05 March 2008

THE RED PHONE AND OTHER MYTHS

I am amazed by the purported effect and reported success of Senator Clinton’s “Red Phone” ad. She claims to have extensive experience that would make her ready on “Day One” to take "that call."

One must ask, “What experience?” She was the first lady. While she may have been among President Clinton’s closest advisors, that was about as far as it went. He was President, he was in charge, and there was no way she was going to be called on to make any such decisions in his White House.

So, unless we really misread Bill Clinton’s ego and style, I am willing to bet that Hillary has never had to answer the red phone at 3:00 am. If I am wrong, then the impeachment charges should have included unconstitutional delegation of presidential authority.

I am also amused by her spin that “I carried the big states, so I should be the nominee.” OK, she did, running against another Democrat. How does that translate in November? Does she suggest that all of Senator Obama’s supporters will simply disappear? Or that her supporters will stay home in the general election?

She's spinning like a top. My two cents worth.

5 comments:

Rev Kim said...

I saw your comment on QG's blog and came on over. Suddenly, Wyoming is getting a little more attention - the Dems caucus here on Saturday.

I've been surprised that Clinton hasn't really been called on her "experience" - and the fact that given the standard she is upholding for experience, her husband when elected wouldn't have met that standard himself.

Great post. You & my husband could have some great conversations on firearms!

Toby Brown said...

Hey, you have a blog??

The blogosphere just got better!

Mac said...

Rev Kim: Send your husband this way--I always enjoy the opportunity to converse with other gun afficionados.

I've been enjoying your blog.

Toby: Yeah, I finally did away with the journal at the behest of my 11 year old daughter. "Oh, Daddy. Paper? How ancient!" Ouch!

Quotidian Grace said...

Yeah, that ad was played down here A LOT. Of course we all thought it was actually a great ad for McCain. Was it really run by Hillary, we asked ourselves.

The Democratic nomination process is going to be very entertaining.

Thanks for stopping by QG and welcome to the blogosphere!

Dave Moody said...

You have a blog? What a deal! It'll do my blood pressure good to visit you regularly...

grace & peace,
dm