Mrs. Clinton Lets it All Hang Out

Franky, I’m not crazy about any of the candidates, but I guess I could settle for any of the remaining Republicans — except Huckabee. I just don’t get what the Huckabites see in him.

If Iowa were representative of the rest of the country, and the race came down to Huckleberry vs. Obama, I think I’d have to abstain. Obama’s got the cute factor going for him, with his unpretentious boyish charisma. But, as far as issues go, he ranks even lower than Mrs. Clinton and Fluffy on my scorecard. If this were a personality contest, he’d have it all sewed up. And that’s a problem. Because, for a lot of people, it is a personality contest. Obama may just carry the Democratic party because he really is a likeable guy, while Mrs. Clinton is an excruciating itch (and you can spell that with either a w or a b, depending on your PCQ*).

I thought it was very enlightening to watch Mrs. Clinton in this debate.


She comes across as, not only imperious and belligerant, but bitterly incredulous that the other candidates are too benighted to recognize her manifest right to be the next president of the United States. How dare those pipsqueaks have the unmitigated gall to run against her?!

Did anybody else notice she used the word “I” 13 times in a one minute, six second clip? How megalomaniacal does one have to be to refer to themselves every five seconds? — Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it really is all about you, isn’t it? After all, you had to put up with all those years of playing first lady to one of the world’s most pre-eminent playboys, when you knew you could do a better job if only you could get out from under his shadow. Who knows, maybe you were even the one making policy all those years while he was otherwise occupied with his [ahem] “hobby.” After all the humiliations you suffered, it just wouldn’t be fair if you didn’t get your just desserts, would it? So America owes you the presidency! I understand, Mrs. Clinton. Really, I do. (But I’d rather I didn’t, thank you…)

* Policital Correctness Quotient


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