Carol Platt Liebau: It's Good to be the Clintons

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

It's Good to be the Clintons

Puff pieces like this one are the reason why.

If Republicans were being covered (perhaps Bob and Elizabeth Dole would be the closest analogue) it's not likely that annoying little details -- like the fact that Mr. Clinton keeps changing details in a key anecdote about his wife -- would appear only at the end of the story. Nor would a reporter allow to pass with a wink and a nod unsubstantiated assertions that numerous unnamed world leaders are hoping that Mrs. Clinton will win the presidency.

Oh, and a comment like this one from Bill Clinton -- " “I have a pretty unique perceptive about what the challenges of the job [of being president] are” -- wouldn't pass without a snarky sic. It's "perspective," not "perceptive," Mr. President.

Gotta love that double standard.

7 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

I'm not the least bit surprised Bill endorses Hillary.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

OK, let me get this straight: you're complaining that somebody wrote a complimentary piece on the Clintons? Would you complain if somebody wrote a complimentary piece on your preferred candidate?

10:06 AM  
Blogger Righty64 said...

Chepe,
It is not that it may be a "puff piece" but when is there EVER something like that where Republicans are concerned? And, I would think that if Republicans tried to circumvent the constitution by having a spouse run for president when everyone knows who will really run the show, the Democrats would go absolutly ballistic.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

If you believe that nobody ever does puff pieces on Republicans, I'm not going to try to convince you. As to your speculation regarding the role Ms. Clinton will play as President, might I suggest we consult history here? Does her record as Senator suggest that she's really just a puppet whose strings are pulled by Mr. Clinton? Is she able to campaign on her own without Mr. Clinton being there to prompt her?

5:31 PM  
Blogger Righty64 said...

Ah, Chepe, have you watched the difference in the crowds WHEN former President Clinton is with Sen. Clinton? Of course, the crowd is enthralled by Mr. Clinton. When Sen. Clinton addresses crowds, they cheer at the right moment, as if programed. Remember, Chepe, way back in another milenium when then Mrs. Clinton said with us it is getting two for the price of one. The same holds true now. Sorry, but Sen. Clinton will carry out the hard left agenda that Mr. Clinton could not. At that point, the Democrat bloodbath of 1994 will be much worse for them. That is hopeful thinking if Sen. Clinton doe win the Democrat nomination and the presidency. I am not convinced of either.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Chepe Noyon, The media worships the clintons as if they were a god and godess! They are cult figures, and as those in cults know very well, you NEVER critize the leaders!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

righty64, I don't think this discussion has any promise of resolution. You're offering personal impressions to support a soft, squishy hypothesis. My personal impressions differ, but there's no point in bashing personal impressions against each other.

11:30 AM  

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