Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hillary Lies About Coming Under Fire In Bosnia

Written from Agadir, Morocco--

When federalist Alexander Hamilton was asked to choose between Democrats Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson for President in 1800, he said that he had nothing against Burr other than that he was an unscrupulous demagagogue who would ruin the country. He chose Jefferson, not because he agreed with him, but because he was "an honest man."

The same comparison could be made between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Hillary is a lying, scheming unscrupulous and unqualified candidate for President. Obama is an honest, intelligent and qualified one.

The latest evidence for this comes from Hillary's silly lie about her and daughter Chelsea running under the threat of sniper fire on a 1996 visit to a Bosnian airport. Videos instead show her landing peacefully, walking across the tarmac and being greeted, among others, by an eight-year-old girl.

The fact of the matter is that Hillary Clinton is no more qualified to become President than Bess Truman or Mamie Eisenhower were. Less so, in fact, since I doubt very much whether Bess Truman would ever have lied about her experiences or whether Mamie Eisenhower would have made things up.

This is like John Edwards' $400 haircuts. After the revelation of those, his candidacy began sinking, and after this latest revelation of Hillary duplicity, hers ought to sink like a rock.

She simply is not in the same class as Obama or Republican candidate John McCain. As a first lady, she was not distinguished, except for putting up with her husband's philandering. The only serious job she was ever given was to a fashion a national health care reform, and she failed miserably at that.

Now, with her sudden remarks about Obama's pastor, Hillary seems to be fixing for another scurrilous ad like the one she used in Texas (which in itself was a lie, using a girl who has grown up and become an Obama supporter, without her permission).

Enough of Hillary for President. Her candidacy is a joke.

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I'm sorry to hear that Joe Mathews is becoming the latest distinguished writer to leave the L.A. Times, but wish him well in his new career of writing independently about California affairs. The losses from Tribune mismanagement continue to mount, threatening the whole future of the newspaper. Mathews knows more about the newspaper business, than Sam Zell probably ever will.

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This has been my third visit to Morocco, and each one has shown what a marvelous country it is, and what a fine place to visit. Yesterday, I went on a ship's tour to the town of Taroudant, 40 miles from Agadir, and was impressed to see that, 50 years after a successful uprising there against the French, many women in the town still wear the bright blue burkas honoring the Sheikh who led the uprising. I'm not generally for women wearing burkas, but these looked great.

Agadir has been rebuilt splendidly since the devastating earthquake in 1960 that killed 15,000, there, and it could now be mistaken in some respects for the French Riviera, with its white buildings, splendid beaches, hotels and shops, and great views.

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Blogger Surfsister said...

What? No pictures?

3/26/2008 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more sophistry and messy metaphors from a sexist hack comparing Hillary Clinton's qualifactions to those of the Late Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower,neither of whom successfully practiced law or served more than 6 years in the U.S. Senate. Do you ever read?

3/27/2008 8:13 AM  

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