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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bill Clinton

“I wrote not long ago about Bill as the ‘Clinton Albatross,’ but now it is more apt to compare him to an attack dog unleashed. His (not her) victory speech in Nevada was quite extraordinary: He went on and on, while she stood next to him, mute. He gloated over her comeback, took digs at the other candidates, referenced himself of course, and was reluctant to give up his iron grip on the microphone...Bill s ubiquity on the campaign—sharp partisan attacks and caricatures, misinformation about his own record, fiery outbursts to reporters—is quite unprecedented for an emeritus president, especially one who had so carefully cultivated his image as a global insider and international humanitarian. If between 2001 and 2008 the Clinton legacy was something to be defended by all Democrats, Hillary s candidacy and Bill s unseemly behavior are calling it into question. Who knows—soon Democrats themselves, either Obama supporters or disillusioned Clintonites, may grudgingly concede to critics, ‘Yeah, you were right about that guy all along.’ If Bill keeps up the attack on Obama, he may become the first unblack president.”

—Victor Davis Hanson


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