Hillary Clinton has been beating the experience drum for the past couple of months since her once-commanding lead in the polls vaporized. You’d think she’d had 20 years or more in elected office to hear her speak. Unfortunately, her senatorial experience is only a couple of years longer than Obama’s, and is made most noteworthy by her voting to approve spreading Bush’s Mid-East conflict to Iraq. While technically experience, helping to send trillions of dollars down the toilet and thousands of lives into the void is not apparently what the Democrats are looking for this time around.
Thus, she has been forced to rely on her experience as wife of the governor of Arkansas and First Lady. Of course, this is impressive, but it’s hardly Obama’s fault that he didn’t marry a future president in college (or did he? Da-da-da-daaaaa…), so I’m not exactly sure how this is supposed to read on the resume, unless she’s applying for a business loan for an internet dating start-up.
“Hmmm, how to elevate this resume?” I can hear her say. “How about, I was First Lady under gunfire in Bosnia and I didn’t even flinch!” That’s much better, not really germaine to anything, but gunfire is involved so it might appeal to the NRA, and it’s directed at the Clintons, so it might sway the Christian right. Too bad it’s all turned out to be bullshit. Or, rather in today’s no-blame admission blather she mispoke.
You would think she would know that everytime the Leader of the Free World ™ came for a visit, someone was going to film their arrival. And that maybe, in a country that has turned the democratic process into an 18-month long reality tv series, ads and stunts included, just maybe, someone would look for this film?
This is the kind of mistake someone makes when they are just dog-tired at saying the same old crap over and over again, but still, it’s dumb. It’s an especially stupid mistake to make for someone who claims to be the more competent leader even in the middle of the night when the phone rings and she’s dog-tired.