Thursday, November 01, 2007

Clinton Unmasked on Halloween Eve

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton –Debate Tuesday 10/29/07 Better watch your back tonight

The veneer of invincibility was striped away from Hillary Clinton Tuesday night on the campus of Dartmouth College during the Democrat Debates.

There are only two reasons that anyone would vote for Senator Clinton to be President of the United States of America now, actually there has always been only two reasons but they have been made all the more clear by her performance on Tuesday night.

First, reason that anyone would vote for Senator Clinton is that she is a woman and second, her last name is Clinton.

That would make anyone who would vote for Hillary Clinton chauvinisticly sexist and/or hyper-partisan because her supporters would rather vote for a woman named Clinton than any man who is more qualified to be President.

The aftermath and subsequent reaction to Senator Clinton’s performance, by her own campaign is evidence that Senator Clinton is not ready for primetime. They lashed out at Tim Russert blaming him for asking Senator Clinton questions that he would have asked any Republican man without blinking. According to the Drudge Report:
What did Russert do? He didn’t let Senator Clinton get away with non-answers and obfuscation. For once in her life Senator Clinton was asked to actually answer a question and she didn’t like it.
Still, she continued her strategy of avoiding direct answers to questions: She wouldn't say how she would address Social Security; she declined to pledge whether she would stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, or say whether she supports giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Instead she tried to turn every issue into an argument against President Bush. She said Bush's name 25 times, more than all six of her rivals combined.
All tricks from the Clinton playbook but they only work if Hillary is not pressed to answer a question. Most mainstream media have allowed Senator Clinton to get away with for years.

But Tuesday was not a night that anyone was giving Clinton her usual free pass. Everyone knew her tricks and held her feet to the fire which resulted in the Senator’s poor debate showing.

However it was Senator Clinton’s lawyer like manipulations that were the most noticeable regarding the issue of issuing driver licenses to illegal aliens.
It was not just that her answer about whether illegal immigrants should be issued driver's licenses was at best incomprehensible and at worst misleading.

It was that for two hours she dodged and weaved, parsed and stonewalled.
–Roger Simon
Two hours? Senator Clinton has dodged and weaved, parsed, stonewalled and manipulated her entire public career this perhaps is the only time that she was held into account. Her husband did it for eight years of his presidency and ultimately brought disgrace upon the Whitehouse. Didn't you know? Parsing is the defination of what is, is!

America can ill afford to return to the Clintonesque type of politics that so divided this nation and that are embodied in Hillary Clinton. Letting Bill Clinton back near the Lincoln Bedroom is not a good idea either.

Senator Clinton once remarked, “Now I kiddingly say to people that I'll walk into the Oval Office well aware of the record of cronyism and corruption and incompetence and deception, and then I'll pick up the rug in the Oval Office and find so much stuff under there I won't know where it came from.”

Big ambitions Senator Clinton but many of us would be satisfied if you started by lifting off your mask of double talk, dodging, weaving, parsing, stonewalling and manipulation. The cronyism, corruption and deception are obviously your own Senator.
(Below Senator Clinton having difficulty with deception explaining her position on illegal alien’s driver’s licenses.)