Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Try Again

Several Democratic Presidential candidates have promised that one of their first official acts upon assuming office would be to send emissaries abroad at the conclusion of George Bush's administration proclaiming that the 'Realm of Sauron has ended'; that America is 'open for business' and that it is ready to rejoin the human race. The latest suggestion was made by Bill Clinton on behalf of his wife.

Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his predecessor, President George H.W. Bush, on an around-the-world mission to repair the damage done to America's reputation by the current president — Bush's son, George W. Bush.

There is something slightly creepy about regarding the prospect of a routine transfer of Presidential power -- a mere partisan act that happens every four years or so -- in such a millennial way. But it is truly astounding that Bill Clinton should think that the elder Bush would naturally see it in this light; and stand ready to spring up, already clad in sackcloth and ashes ready to begin his breast-beating tour of the world, eager to denounce his son.

However the old man appears to be on a much evener keel than the younger Clinton, and his response, that he had "never discussed an ‘around-the-world-mission’ with either former President Bill Clinton or Sen. Clinton, nor does he think such a mission is warranted since he is proud of the role America continues to play around the world as the beacon of hope for freedom and democracy" stands in contrast to manic-depressive rhetoric of the 42nd President.


Blogger NahnCee said...

I'm sure Jimmy would be happy to volunteer his services. Then he and Bill could compare how much each of them have sponged out of the Saudi's so far, and in return for what.

12/18/2007 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger John J. Coupal said...

With Bill Clinton's inane claim about Hillary's plans for the elder Bush, I also am starting to think that Bill is try to abort Hillary's election.

12/18/2007 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger Zenster said...

This reeks of the Clinton's attempting to precondition public perception of Hillary as already having won both her party's nomination and the Oval Office itself. Their conspicuously magnanimous olive branch offered to the republicans is all part of this strategy. No other democratic candidates have the instant media access that ex-president Clinton enjoys and you can expect Hillary to milk it like the last cow on the farm.

12/18/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Francine said...

Zenster: No other democratic candidates have the instant media access that ex-president Clinton enjoys and you can expect Hillary to milk it like the last cow on the farm.

Bill is to Hillary what Oprah is to Barack. The odds are even.

12/18/2007 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

And Oprah's never been impeached.

12/18/2007 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger Wretchard said...

Hillary As the Tail To Bill Clinton's Campaign Kite

Speaking of Mrs. Clinton: While she dispensed hand-shakes and hugs and chatted up Iowans herself, there were a couple of times when she stood by herself waiting for her husband to stop chatting up the crowd. Even Mr. Johnson had a moment where he stood alone watching the former president work his magic on the crowd.

12/18/2007 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Zenster said...

francine: Bill is to Hillary what Oprah is to Barack. The odds are even.

Nowhere near even. Oprah is an opinion-maker. Bill Clinton—lieing scumbag that he is—nonetheless has the sort of built-in mass media sound bite credibility that Oprah can only dream of. Especially so within the overall arena of democratic party campaign politics. Oprah only reaches an almost exclusively female daytime television audience of older white women. Bill Clinton tags up at all the bases. There can be no comparison.

12/18/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

The problem Clinton has is the problem of all narcissists; they think the world is hanging on their every word. Eventually their act grows tired to all but the most rabid deluded partisans. This I think will ultimately be the demise of HRC, been there done that. The 1990's weren't all that great. Clinton's real strength then was that of the Gingerbread Man keeping one step ahead of the posse.

12/18/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

Oprah only reaches an almost exclusively female daytime television audience of older white women.

I don't think Oprah's audience is only older white women. She can make or break a book, she's a movie producer and actor, and she *is* African American. She's known all over the world, and I'd bet she's known in places where Clinton is not.

But even if her audience is mostly female, that would be more than 50% of the voting public which isn't too shabby of odds. Throw in another black male or three and she's a pretty potent antidote to the Clinton charisma percentage-wise.

12/18/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger Alderman Williams said...

You don't actually think Elder Bush wouldn't join them after a Clinton presidency? The media context now demands that he say what he says, but after HRC is elected, of course he'd be part of some foreign policy effort so described by bill. The emphasis on dynasty would be inappropriate prior to the election. Once its official, who thinks he wouldn't join Slick? What else would he be doing?

12/18/2007 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Tarnsman said...

"What else would he be doing?"

Defending his son would be nice.

12/18/2007 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

"Hillary doesn’t have to worry about her face. She has to worry about her mask. Back in the ’92 race, Clinton pollsters devised strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal. Fifteen years later, her campaign is devising strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal.

The public still has no idea of what part of her is stage-managed and focus-grouped, and what part is legit. It’s pretty pathetic, at this stage of her career, that she has to wage a major offensive, by helicopter and Web testimonials, to make herself appear warm-blooded.

- Mo Dowd

12/19/2007 02:50:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Hillary Uncensored

12/19/2007 02:51:00 AM  
Blogger PeterBoston said...

Please, please O God hasten the day when the names Clinton and Bush never again excite a pixel.

12/19/2007 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

Ditto Rockefeller and Kennedy.

12/19/2007 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Mad Fiddler said...

Thank you Doug for the Link to the video. For those of you who have not yet followed that link, it connects to a trailer about five minutes or so in length, showing how a Hollywood enterpreneur Peter Paul leveraged his association with comic book legend Stan Lee to recruit Bill Clinton as a celebrity spokesperson for the new Stan Lee corporation.

As Hillary was running for the Senate, He put together a huge Fund-Raising Gala that raised more than a million dollars.

That fund-raiser has become the subject of federal criminal investigations. Both Clintons deny they had any prior knowledge of illegal fund-raising, but it turns out Mr. Paul taped some of his conversations with Hillary in which her own statements indicate both that she was aware and had actually directed some of the acts.

The tape reminds me of how many people connected to the Clintons ended up corpses. Webb Hubble languished in prison, keeping silent about Whitewater and other criminal activities of the Rose Law Firm, and at somepoint, it is alleged that he suffered a heart attack because his cardio prescriptions were not being given to him.

I don't know how this could be checked at this late date. But there are so many things ---
• the death of Vince Foster, and the disappearance of all his files from his white house office before the police had even arrived after his body was discovered...
• the death of Ron Brown in an unexplained plane crash in the former Yugoslavia, just as an investigation of serious allegations of criminal influence peddling and bribes by Brown was starting
• Bill and Hillary's connections to the Bank of Commerce & Credit International
• "TravelGate"
• the hundreds of FBI files on individuals that ended up in the White House illegally
• The years-long disappearance of critical Rose Law /Whitewater files from Hillary's office, and their subsequent miraculous re-appearance, less much information that had to have been purposely deleted.
• President Bill's release of convicted Puerto Rican terrorist-murderers on the eve of the New York senate election in which the Hispanic (i.e., Puerto Rican) vote proved to be critical to Hillary's election
• President Bill's pardons to ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY felons, along with several commutations of sentence, during his final day in office

These two have to be among the most extreme sociopathic criminals ever to bribe and slime their way to the top of U.S. politics.

12/19/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger El Jefe Maximo said...

Hillary has to be in deep, deep trouble. The internal numbers she's seeing must be awful: she'd never have Slick out there so hot and heavy if she wasn't tanking completely.

That whole business with Bush 41 is just beyond crass. Of course he'd go someplace if the President asked. and Hilla and Slick know it.

12/19/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

He'd go some place if he was asked to by the President of the United States, but I just don't see him agreeing to bad-mouth Dubya. And "repairing America's image" would be doing exactly that and only that.

12/19/2007 04:26:00 PM  

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