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Where Does Hillary Clinton Fit In?

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Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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Break one lousy elbow and those gossipy Washington types are ready to pronounce you politically dead. Hillary Clinton has been taking it easy for a month while she recovers, opening the door for scrutiny as to her importance in the Obama administration. There are just so many heavies chirping in the president’s ear, they say.

Who are “they”? Probably the same people who speculate about the vice president’s Botox or what secret meaning can be gleaned from the White House dress code.

Whatever his feelings about the secretary of state, the president participated in an event Wednesday designed to signal her importance, or so says the Associated Press, which worries that “[h]er limited presence recently, followed by her startling public criticism of the White House this week for delaying a key appointment, has led to much speculation about whether her influence is waning.”

It doesn’t help to have Joe Biden constantly hanging on the president’s arm like a blind date at a wedding. Everyone knows foreign policy is a hobby of Joe’s, whether or not he’s any good at it (remember King Biden’s plan to remake our colony in Iraq?).

Wherever she sits on Obama’s speed dial, Hillary Clinton has been pretty good at fielding those 3 a.m. calls since she became secretary of state (even if they came from her old rival, Barack). She’s flown around the world and back, bouncing from one flare-up to the next. Oh she may be a hawk, but she’s also a crackerjack diplomat. And we wouldn’t worry too much about her place in Obama’s menagerie of big shots.

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By Paracelsus, July 17, 2009 at 12:04 am Link to this comment

Hillary gets her orders from the Council on Foreign Relations. They tell her what to do.

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By MeHere, July 16, 2009 at 7:56 am Link to this comment

Where Does Hillary Clinton Fit In?

I’ve been asking myself that question for years.  Does she fit in another planet?  Is she a real person or an electronic mannequin in a variety of two-piece suits? Can’t seem to remember anything she’s done or said…. except that she supports all invasions in foreign countries, and that catchy sentence “it takes a village.”  It must be me….. I was hoping not to hear from her or see her too much after the election but then she joined the Ship of Hope, as thebeerdoctor calls it.

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By diamond, July 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm Link to this comment

If you two were talking about Sarah Palin it would all make sense. Bill molested a cigar? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. The normal practice is to light them with a match I’ve heard. He did leave you a trillion dollar surplus when he left office while Bush left you piggy bank with an IOU in it, having spent the lot and run up a trillion dollar deficit. Now if you want to talk about stupidity…and yes, Rice is certainly a hard act to follow - for sheer incompetence and irrelevance she’s unmatched.

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By thebeerdoctor, July 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment

Did the ego get in the way? After building a base during the political campaign of angry middle aged women, she abandoned all that by coming on board the Ship of Hope known as team Barry Obama. What was she thinking of? A follow-up act to Rice and Albright?
For someone said to be quite ambitious, her stupidity seems equally matched.

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By coloradokarl, July 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment

Hillary is a on a slow march to finished. When Obama got her to quit the senate and join his retirement plan for the wealthy she sealed her future. I hope her and the Cigar molester have a good retirement in What ever oil rich sand castle that has the right influence for these two twisted lizard people. Try Shooting the Meth, Hillary, The King Lizard comes out at Midnight….....

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