Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Man Who Won't Go Away - 9 More Years of Him?
Bill Clinton is going to take a more active part in his wife's campaign for the presidency latest reports indicate. Goody. I'm sure that the initial plans for running Hillary's campaign did not include much of His Horniness' presence. Hillary needs to be presented as a separate entity worthy on her own bona fides for acquiring the position of the head of the USA, not some hanger-on to Bill's coattails with all the baggage that evokes.
Trouble is, she is riding on his coattails. She would never have been elected to the Senate without his having been President. The Democrat party would never have picked her out of Arkansas to run for the junior Senate seat from New York with Bill being ex-governor of that state. Everyone knows that, but it doesn't seem to matter.
Everyone also knows that she put up with years of his lies and infidelity in order to keep on keepin' on. Her fervent prayer was that his affairs not be made public knowledge. Well, the best "laid" plans oft gang astray, as they say. In spite of all the brouhaha after Bill's best "laid" plans with Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broderick, et al., she stayed with him until it was too late to cut and run. She bet on the magic aura of his name and it seems to have been a sure thing for her.
Here she is, the leading Democrat contender for the nomination and now is she pulling out the big gun, Billy Boy, to stump for her, at least in the short term. They'll see how it plays in Peoria. Slick Willy has starred in a slick production, thanks to their Hollywood connections, I'm sure, a "Look at how Wonderful Hillary Is!" video that showcases all the activities Hillary undertook in the past couple of decades. No mention of flying ashtrays or lamps, the Rose Law firm billing records, cattle futures, Castle Grande, Whitewater investigations here and there, FBI records, Travelgate, her brothers' involvement in Pardongate, her health care debacle, the vanishing White House furnishings, her blatant denial of Bill's infidelity (invented by the "vast right-wing conspiracy") and purported shock when, lo and behold, he had to confess to it.
Obama's threatening to overtake her in the polls necessitated the call to action for Bill. I'm sure his role will be carefully scripted to prevent his appearing to be coaching her. His position, as first gent, will be an unusual one, to be sure. He will be kept under control, probably by sending him abroad (ha!) as often as possible. In the meantime, get ready to see his snowy white head popping up relatively often, nodding in agreement to Hill's every utterance, giving her quick hugs and smooches (no passionate Gore-type kisses, no sirree) on podia all across America.