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The Demon Hillary

Read this. Quite interesting on voter perceptions of the candidates. It's weird because you start off thinking, well, the voters aren't far off-track. Until Randy points out in the analysis that the seeming rationality is a statistical camouflage concealing some nuttiness beneath.

More gnashing of teeth over Hillary here. Hillary the ruthless. Unlike, say, George W. Bush whose associated minions pushed the story that John McCain had an illegitimate, multi-racial kid. I'm not saying that justifies Hillary. Just saying that as we don't listen to moral lectures from Germans, we don't get schooled on campaign ethics by Republicans.

And one final Hillary, "Where's the outrage?" post, this from Captain Ed. It seems she played some hardball when she tried to reform healthcare a million years ago. No way!

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“The Demon Hillary”

  1. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    Gee, someone's playing hardball on the national political stage. Cue the Casablanca tape for Captain Renault's line. HRC's biggest problem at the moment is that, running as she is against someone posing as a modern-day Caspar Milquetoast, anything remotely negative or critical from her camp is seized upon as being a "new low in American politics" when it really is nothing unusual (and far from any low). I also believe that a certain amount of this is due to the fact that she is a woman, and by definition is a "bitch" when she refuses to indulge assorted June Cleaver fantasies. [See also Stewart, Martha: convicted for being successful & herself and Fiorina, Carly: relieved of command for being successful & herself.]

  2. Blogger Michael van der GaliĆ«n Says:

    Michael: I was wondering whether you'd be willing to contact me at michaelATpoligazetteDOTcom.

    Sorry to contact you this way, I couldn't find your e-mail.

  3. Anonymous wj Says:

    I wonder if a large part of the hatred from the right for Clinton isn't a matter of it being easier to see the mote in someone else's eye. In so many ways, she reminds one of George W. Bush -- and if you just can't admit his flaws and failures to yourself, how much easier to denounce them in someone else!

  4. Blogger bucyrus Says:

    I've being paying minimal and haphazard attention to all this, and every time I actually see footage, it seems to me the exchanges are pretty reasonable and civilized. So I'm experencing a fair amount of cognitive dissonance...everyone says its getting to be nasty hardball, but every time I see it, it's well within normal ranges, even on the tame side.

    I've been chalking it up to the fact that I'm almost impossible to offend (apparently I'm the only one who wasn't the least bit troubled by that golfweek cover,for example). But maybe there's just too much volume being given to the partisan defenders of both Obama and Hillary. The both seem pretty cool and collegial, but each side's true believers can't suffer even a single troubling word.

    IMO it's Edwards who is the real whiny douche. I'm happy to concede that he's right that he hasn't been getting much press because the media loves the Obama-Clinton duel, so they've basically written him out of the script.

    But bottom line, I'm GLAD they've written him out...

  5. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    But maybe there's just too much volume being given to the partisan defenders of both Obama and Hillary. The both seem pretty cool and collegial, but each side's true believers can't suffer even a single troubling word.

    I'm glad you said something. I thought maybe it was just me. Once I heard parts, it wasn't half as bad as I expected. Like you said, maybe we have a high tolerance for this kind of give-and-take, but I'm beginning to think it is just a case of too much attention being paid to the whiners in both camps.

    Share your opinion of Edwards, as well.