Friday, January 11, 2008

Spade Work?

I guess Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said on the Today Show, Jan. 11, 2008, that Senator Barack Obama "hasn't done the spade work necessary to be president."

Freudian slip? Just an unfortunate choice of words? An appeal to the racist nature in some people? Whatever.

I choose to believe that it was just a slip of the tongue, that she only meant he hadn't done enough of his homework in foreign relations to be adequately prepared to be the president.

She obviously thinks she has. Pillow talk with Bill (I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt on this) doesn't count. I chat with my husband about politics, foreign and domestic, all the time and wouldn't in a million years consider myself ready to be president, senator, or anything in national government. But then I'm not Hillary. Thank God.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Who's the Old Geezer?

I've seen bad photos of Bill Clinton before, but this one takes the cake. It makes him look about fifteen years older than his true age. Perhaps it's the stooping to receive Hillary's caress. But he looks very gaunt.

Check out the expression on Hillary's face. Not one of her best. To me it reflects her conniving personality and her resistance to the obligatory hug of congratulations on her primary victory. Their "one big happy family" appearance is all too phony. She was probably throwing lamps at him yesterday after all the polls predicted a resounding defeat for her in favor of Senator Obama. Now she has to make nice.

These two need to get out of our political lives.