Saturday, January 20, 2007

An entertaining two years

Now that Senator Hillary Clinton is running for president, we're sure to get another two years of that Clinton specialty: media worship so gloriously sycophantic that it borders on the psychotic.

The announcement isn't even 24 hours old and the examples are already appearing. Perhaps the first example of the new tone comes from the Times Online, which has already proclaimed Senator Clinton to be the "new Thatcher". For us conservatives, such a comparison appears mindlessly absurd. But, in case you spent your whole life in ignorance of the facts, observe that Margaret Thatcher says things like this:
"And what a prize we have to fight for - no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark, divisive clouds of Marxist Socialism and bring together men and women from all walks of life who share a belief in freedom and the courage to uphold it."
While on the other hand, Senator Clinton is famous for her "listening tour" rhetoric:
"I'm not just starting a campaign, though, I'm beginning a conversation with you, with America," she said. "Let's talk. Let's chat. The conversation in Washington has been just a little one-sided lately, don't you think?"
Terry McAuliffe's remark that Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton are both "tough" is a ridiculous comparison of the two women given that Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton are about as similar as Cicero and Cataline.

Another line of flattery will center around the media's need to dissociate Hillary Clinton from her and her husband's abuses of power during her husband's presidency. The Daily Mail gets this storyline going when it writes:
An ability to apply hard work to a shining intelligence marked out the young Hillary Clinton for high public office.

So when the high-achieving Yale student abandoned her own ambitions in order to help her boyfriend Bill fulfil his own political career, her best friend asked: "Are you out of mind? Why on earth would you throw away your future?"

Now, more than 30 years later, Hillary Clinton is trying to get her future back.

The earnest young lawyer in bottle glasses is now 60 years old, a tough and glamorous New York Senator within sight of being the next President of the United States.
The paper is thus suggesting that not voting Hillary Clinton into the presidency would be a disaster akin to forcing her to marry Bill Clinton all over again. Hasn't the poor woman suffered enough already?


Anonymous e-man said...

Am I dreaming, or President Bush did really beg for a last chance?

I'm also sorry to notice that this last chance will be employed in the same old dreadful disastrous way...

Look at what he's done to Iraq!

8:05 AM  

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