It is not our desire to venture out of the warm, nurturing embrace of the entertainment world, but “David Brooks'”:http://select.nytimes.com/2007/07/27/opinion/27brooks.html?_r=1&hp&oref=login piece in the _Times_ today reminded us that there are more important things than the fall lineup (aww, who are we kidding, but there are more important things than the summer lineup). We at Jewdar are absosmurfly terrified that Democrats may be gulled into believing that Hillary Clinton is not the worst possible candidate in the world.
So here’s the situation: The Republicans are coming off what may very well be the “worst presidency in American history”:http://hnn.us/articles/5019.html. It should be a freebie for the Democrats. All they need to do is come up with somebody who isn’t immediately despised by a significant portion of the population. Instead, we have the Clinton posse telling us that Hillary is the next president of the United States.
If Hillary is such a strong candidate why, in 2000, did this Illinois-raised former First Lady of Arkansas need to come to New York to find a reasonably safe Senate seat to run for? And while she did win, let’s look at her electoral record: In 2000, she beat chirpy empty suit Rick Lazio, whose most significant legislative achievement had been passing a bill to issue “certificates”:http://skytroopers.org/cldwrec.htm recognizing the service of Cold War veterans (Note to self: Get one. That’s right, if it weren’t for “Jewdar’s service to our country”:http://www.campbell.army.mil/newinternet/unitpages/HumVee/Default.asp?uid=3, you’d all be speaking in comically Russian-accented English and forced to obey the cruel whims of your “overlord”:http://www.yakov.com/default.html). After six years in the Senate distinguished most notably by her doing whatever Bush wanted in the “War on Terror” and in Iraq, she won handily against a nobody in a year in which the GOP got creamed across the board. What has Hillary Clinton ever done to demonstrate vote-getting potential outside of New York, California, and D.C.?
Of course, her supporters will say that by winning upstate, she’s proven her abilities, but New York is a state where even the Republicans are pro choice, and, again, beating Rick Lazio and John Spencer doesn’t really make her a giant-slayer. Unlike her conservative critics, we will not make comments about her appearance or suggest that she is a female dog. But we’ve seen enough of the “lying”:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1776661/posts, “conniving”:http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0021,harkavy,15052,5.html, and “hypocrisy”:http://nomayo.mu.nu/archives/055398.php to declare that she’s every bit as venal as her husband, but with none of his charm.
We at Jewdar simply pray that, contrary to the long history of lousy presidential campaigns, the Dems don’t shoot themselves in the foot by nominating a candidate who may very well be the most hated woman in America (sorry, “Shannon Doherty,”:http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/archives/007077.html but there can be only one).