Hillary, ‘Who the Hell Are You?’
Posted on May 11, 2006
Just who is this woman who is accepting a fundraiser thrown by Rupert Murdoch, asks columnist Richard Cohen in this incisive piece.
Meanwhile, Hillary defends cozying up with the rabidly right-wing Murdoch: “He’s my constituent.”
I know a businessman who says that if the answer to a question is not about money, the question has to be restated. If that applied to politics, the answer to the question of who the Democratic presidential nominee will be in 2008 would be simple: Hillary Clinton. She has far and away the most money.
But politics is not just about money—not quite yet, anyway—if only because ideology and principles are not yet “products.” That being the case (I hope), then Hillary Clinton’s vast lead in fundraising—she now has more than $20 million in the bank—will be offset by growing questions about her principles and ideology. In other words, who is this woman who wants to be the next president of the United States? Is she the wife of Bill Clinton, who we were once led to believe was more liberal than he was, or is she actually far more conservative? The answer, at the moment, is something I cannot provide.
Clinton: smh.com.au / Murdoch: dnevnik.com.hr
Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has formed an unorthodox alliance of late with right-wing media baron Rupert Murdoch.