Saturday, November 3, 2007

Hillary Must Decide - Be a Man or a Woman

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You're going to have to make up your mind Hillary. You can't be the macho man every time you think it's in your interests to be tough and then when the going gets tough, you can't flip-flop into the damsel in distress. Hillary Clinton still fresh off her Belgian Waffle of whether or not undocumented workers/illegal aliens should be eligible for driver's licenses, left her hard hat and tool belt behind, put on a nice, frilly pants suit and fled to her alma mater, Wellesley College in Massachusetts on Thursday. For those of you who don't know, Hillary graduated from the exclusive women's college in 1969. Hillary told the cheering crowd, "In so many ways, this all-women's college prepared me to compete in the all-boys club of presidential politics." So if I understand the situation, all it took was one major gaffe at Tuesday's presidential debate to transform Hillary from front runner but equal democratic presidential candidate into poor, poor abused female being singled out because of her sex.

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This is so symptomatic of her character as a human being and as a candidate, therefore never allowing me to vote for her next year should she wind up as the democratic nominee. You can't demand to be treated as an equal when things are going well, then turn around crying and whining about how you're treated when the going gets tough. Hillary, you're the leading democratic candidate to be nominated for the presidency in a matter of months. If you believe the pollsters, most of them scientifically indicate you have more support than all six of your chief rivals combined. It was inevitable you were going to draw fire because of your front runner status, not because of your sex. Just admit it, you screwed up Tuesday night in Philadelphia. You announced to the world you supported New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's plan to allow people who are in this country illegally to have driver's licenses. This prompted Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd to correctly point out that being issued a valid state driver's license is a privilege, not a right.

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It immediately reminded me of one of my favorite genre of cinema, vampire films. These movies are all ultimately bad and predictable, but you can always rest assured that good will win out over evil in the end. In the heart pounding climax of every one of these movies, the good guys or vampire hunters discover the hiding spot of the evil vampire and after about five minutes of sheer terror and screaming, they neutralize the old boy by opening a drape, allowing the purifying rays of the sun into the room and then finish the dying villain off with a well placed wooden stake through his black heart. The fact these vampire hunters never have a late breakfast or early brunch before setting out against the blood sucking killer, is irrelevant to this post, but fascinating none the less. I personally would only search for a vampire between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00 pm. I actually think I saw a vampire once when Dennis Kucinich and I were riding in his spaceship together over Transylvania, but that's another story.

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In this story, Hillary was portraying the vampire and her rivals stumbled upon her vulnerability and a number of them whipped out their figurative wooden stakes and started circling Nosferatu Rodham Clinton. I have no doubt this same scenario would have played out against anybody leading the pack. Whether it's politics, sports, celebrities or the conceited, rich blond girl (her initials are DAH, she knows who she is) in your undergrad World European History class, everybody likes to knock the lead dog off the track when the opportunity presents itself. So one gaffe reduced Hillary Clinton from a macho egomaniac who wants to be the leader of the free world, into a poor victim of sexism. So Hillary of course, takes her dolls and her balls and goes home to Wellesley College. Is this what the world has to look forward to if dare I say, she is elected president next year? We are at present, nearly seven years in to the worst presidential administration in US history. Bush, like all petulant and immature imbeciles, likes to act first and not give a moments thought to the ramifications of his actions. Do we really follow that up with an administration that would take a poll on what color pants suit Hillary should wear when she's reading a poll about what color pants suit she should be wearing?
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The people of this country need to collectively take some time and look beyond what these candidates in both parties spew out. The republicans offer Giuliani and Romney who are simultaneously in favor of and opposed to every issue facing America. John McCain is old and has the vision of yesterday. Fred Thompson is tall. Mike Huckabee was fat. That's what the republicans are offering. The democrats offer Hillary, Barack Obama who says he's looking forward, but at what, I have no idea. Al Gore is too bright to be president. Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson are two percentage points above Space Cowboy, Dennis Kucinich. The only announced candidate worth taking a second look and listen to is John Edwards. I will talk more about Edwards in a future post. The only negatives I hear people harping on is the fact he's a trial lawyer, made a lot of money and likes expensive haircuts. That's the best his critics got? While Hillary is busy being a man and a woman and all the other candidates are busy talking about Hillary, I'm sending a campaign check to John Edwards. I don't care if he uses it for a haircut, a lawsuit, a business suit or a pants suit. I just want the best president, so whatever Mr. Edwards decides to do with the money I send him, "suits" me just fine.......

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