Friday, January 18, 2008
Bill Clinton was always famous for for his unusual refusal to release his medical records either while running for President or as President. Speculation as to the reason abounds and while there are suggestions that he was trying to cover up cocaine or alcohol abuse (he got that big red nose somewhere), the general belief is that he didn't want to reveal a succession of infections from sexually transmitted diseases (STD). You know, fun stuff like "the clap", "the drip", and "the itch", or more politely: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, HIV, and even crab lice.
While that's not surprising considering all the women (willing and unwilling) Bill Clinton has had sexual contact with over the years, it raises an interesting dilemma for Hillary Clinton: should she release her medical records or not? If she caught an STD from Bubba, then obviously she can't release them for the same reason that he couldn't. However, if her records are clean (or she even made up some clean records) then releasing them would highlight Bubba's refusal to do so and lead to all sorts of snickering about whether they actually ever spent the night together.
Suggestion to Barack Obama: release your medical records and encourage all candidates to do the same. I can't wait.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
If Hillary Clinton is proud of her experience and record of change, why are 2 million pages of her White House files locked up? Watching your husband is not experience.Actually watching Bubba is quite an experience although unrelated to government, but I digress.
The last time Sen. Clinton was a genuine agent of change was when she led the secretive Health Care Task Force in 1993-94 that labored mightily to propose a Godzilla-size bureaucracy that would have nationalized one-seventh of the nation's economy. To receive medical care you would have gone to the equivalent of the Department of Motor Vehicles.Those nasty bimbos were every bit as tough as Al Quaeda, I'm sure. Of course, the Clintons didn't do too well there either.
After the health care debacle, Hillary slipped, or was pushed, below the radar. We don't know much about her "experience" as "co-president," largely because reams of calendars, memos and other records remain under seal until after this year's election.
We do know she has spent much of the past 35 years watching her husband. She watched him be attorney general of Arkansas, then governor, then president of the United States. She was in charge of putting down "bimbo eruptions" during her husband's 1992 presidential campaign. But again, that counts as watching her husband.
She would lead the war on terror, but her experience in that area lies in watching Bill fail to pull the trigger when he repeatedly had Osama bin Laden in his sights. On their watch, the U.S. did virtually nothing — except shamelessly withdraw from Somalia — while terrorists killed Americans on three continents.Unfortunately, they were homegrown fruitcakes and not the religious zealots actually killing Americans and terrorizing the Middle East.
Hillary did urge her husband to appoint Janet Reno as the first female attorney general, a move he'd later describe as "my worst mistake." While the Clinton Justice Department treated the first attack on the World Trade Center as a law enforcement matter, Reno kept busy incinerating religious zealots in Waco.
Hillary has been in the Senate for seven years, during which time she has accomplished nothing of note except for voting for the Iraq War before she was against it. No major piece of legislation bears her name.Less experience than Barack Obama - that's hard to to do!
Her public record and career is even spottier and shorter than that of her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama. ... She's made a lot of speeches, but has governed nowhere at any level and has led no major organizations.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I can't help but enjoy the infighting going on in the Democratic primary with professional woman (and victim) Hillary Clinton doing her best to slime professional black person (and victim) Barack Obama who is stealing her traditional support among black Democrats. Of course, Obama supporters seem to think criticism of any kind is racist so it makes for an amusing mix. The Democrats have been playing the race and gender victim cards on opponents for so long that it is hilarious to see them use it on each other.
Anyhow, stay tuned for a big and likely inept Hillary pandering campaign to win back black voters. Maybe something like this:
The processed cheese has been replaced with brie. The Jell-O has made way for raspberry kiwi tarts and mini-lemon blueberry trifles. Meatloaf has moved over for mahi mahi and buns have been shunted aside in favor of baguettes.Nice - while the taxpayers eat macaroni and cheese, the Democrats are going for mahi mahi. I'm glad ole Nan has her meat hooks on the pulse of the country. Even the German Communists had enough smarts to be embarrassed when one of their leaders got caught eating lobster.
A revolution is afoot at the deli counters, grills and salad bars of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Newly ascendant Democrats may have hit roadblocks on Iraq and fiscal issues, but they have revamped congressional menus, replacing fatty, pre-made foods with healthier, gourmet alternatives. The once dreary congressional cafeterias now abound with haute cuisine.
The menu transformation is part of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “Greening the Capitol” plan to make the House campus more environmentally friendly and socially progressive.
Check out some more of the menu:
There is pan-roasted Chesapeake rockfish with sweet potato fennel hash and yellow pepper relish. Pears with Stilton cheese and watercress. Cumin-scented leg of lamb with almond couscous. There are vegetables with funny names, like bok choy, arugula and jicama. There are baked goods with Italian names, like biscotti, focaccia and frittati.One can't help but think of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who feeds bologna sandwiches to the inmates in his jail and puts them on chain gangs to get some work done. Perhaps we ought to try that for Congress too? Nancy Pelosi could always work on the kitchen crew stirring big steaming pots of macaroni.
There are foods in funny colors, like yellow tomatoes and purple Peruvian potatoes. There are things that are free of other things, like “cage-free shell eggs,” “rBGH-free milk” and “free-range chicken.” And things that we don’t know what they mean, like turkey escabeche (salad), red pepper coulis (sauce) and seared barramundi (fish).
A vending machine sells coffee from famed chef Wolfgang Puck, offering brews such as “Vive la Crème Caramel” and “Tropic of Chocolate.”