first lady
Posted on 11/22/2007 1:06:15 PM PST by Baladas
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won surprise backing from the wife of former French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday, together with a pledge to join her on the campaign trail.
The Chiracs' political affiliations are at the opposite end of the spectrum from the Clintons', but the former French first lady said she had always thought Democratic candidate Clinton had the makings of a U.S. president.
"She's a woman who is not liked by everybody. But she's strong and she has convictions," Bernadette Chirac, well-known for a forceful character of her own, told the weekly Le Figaro magazine.
In the later years of his presidency, Jacques Chirac was widely vilified in the United States for his vocal opposition to the Iraq war led by President George W. Bush.
His wife met Clinton several times when her husband Bill Clinton was in the White House before Bush.
"From the first look, the first words, Hillary Clinton is a friendly, smiling person who never lets herself be caught out," she said.
She even expressed interest in attending the Democratic convention in Denver in August. "And if I can be of any use to her somewhere in the campaign, I'm available. I'd like to go with her and I'm going to suggest it to her."
” But she’s strong and she has convictions,” Bernadette Chirac, well-known for a forceful character of her own, told the weekly Le Figaro magazine”
Yeah, so far she has escaped her “convictions” : )
Preposterous headline of the day award!
Only in the press could they think that Chirac and Hillary are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. He may be center-right as far as France is concerned, but he’s still a lefty in U.S. terms.
Surrender monkey endorses another surrender monkey: Film at 11!
Yes, I saw in another thread Jacques is in trouble over there as well. So, of course, the Chiracs support the Clintons, criminals of a feather and all.
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.
Well what would you expect ... both of their husbands are quite alike! This happens!
Looks like Jacques might be needing a pardon soon, and seein’ as the Clinton’s have a lot of experience in that area,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
When Ted Nugent was asked by a french reporter about killing deer, he responded something like this:
“Deer only care about three things: Eating food, screwing, and running from those trying to kill them. Kind of like the French.” Interview over.
Yep : )
....and so has Chirac.....so far.
Cool. One anti-American beast endorsing another anti-American beast. Meanwhile, the turkey is a cooking and the potatoes are boiling and we eat in an hour...Have a good Thanksgiving all!!!
Let’s see—an endorsement for Hillary from the wife of a crooked self-serving, American-hating French politician who is under investigation. Wow. Hillary’s a shoo-in. /s
I would have added avoiding water!
LOL, what is suprising about this? a socialist supporting a socialist.
Time will tell ol FReeper pal!
France’s conservatives are to the left of the Democratic Party, so this is really either feigned surprise on the part of the reporter, or actual ignorance of this state of affairs. I think it’s also partially an inclination on the part of the reporter not to look a gift horse in the mouth - why look too closely when a foreigner praises your preferred candidate?
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