Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hillary's faith

Silly Sally Quinn:

There were two surprising things about Hillary Clinton’s first tweet
Clinton broke her Twitter silence this week with this bio: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women and kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD . . . .” A photo by Diana Walker showing a serious-looking Clinton in black and looking at her Blackberry through dark glasses is her avatar.

What’s surprising is that the photograph belies her tweet. You would think with that choice of photo she would start her bio with anything but “wife, mom.” If she’s itemizing her accomplishments and interests, to have U.S. Senator and Secretary of State at Nos. 7 and 8 pretty much gives the shaft to the whole notion of “leaning in.” 
For sure, “leaners’ would have started with those two and worked down. For those Hillary watchers and tea leaf readers this might give some of them a clue to her priorities. Does “wife, mom” sound like somebody who is running for president? 
Would a male opponent start his tweet with “husband, dad?” 
This could be a not-so-subtle way of throwing people off the scent. The other stuff — “dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado” — is funny and cute, but it doesn’t send the truly serious, almost powerful message that “wife, mom” does. 
What she really cares about, of course, is being a “women and kids advocate,” which has always been her true passion. That was underscored Thursday when she announced she would join her family’s charitable arm, which was renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and champion children’s and women’s issues. 
Even more surprising about her tweet, however, is an omission. 
She never mentions her faith. “Christian”? “Person of faith”? “Methodist”? “Believer”? Nothing.

Quinn goes on to showcase Hillary's religious faith, although I don't come away from it with high regard for Hillary's piety. Her corrupt political career and her shameful lying and scapegoating on Benghazi ought to leave her time for little else but the confessional.

Quinn concludes:

All I can say is this: If you want to figure out Hillary Clinton, to paraphrase Deep Throat, “follow the faith.”

When it comes to Hillary's ruthless political ambition, Deep Throat is a good analogy.

16 comments:

  1. Yes, we get it, you hate Hillary Clinton and you want others to hate her as well. But really, this is some mighty thin gruel. Please give us a break; the next presidential election is 3 years away. There will be more than enough time for you to spit your venom.

    -KW

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    1. That's OK, KW. Venting emotions is a coping mechanism. Conservatives react viscerally to Hillary Clinton. It will be fun to watch their heads explode in 2016. The Republicans won't have a viable candidate as their base will not let one through in the primaries.

      Hoo

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  2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    There is no organization in the United States of America better equipped to handle foreign language translation on a professional, routine basis than the US Department of State. The Department has consummate professionals in virtually all, if not all, the major languages of the world. Only a complete moron, a total incompetent like Hillary Clinton could manage to f**k up the translation of a simple, common word like "reset", AND manage to do it on the world's stage at an international press conference billed as the opening act to a new era of "Smart Power". The irony is too thick to cut with a bandsaw.

    And that idiotic event was nothing more than a preview of the coming reality show, "Bureaucracy to Idiocracy". Even the now-infamous producer of a now-famous anti-Islam video turned out product with better production values.

    Frankly, I hope she gets elected. Because Progressive voters richly deserve to get a full dose of her witlessness, good and hard.

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    1. We had an idiot in the White House for 8 years. He had an R next to his name.

      Hoo

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    2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      Last time I checked, the oceans were still rising, middle class incomes were still going down, the debt is trillions of dollars higher, Muslims hate us more than ever, wealth inequality was still increasing, Guantanamo is still open, the Surveillance State is even more intrusive, and drones are still killing people.

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    3. Yeah, when an idiot screws things up in 8 years, the cleanup can take decades.

      Hoo

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    4. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      What an original thought! It's Bush's fault!

      You must be very smart.

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    5. Not an original thought, but that hardly makes it wrong. It's easy to break things, not easy to fix them. The latter takes more time than the former. That's the truth, admiral.

      And no, not everything is Bush's fault. The rising oceans and global temperatures can't be ascribed to him. He didn't do squat to mitigate global warming, but he didn't cause it.

      In other cases, he is clearly at fault. The disastrous Afghanistan and Iraq wars should be laid squarely at his feet.

      Hoo

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    6. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      Afghan and Iraq wars? Where did that come from? Here... let's try again...

      "...middle class incomes were still going down, the debt is trillions of dollars higher, Muslims hate us more than ever, wealth inequality was still increasing, Guantanamo is still open, the Surveillance State is even more intrusive, and drones are still killing people."

      Now I agree that it's often easier to break things than fix them. So when things need to be fixed, it's a good idea to get somebody smart and experienced enough to do so, rather than an idiot celebrity. Of course, some people can't tell the difference and they hire the wrong guy. It's the "tingle", I suppose.

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    7. There are quite a few things you have omitted, admiral. (Old age, I know.) Let me remind you about a few other things that transpired, in case memory fails you.

      GM and Chrysler nearly crashed in 2009. It's hard to overestimate the consequences of that to the US economy. Thanks for a government bailout, both companies are doing fine. The bailout required some serious leadership in the White House and at Treasury.

      I can give you more examples, but I don't want to overexert your feeble brain cells.

      Let me know if you have any questions, though.

      Hoo

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    8. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      Hoots' Rule: For uncomfortable questions, change the subject.

      "...middle class incomes were still going down, the debt is trillions of dollars higher, Muslims hate us more than ever, wealth inequality was still increasing, Guantanamo is still open, the Surveillance State is even more intrusive, and drones are still killing people."

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    9. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      By the way, Hoots, I think that if GM and Chrysler would have gone through what thousands of companies have gone through, bankruptcy court, that many things would have happened:

      * the world economy would have collapsed
      * the Sun would have gone nova
      * the very fabric of spacetime would have been rent
      * and worst of all: the CWA, a major Democrat cash cow, would have been affected!

      It's hard to overestimate the effects of all that. Thank heaven we had a man with teleprompter experience and his nose up the union's ass!

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  3. One word: Benghazi.
    The only word that needs to be entered into the discussion for anyone capable of reason. Her involvement in that mess should automatically preclude her from all but the most local levels of power. Mayor Hillary? Sure. Governor Hillary?
    I guess.
    PRESIDENT HILLARY? Sorry, that is a brutal punchline in a very tasteless, cruel joke about the intelligence/education of most Americans.
    Again, Benghazi. It's not a long word. The Scandal is not that hard to understand. Clinton's role in it is a front and centre role of direct responsibility. I would no more recommend a President Hillary than I would recommend a President Rumsfeld. Maybe even a little less.

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    1. Benghazi is one of the phony scandals that went nowhere despite the best efforts of the right-wing nuts.

      Hoo

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    2. “Frankly, I hope she gets elected. Because Progressive voters richly deserve to get a full dose of her witlessness, good and hard.”

      This is typical of mean spirited conservatives; they will gladly suffer as long as the think their opponents are suffering just as much or more.

      -KW

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    3. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyAugust 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      Who said I was suffering?

      It's young people who are suffering in an economy that creates almost nothing but part-time jobs. It's young people who are suffering when droves of them are forced to move back in with their parents. It's young people who are suffering under crushing loads of student debt. It's young people who will fund the outrageous retirement and medical benefits for municipal and state employee unions. It's young people who will be forced to pay off the national debt. And it's young people who are going to pay my Social Security and Medicare.

      Suffering builds character. The "Greatest Generation" was tempered in the forge of the Great Depression. Elections have consequences, just as they did then.

      I'm merely looking forward to watching Obama Girl and the Occupy Mom's House movement reap the personal benefits of their electoral choices.

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