Carol Platt Liebau: How Typical

Saturday, December 01, 2007

How Typical

Stories like this one -- detailing how Hillary Clinton moved to reap political benefit from the hostage crisis in her New Hampshire office yesterday -- are typical.

Typical of the Clintons because there is no occasion unworthy of being exploited for political gain. Typical of the Hillary Clinton campaign because the strategy is so obvious.

And, of course, typical of the press for focusing on a process story, and reporting with something approaching admiration the exhibition of unabashed Clintonian political skills at work once again.

Update: The invaluable Clarice Feldman had a similar take on the whole Clinton affair (no pun intended).


Blogger JohnnyT. said...

Hillary is so brave, how could we not want her to be our President? She stood up and and denounced this act of terror! All the while sounding "presidential". I love it. Thats what I'm looking for in a President. Someone who can come out of a non-dangerous situation unscathed, state the obvious, and lead the reporters down the garden path.
I have to keep asking myself, why do all these journalists want this woman to be our next president?
And I cannot come up with a logical answer. But in the abstract all the reasons are frightening.

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