Carol Platt Liebau: Another Hillary Apologist

Monday, June 26, 2006

Another Hillary Apologist

In New York magazine, Chris Smith tries to rationalize Hillary Clinton's numerous equivocations about the war. He writes:

Yet Clinton’s position on the war isn’t small-minded. And it isn’t constructed merely to maintain her political viability. It happens to be what she believes. Hillary Clinton has long been more hawkish than her husband, implying that she favored finishing off Saddam during the first Gulf War and, more recently, talking tough about Iran.

Really? Why don't I recall her (or her husband)saying anything about that at the time?

Yes, Hillary Clinton may be taking her lumps with the insane netroots. But she must realize that her biggest problem -- aside from the perception that she's an inauthentic opportunist -- is that she's perceived as a liberal, and that she's a woman (which people often construe as implying a certain weakness on defense). If, by putting up with a little fury from the KosKidz, she can transform herself from someone who reportedly didn't want those in military uniforms around her daughter or in The White House to Margaret Thatcher II, it's hardly dying on the last hill of principle -- rather, it's a good deal for her.

5 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

This just goes to show no one can support anything the lying and incompetent Bush does.

Wow, he can't even win a war against a country that was largely disarmed by his father and had a decade of sanctions.

Republicans know how to spend money and reward war profiteers but they sure don't know how to win wars.

Heck of a job.

9:34 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

One reason a volunteer army is good is that those who enlist are fighters.

Hillary doesn't impress me, nor did Bill Clinton, as a fighter.

If I had to choose, I'd rather be serving alongside Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, or George Bush. Reason: they are fighters.

In response to this post don't give me jive about, "well, they never served, yada yada. Give me some indication they are not fighters. That Hillary is a fighter.

Well, Bill could be called a fighter, he and Hillary spent eight years scrapping in the courts, in one investigation after another, but that was more trying to fend off the dogs at their heels, not really a case of turning and taking a stand.

11:55 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Hil' is said to throw a mean lamp, but her aim isn't all it could be.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Just what we need villiage idiot Mike Tyson for president.

4:47 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

ditto, Mike Tyson would be a terrible president. As you, yourself, admit, he is an idiot. Why would you want an idiot for president?

Actually, Mike Tyson is a most knowledgable expert on boxing history.

He made over 300 million in his career. Pretty good for an idot, ay?

But I digress. Your point is apparently that we should not enlist fighters in the military? Or elect fighters/scrappers to political office?

9:44 AM  

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