Saturday, January 20, 2007

Big Shocker

So Hillary is going to run in 2008, have you heard?? I laughed at this headline this morning. According to the Laura Ingraham show, Team Billary has already taken a shot at Obama's muslim background, indicating/questioning that he was educated at a madrasa in Indonesia. Of course, had a conservative mentioned this, they'd be forced to resign... from whatever it is that they happen to be doing (Headline: "Dogcatcher Resigns Amid Backlash From 'Outing' Obama's Past").

I'd say that I'm psyched to see the two of them tear each other apart, except that this would be a little like watching the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings for the NFC Championship. Isn't there a way where both of them can lose?

20 comments:

Call Me Mom said...

I think if she was really nasty about crushing him with some heretofore unknown vice or wrongdoing,(as is her usual style)it could create a backlash against her.

However, I think she's taken that into account already. By engaging the problem of his popularity this far from the election, it gives her time to be ruthless and recover.

JWales said...

Huh? A shot across the bow from A.H. !!!!

Broke the camels back, GO SAINTS!!! LOL!

The Monarchist said...

J, can't talk, gotta go watch who the Bears are going to play in a couple of weeks. ;)

-AH

JWales said...

As much as it PAINS ME, congrat's A.H.. That's a heck of a defense you got there.

The Monarchist said...

Yeah, they're OK. ;)

JWales said...

A.H.

The Bears may not be playing just the Colts, but dont forget the Zebra's. Remember last year? Could be Tony's time, or Peyton's, last year really was suspicious, pretty blatant.

J.

Daniel Webster said...

I have to admit that I ain't that comfortable with the proposition of having a mUslim (long u) president/a president with a muslim background...call me bigoted, I don't care.

Somehow I'm reminded of a quote from the Federalist Papers; a quote on the mode of electing the president...as originally designed. Trivia question:

Anyone know what quote I'm referring to?

Call Me Mom said...

"It was desirable that the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the person to whom so important a trust was to be confided. This end will be answered by committing the right of making it, not to any pre-established body, but to men chosen by the people for the special purpose, and at the particular conjuncture. "
~Alexander Hamilton

Is that the one you are thinking of, Mr. Webster?

Call Me Mom said...

It also seems to me that Ms. Clinton has disqualified herself from the office of the president of the United States by her behavior during her husband's philandering.

Either she has offered up her daughter's mental and emotional health on the altar of political scheming and personal advancement by having known of his shameful behavior and allowing it,

or she was unable to see or unwilling to accept the existence of such disturbing behavior right in front of her own nose.

Either of these make her unsuited to hold the office of president of the United States of America.

Daniel Webster said...

"Is that the one you are thinking of, Mr. Webster?"

No; that's not it. It's real close though. Care to try again?

On another clingon presidency...

Many of us (I imagine you were one, Mom) considered Clinton-the male's-philandering disqualification enough for the office he sought the first time around, and yet he was elected....twice....with his philandering past well exposed to the voting public. It's enough to make ya wanna scream!

I know, I know, some of you folks claim to this very day that you didn't know about clinton's checkered past when ya voted for him. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...

That's b.s.! Either you were blind, stupid, deaf, or you're just plain lying.

Call Me Mom said...

Yep, I thought so at the time.

How about the next paragraph of Federalist No. 68:
"It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations. "~Alexander Hamilton

The Monarchist said...

Hey DW,

So was that the answer? I've been holding my breath in anticipation... and... I... don't... think... Icantakeitanymore!

-AH

Daniel Webster said...

She's gettin' warmer, but no, that ain't it either.

Call Me Mom said...

O.k. How about this one?:
"The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States." ~Alexander Hamilton

Daniel Webster said...

"Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. Those most deadly adversaries of Republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils. How could they better gratify this than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union?..."

There ya go.

Call Me Mom said...

ok. I guess my train wasn't on the same track Mr. Webster.

Daniel Webster said...

I dunno, Mom...

Different set of tracks, perhaps. But headed in the same direction, I should think. In any event a large portion of Federalist #68 has been quoted here. That can't be bad. ;)

BTW, have y'all heard all the rage about President Bush saying, in an interview, that Obama is...(brace yourselves!)..."articulate?" Apparently this is a condescending term to use when describing a black candidate.

Someone please tell how to describe the man. I've personally been condescending toward him innumerable times since he took his seat in the Senate. And here I thought it was a compliment. D*mn!!

P.S. BTW, Monarchist, you and I had a phone conversation recently, as I recall, wherein you described a certain Ill. State Senator as being, ahem, "articulate." I took that as a compliment of the man, but now I ain't so sure. *rolls eyes*

JWales said...

"Someone please tell me how to describe the man".

How about a decoy, a distraction, an end around, a fake punt? For you know who, she's a snake with a slick plan.

The Monarchist said...

DW,

I heard Joe Biden call Obama that, which in your context doesn't sound so bad. But to hear Biden say it, it was much more insulting.

I did refer to one of my State Senators are just that, and I did intend it as a compliment. I wish someone would come up with a rule book and update it regularly, so we could know what's a compliment and what's not. Sheesh.

-AH

Daniel Webster said...

"I heard Joe Biden call Obama that, which in your context doesn't sound so bad. But to hear Biden say it, it was much more insulting."

President Bush isn't Joe Biden. And there was no condescension in his tone. None.