Hillary Clinton has no soul

by twit

is that too harsh? This is a story from February 1999, when Hillary was working on her first Senate campaign, one that we might imagine would require a fair amount of faking a “real” marriage with Bill.

You know, like one where you might be there with your spouse while their political fate is decided? Or maybe just a quick congratulatory call to say, see, I told you not to worry?

The article is pitching the anecdote as an illustration of her ‘iron focus’ on her political campaigns. I was struck by how inhuman it makes her appear, like she may understand how regular people go about their caring and sharing lives, but she’s not having any of it:

Both the loyalty and the focus were on display in February 1999, when the Senate voted not to remove Bill Clinton from office.

In the White House residence, Ickes and the first lady were poring over New York state maps in preparation for her Senate bid.

A call came in informing the first lady that her husband had been acquitted, Ickes recalled. “She puts down the phone and says, ‘Harold, we were talking about Buffalo.’ ”

With that, they went back to work.

the other icy frosting to the story is this snapshot from inside her current campaign for President:

meet Harold Ickes, the next fall guy…

Aggressive, profane, openly scornful of rivals…

He is the son and namesake of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famously irascible Interior secretary…

A female aide said that when she noticed his dress shirt unbuttoned practically to the navel, it was like glimpsing an unzipped fly.

“I thought someone should have pulled him aside to tell him. I later came to realize that’s how he wears his shirts.”

… in assigning him responsibility for them, Clinton chose a veteran whose loyalty was proven — and whose iron focus on the goal at hand matched her own.

alrighty then. At least now we understand how the word ‘pimp‘ might have slipped onto that unfortunate MSNBC guy’s tongue…

and perhaps it shines a light on all this:

Because it does appear that the more people tell her ‘no, you can’t have the nomination,’ the more encouraged she gets

In her most definitive comments to date on the subject, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Saturday to put to rest any notion that she will drop out of the presidential race, pledging in an interview to not only compete in all the remaining primaries but also continue until there is a resolution of the disqualified results in Florida and Michigan.

memo to Hillary: there is a resolution to Florida and Michigan. They violated the rules, and like you agreed, especially since nobody campaigned in the states (except you in Florida right before the primary), they don’t count.

This sounds like something a crazy, raving lunatic might say…

“We cannot go forward until Florida and Michigan are taken care of, otherwise the eventual nominee will not have the legitimacy that I think will haunt us,” said the senator from New York. “I can imagine the ads the Republican Party and John McCain will run if we don’t figure out how we can count the votes in Michigan and Florida.”

Obama does seem to understand what he’s dealing with:

At a news conference Saturday in Johnstown, Pa., Obama welcomed Clinton to continue campaigning. “My attitude is that Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants,” he said. “She is a fierce and formidable opponent, and she obviously believes she would make the best nominee and the best president.”

Perhaps it is too harsh to call her a stark raving lunatic ice queen. But she thinks she controls reality, apparently…

In the interview, Hillary Clinton brushed aside concerns from party leaders that the campaign will hurt the party’s chances against McCain, who launched his first general-election television ad last week and who has spent the month raising money and attacking the Democrats.

“General elections start where there is a nominee or a putative nominee,” Clinton said. “They think they have theirs, we don’t yet have ours. . . . We have frozen this election.”

and when it comes to magic tricks, she seems to forget that you’re not supposed to make it so easy to reveal your secrets:

If she had paid off the $8.7 million in unpaid bills she reported as debt and had not loaned her campaign $5 million, she would have been nearly $3 million in the red at the end of February.

hmm. Is it a lack of shame or something more? The debate continues…

3 Responses to Hillary Clinton has no soul

  1. Anonymous says:

    No Soul? Ok. Least she has some brains. Something our current pResident lacks.

  2. darvish says:

    Much too harsh on Sen. Clinton. Whatever her faults, she can run until the superdelegates cut the legs out from under her. It is her fantasy she is living, after all.

  3. Michael says:

    Clinton should put her pride aside…for the sake of the Democratic party. For the sake of the nation.

    I don’t think it will happen though.

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