Hi there Hillary

May 28, 2007 at 9:08 am (Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, politics, US politics)

I don’t quite know what to make of Hillary Clinton. On the one hand she obviously rocks because she’s a strong, powerful woman making waves in US politics. And she’s definitely smart, another plus point.
On the other I don’t know if she’s lame for sticking with Bill or just very shrewd to stay with him. And I don’t know if she’s sincere.
I have no doubt she’d be an able president (who can be worse than George?) and the fact that she’s a woman doesn’t mean she’ll be any less capable than, say, Obama. But I’m not sure whether I think she should be president.
There’s something about her that turns me off and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. It’s weird but there’s something inherently fake about her.
Maybe I just need to read about her a bit more and see what else comes out the closet. Or do the politics fundis have an opinion I could evaluate?


  1. muratsky said,

    Hillary is tainted, like it or not. And if there is a Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton continuum, then the next president after Hillary should be a relative of Bush! Of course, you could then ask what kind of a democracy that will be!?

  2. tbhanks said,

    Why do you say she’s tainted Muratsky?

  3. madamm said,

    she’s probably got a history. I say it takes a lot more courage to stay with a cheating husband than to leave him

  4. muratsky said,


    I say she is tainted because:
    1. She supported the war bill of Dubya back in 2002,
    2. She stuck with Bill Clinton in the first place.

  5. muratsky said,


    It is true that it takes more courage in that respect, but it may also have been the priviledges of office and the network that Bill has constructed in his presidency that she might have had a hard time leaving.

  6. tbhanks said,

    But she’s used those things to work in her favour. Isn’t that the way men do it anyway, muratsky? Why is it not ok for her – because she’s a woman?

  7. muratsky said,


    Whether it’s a man or a woman does not matter, a tainted person is a tainted person.

  8. tbhanks said,

    But is every person who stays with a cheating spouse then tainted? I take the war point (although that’s also something to debate) but cheating doesn’t necessarily taint one, does it?

  9. muratsky said,


    Well, I think her support for the war bill is nothing to debate, plain and simple.
    As for the cheating issue, this is not an everyday cheating, is it? I mean, the guy had sex with an intern right in the Oval Office. Hillary should have left him then and there. The network of Bill may have proved too valuable for Hillary to leave him, though.

  10. tbhanks said,

    If I remember correctly almost everyone supported the war…
    Incidently, I think she would’ve been able to be as powerful and lobby as many people to support her (if only based on sympathy) if she’d left Bill. His network wasn’t the only reason she stayed, I’m sure.

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