First, there was this rumbling from the LA Times blog on January 15, 2008:
“Not that it’s going to diminish her ambition to live there again, but Hillary Clinton says she views the White House as something of a prison.”
Then, there was this from Breitbart today:
Clinton also said she was asked by other women “all the time” about what to do with unfaithful husbands.
“I say you have to be true to yourself, no one story is the same as any other story,” she said.
“‘I don’t know your reality. I cannot possibly substitute my judgment for yours, but what I can tell you is you must be true to yourself, you have to do what is right for you.’”
All this made possible today by The Tyra Banks Show. The Hillary YouTube channel promises its own dramatic footage, but at present, there is instead a video that talks about how cool Chelsea is, how original the Hillary is, whoop. ee. the. inspiration…
and if you dare try to escape that, you might fall into the rabbithole of playlists and propaganda from Clinton, Inc.
So here I am, driven half-mad by listening to Hillary give a ‘relaxed’ interview in the ‘ridin’-on-the-bus’ genre, that I dare not watch because the combo of watching a rocking countryside go by in the background is more than this chick can bear at the minute.
So I have a question for the brilliant genies out there who might be able to explain why we would ever want someone who thinks the White House is like a prison to have the responsibility of running it. Or someone who could seem so callous as to compare the lap of luxury at 1600 Pennsylvania to prison. Haven’t we had enough of the bubbled-in mentality? Don’t we want someone who believes they can make a difference?
As to the bit about those unfaithful husbands, I get what she is trying to say, the standard “You are the one with the most information about the situation and are therefore in the best position to decide what to do.” Classic empowerment chitchat, but instead of quitting while ahead, it seems to run amok.
One of the holy screeds of crisis intervention, as I understand it at least, is that the idea of responding to a random request for help is to give people a sense of their options. Telling people what they “must” and “have” to do is out of bounds.
So until the video evidence can be carefully examined and reviewed, such is the rant.
UPDATE: oh, oh, the video… she never doubted bubba’s love. never? not even a teensy weensy little bit?
hmm… I can’t get the video from Wonkette to embed.
Thus concludes the pundit improv session for the night.