Bubba explains why Obama is the better candidate
April 12, 2008 4 Comments
In defending his wife’s lies about her experiences in Bosnia, Bill Clinton this week not only perpetuated new lies and added a few more half-truths and all-out falsehoods, but also, amazingly, gave the A-No. 1 reason for not electing his wife.
But first, the lies:
“But there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995.”
First, it is not a “misstatement,” because the Bosnia lie came from prepared remarks.
Second, the “late at night” characterization of the Bosnia lie is incorrect, because the most famous version of the Bosnia lie was told by Hillary in the morning.
However, it is possible that the Bosnia lie was repeated at some point late at night, because it was the third or fourth time she’d told it.
Bill, you’re not helping. And even worse, you are hurting your own legacy by doing everything the opposition ever said about you and your wife, like saying anything to get elected.
But what is even more amazing is that Clinton’s explanation of why she “misspoke” late at night (even though she really “misread” in the morning during an event she scheduled) highlights the exact reason one should not vote for Hillary (or McCain):
“And you would of thought, you know, that she’d robbed a bank the way they all carried on about this. And some of them when they’re 60 they’ll forget something when they’re tired at 11 o’clock at night, too.“
So stop electing OLD PEOPLE. Duh.
Even though it’s NOT TRUE, let’s pretend for a second that Bill had things right. Let’s pretend that Hillary really did misspeak because she was tired at 11 p.m. and from being 60 years old. Apparently long days tucker her out.
Is that really the person you want running the free world? It’s not quite as bad as using your time on the national stage to once again confuse Sunnis and Shias and who is on whose side when your whole campaign depends on you being the strongest on national security, the way Mac did last week when General Petraeus visited the senate, but it’s still not good.
I mean, the most effective argument the Clinton Campaign has put forth was her Rove-style “3 a.m. phone call” scare tactic commercial (which actually boosted McCain more than Hillary but was effective in chopping down Obama, the only strategy she has left). And if Hillary – even it was true – is that off her game at 11 p.m., how fucked up will that conversation at 3 a.m. be?
Combined with the recent news that the Clintons brought in $109 million since they left the White House (including some interesting connections between the folks hiring Bubba and contributing money to Hillary and their businesses), it really calls into question the idea that the Clintons are in touch with the electorate.
Doing the math, that averages to about $15.7 million per year. In a nation that on average makes considerably less than that and is considerably younger, is a a 60-year-old multi-millionaire really the best representative?
I mean, 16 years ago part of the argument for Bubba was that he was younger and more in touch. That is no longer the case.
It is time for a new generation of leadership. It is impossible to confront the problems of the present with leadership from the past.
We appreciate all the work the previous generations have done, but thanks, we’ve got it from here.