More on the careful creation of Hillary. Her handlers think she can learn to fake naturalness. The problem is finding a natural self that will sell in 2008.
The intense curiosity about Clinton -- as well as the challenge she faces in supplying politically salable answers -- is not new. In her Arkansas and White House years, she at times eschewed the traditional images of the political wife, initially not taking the Clinton name, pursuing her legal career and, on the campaign trail in 1992, offending some with remarks that they interpreted as disparaging to women who stay at home and bake cookies. ...
Even her physical appearance was long unsettled. First ladies generally show up at the White House with a dependable style, but Clinton routinely changed hers. Only in recent years has she put forth a fairly reliable professional look, almost always wearing pantsuits and keeping her hair short and blond. ...
"She will define herself, and we will have the money to do it," said one close adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Clinton has forbidden those close to her to speculate publicly about 2008. "People have to get to know her, know that she was once a Republican, that she's a big Methodist. ... That will happen."
Her opponents' cynicism about Hillary is refreshingly innocent, being so pale in comparison to the cynicism of her supporters. Even Mephistopheles would choke on his Coco-Puffs reading that last graf. "Which lie would you like to be told ...?"
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Jul. 15, 2006 4:01 PM ET USA
Hillary bashing is not a nice thing to do, but she deserves it. Her position on most issues changes according to how her managers see the vote going. After all, the point is getting elected, not telling the truth or being on the moral side of an issue. The reeal issue is :How could a Catholic vote for her?
Posted by: -
Jul. 14, 2006 12:54 AM ET USA
The handlers of the people, like Hillary, who retail the politics of the Democrats are not to be taken lightly. Anybody with the audacity to blame the Republicans for the possibility of future bad weather and get away with it have to be given their due. Of course they wouldn't get away with it if the MSM had anything approaching professional integrity.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Jul. 13, 2006 6:21 PM ET USA
I think everyone should be very pleased that the Ice Queen from Narnia is a Methodist.
Posted by: Coco -
Jul. 13, 2006 5:57 PM ET USA
When "It Takes A Village" came out, protesters gathered outside a bookstore where Hillary made an appearance to sign books. They kept chanting: "Liar, Liar, pantsuit on fire." That line still brings a smile to my face whenever I see her on TV. She's ALWAYS wearing a pantsuit.
Posted by: www.inquisition.ca -
Jul. 13, 2006 5:32 PM ET USA
I thought Uncle Diogenes was hilarious with his: "Even Mephistopheles would choke on his Coco-Puffs", but "Laity1" here below got quite a zinger in too! Reminds me of the jokes about top-model Brooke Shields while she was studying at Princeton or some other Ivy League place. Some claimed her thesis was titled: "A Chemical Reaction In Three Phases: Lather, Rinse, Repeat"
Posted by: Laity1 -
Jul. 13, 2006 3:53 PM ET USA
I'll nervously admit she finally got the hair right. In fact, her hair is so vastly improved that I fear for our country's future political direction.
Posted by: -
Jul. 13, 2006 3:42 PM ET USA
Now I know why AB Milingo has come to town. He will be the new White House chaplain under the new H. Clinto presidency. Naturally, Hillary will convert to the Catholic religion. As I see it, this will get her the liberal-Catholic vote, the Moonies, and of course at the same time solidifies the black vote. Now if she could just finess the pro-life people.