Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary disses Bill

I could only stand to listen to the first minute of Hillary Clinton's speech:
I am honored to be here tonight. I'm here tonight as a proud mother. As a proud Democrat. As a proud senator from New York. A proud American. And a proud supporter of Barack Obama.

My friends, it is time to take back the country we love.
The notable omission is that she failed to say that she was proud to be Bill Clinton's wife.

Bill Clinton is one of the most widely admired men in the world. He was the American President for eight years. Hillary was First Lady. She owes everything to him. Her whole campaign was based on a promise "to take back the country" to the time of her husband's presidency. Why is it that she can credit her daughter, but not her husband?

I think that she is creepy. She gives the impression of a coldly calculating feminist who will use her husband for whatever gain that she can get, but never credit him for anything.

I tuned in some Democrat pundits later, and all they could talk about was speculation about whether Hillary was sincere in her endorsement of Barack Obama. In other words, they were practicing mindreading. I prefer to pay attention to what she actually says.

Update: The next night Bill Clinton started his speech by saying that he is proud of Hillary. He is loyal to her, but she is not loyal to him. Biden also thanked his wife. Hillary is the oddball.

George writes:
You don't know what private agreeements Bill and Hillary have. Maybe Bill approved that speech.
Right. Not only that, I don't know what they were thinking. Politicians often say things that are at odd with their personal feelings. I am just commenting on what Bill and Hillary say publicly. Her public speech showed disloyalty to her husband.

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