October 17, 2011

"At the end of the day, you have to be bigger than politics."

It's Hillary Clinton, out there doing politics again.
“I'm really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution," Clinton said. "I’m very grateful I’ve had a chance to serve, but I think it’s time for others to step up." Writing, teaching, and working on issues that affect women and girls will be in her future, Clinton assured NBC's Savannah Guthrie; that and relaxing at home.
Mmm. Yeah. So... that means she's running, right?
She praised Obama for doing “an excellent job under the most difficult circumstances.”
Yes. I see. 
Clinton attributed her current popularity simply to her two decades in the public eye. “Because I have been on the public consciousness for so long and on the television screens and people's homes, I think there is a comfort,” Clinton said.
Oh, there's comfort all right. Like I'm comfortable saying she's doing what she can right now to get to the presidency. It's a long, winding road. And right now, she's looking forward to helping women and girls...  relaxing at home... shall we say: baking cookies?

53 comments:

traditionalguy said...

She needs to be baking some pizzas if she plans to catch up now.

Cain has been her nemesis since HillaryCare in 1993.

cassandra lite said...

She won't want to, but gosh, she'll just have to accept her president's insistence that she accept the veep slot on the ticket when the current veep, of his own accord, steps down to spend more time with his family. It's a done deal.

Tank said...

Yes, we're very comfortable with you being exiled to Outer Mongolia somewhere.

Another woman who made it on her own (by marrying a future president).

Hey, Hillary, you were "politically" born on third base. You didn't hit a triple. What the hell have you ever accomplished on your own.

Scott M said...

Never trust anyone with the last name Clinton that what's coming out of their mouth is actually what they mean.

Mary Beth said...

She's popular? With whom?

Scott M said...

She's popular? With whom?

Villagers.

rhhardin said...

Cattle futures r us.

chuck said...

Hilary has spent her life baking political cookies for the guys and fetching coffee, I don't see that she was ever much of a self starter. Doesn't mean she has no competence, but expecting her to initiate things is expecting too much.

E.M. Davis said...

Honestly, I think Hillary! would have been a better choice than Obama in 08.

pm317 said...

Go Hillary!! These fools don't deserve you.

How is that Obamacare working out for you all, left and right?

MadisonMan said...

It reads like a retirement announcement. But it isn't one.

ricpic said...

It's a full time job for Her Dykeness to wrest back Huma from the Weiner.

pm317 said...

I like how she says 'I could have sat home and baked cookies..' The woman is not kowtowing in a man's world and neither does she want to do some harmless little 'gardening in the WH' or parading in a Target store disguised.

Insufficiently Sensitive said...

It's the new version of baking cookies, and her carpetbagging 'listening tour'.

She has no executive experience aside from her State Department romp, and it's such an ossified bureaucracy it can run on its own leftwing procedures automatically.

She would be slightly less a disaster than Obama has been, but crookedness is no stranger to either Clinton.

E.M. Davis said...

Honestly, I think Hillary! would have been a better choice than Obama in 08.

Wait, she said "at the end of the day."

Nevermind.

edutcher said...

If I were Barry, I'd be watching my back right now.

How late can it be for him to be primaried?

pm317 said...

Go Hillary!! These fools don't deserve you.

But pm does, apparently.

How is that Obamacare working out for you all, left and right?

I must have missed something. At what point were any on the right all enthused about ZeroCare?

Oh, that's right. It was only people like pm.

Bruce Hayden said...

I do expect to see an Obama/Clinton 12 campaign. Yes, I think that Biden will fall on his sword for the cause and withdraw.

Obama is in big trouble. He probably knows it, and his smarter people surely know it. But, I don't see him wanting to give up the big house, servants, aircraft, limos, etc. without a fight. That, to him I think, is what the job is all about. Oh, and everyone fawning all over him.

But how can he win with a bumble head white bread as his VP? Surely, if the Dems can just fire up their base with a woman, and in particular, this woman, on their ticket, then the cause will be saved.

Not that having a woman on the ticket is a cinch for winning the Presidential election - just note the results the two times it was tried in the past.

But this woman is different. She was able to rise to power by merit of being married to one of the most gifted politicians of a generation. And, she stuck by him when his cigar was found in inappropriate locations (along with a misplaced stain on a blue dress). She deserves to be VP, and then after that triumph, when Obama cannot run again in 2016, the Presidency, all on her own.

Never mind that her Senate seat was paid for with pardons to felons on the run and Puerto Rican terrorists, or that her reign at State has been, to say this charitably, rather weak, or, probably more accurately, an abject failure. She deserves the job of VP.

Oh, and did I mention that she does appear to have some culpability in the Fast and Furious scandal? Or, that a lot of the corrupt players there seem to have come out of her Husband's Administration (lead by the intrepid Eric Holder, who so famously procured those pardons, and then lied about knowing the underlying facts.

p.s. Found out last week that the DoJ IG was Holder's assistant when he was US Attorney for D.C. under Clinton, and they signed numerous briefs together. No wonder he wants his IG to handle the scandal.

Sixty Grit said...

The short fat man with boobs in a pantsuit. She can go away now, and take her priapic, neglected "husband" with her. Go make him a ham sammich, fetch him a beer and shut the fuck up.

WV: sinista - yes, yes she is.

William said...

I like how liberal Democrats think that the pursuit of power is somehow more altruistic than the pursuit of wealth.

Ben Hammer said...

I ain't no ways tired!

Ann Althouse said...

"I ain't no ways tired!"

LOL. Ask Meade: that's what I said after I played the video. Mainly because of the fake southern accent.

Anyway, I love that old video. She was so intense. She had to tone it down for middle America. She's still toning it down. There's fire within, that we've never seen since that time dragged Tammy Wynette into the discussion.

X said...

There actually were things Tammy Wynette wouldn't put up with.

michaele said...

Bill looks oddly unenergetic standing along side his fiery, outspoken wife in those clips. She sure looks like the power player in that twosome.

Scott M said...

She sure looks like the power player in that twosome.

That's to be expected as she has the bigger penis.

Maguro said...

If there's anyone who's smaller than politics, it's Hillary.

AJ Lynch said...

Does this mean I will never hear her shrieking voice again?

bagoh20 said...

Hilary was hot then, and I suspect, in a way that Ironrailsironweights would appreciate.

bagoh20 said...

"She had to tone it down for middle America."

Oh, you mean those other people.

Pogo said...

Doubtless her cookies would taste like they were good for you.

Even the family dog would leave them untouched.

Pogo said...

It is long past time to bury the phrase "At the end of the day..."

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J said...

Hillary's definitely superior to Snow-white Bachmann and the Seven Dwarfs. And........as qualifed and as legitimate as Obama

t-man said...

Am I the only one seriously offended by the sexism in her statement that she would concentrate on "issues that affect women and girls"? I sure hope Chelsea and Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky, Jr. don't have any boys. They would be invisible in Hillary!'s eyes.

Scott M said...

They would be invisible in Hillary!'s eyes.

Her statement was as unoffensive, by today's PC standards, as it would have been offensive if a man in her position would have said he wanted to concentrate on issues that affect men and boys.

Mary Beth said...

Doubtless her cookies would taste like they were good for you.

Even the family dog would leave them untouched.


Good Housekeeping magazine usually has a cookie contest between the two potential first ladies. Hillary's recipe beat Barbara Bush's.

Pogo said...

"Hillary's recipe beat Barbara Bush's."

Hillary has a wonderful staff.



NTTAWWT.

Mary Beth said...

Forget the election, the woman who wins the cookie contest becomes first lady.

Hillary won the cookie contest twice with chocolate chip cookies against Barbara Bush's chocolate chip and Elizabeth Dole's pecan rolls.

Laura Bush (chocolate chip cookies) beat Tipper (ginger snaps) and Teresa (pumpkin spice cookies). The pumpkin spice recipe was not original even though it was submitted as such.

Michelle Obama (shortbread) beat Cindy McCain who learned nothing from the fuss over THK's non-original recipe and submitted an oatmeal butterscotch recipe that was very close to the one Hershey has on its website.

I wonder what cookie recipe Gloria Cain likes.

cubanbob said...

She isn't that dumb. She knows that Obama isn't going to drop out and the primary challenge will be very ugly. And she will lose the challenge. Even if Obama did drop out,the democrats are going to wiped out. She doesn't want to 'tarnish' the Clinton mystique.

Scott M said...

She doesn't want to 'tarnish' the Clinton mystique.

What do you think 2008 did to it?

jamboree said...

Wow. I haven't seen that in a long time. God, I like her so much better in that clip. She was such a focus- grouped mess by the time Bill left office, not quite as bad as Al Gore and his manly earth tones, but close.

I saw it on TV the first time, probably excerpted on the nightly news, but I was too young to care much about politics. It made no impression at all. I didn't see what the big deal was, but I didn't think much about it.

I remember the day they (the Image Police) officially muzzled Michelle too. It was during the campaign and she sequestered herself in the hotel room and reportedly ran up the tab with Champagne and Caviar while her husband spoke downstairs. I think of that whenever she obviously overspends. Foreshadowing.

Strelnikov said...

What a load of crap.

rcommal said...

Remember Santorum's advice about looking at who a politician's laying down with.

madAsHell said...

That's to be expected as she has the bigger penis.


No, but she is holding the cigar!!

cubanbob said...

Scott M said...
She doesn't want to 'tarnish' the Clinton mystique.

What do you think 2008 did to it?

10/17/11 3:04 PM

The Clinton's are 2 for 2 in presidential elections. Hillary doesn't want to ruin that. besides if she were to run and win, what is she going to win? Hillarycare by other name that is going crash and burn? An economy that left wing nostrums can't cure? She is her sixties, has bucks, a great retirement package, a great speaking tour future, she and Bill might finally have a marriage now that he is past his mid life crises and Chelsea might give her grandchildren. She isn't that foolish,she knows she can't win and even if she did, winning would be worse than losing. She already has had a hell of a ride.

cassandra lite said...

Hillary's cookies taste like chicken.

ampersand said...

I would have suspected gingerbread would be her favorite cookie and building material.

Once Brian Williams gushed on the news that Hillary Clinton topped a poll as the most admired woman,oddly never mentioning the numbers. Looking it up online, she topped the list at 7 percent, the next woman had 4 percent and the margin of error was 2 %.

The one good thing Obama did was cut the legs off this modern day Agrippina Minor.

rcocean said...

I keep forgetting. Is here last name Rodman, Clinton-Rodman, or just plain Clinton?

Synova said...

Whenever a woman talks about focusing on women and girls as if it's empowering instead of marginalizing, I sort of cringe.

Not that it's not important, of course. Causes are generally limited in scope and being limited in scope doesn't make them unimportant.

But they are inescapably limited in scope and people who go into this sort of advocacy tend to act like it's not.

And then, of course, the professional women's advocates, finding themselves marginalized, use it as proof of... something. Feminists are serial offenders in this.

Same thing for race, I think.

Consider the difference between a writer I know who has made his fantasy-culture Hispanic derived in order to potentially expand his market beyond our own borders, and another writer I've met who writes about (near as I can tell) being a Latina in New Mexico. He's trying to draw a larger circle while she's dominating her niche. Yet, it is a niche. That may well be exactly what she wants and I've got no gripe with it just as long as she doesn't start to complain about all the people who are uninterested in her niche.

Iapetus said...

She looks to me as if HRC's been putting on some weight lately, which is, for a woman, a sure sign she's running for nothing except the exit. Time for her to enjoy the hundreds of $millions that she and Bubba have been amassing the last few years. If anyone in the family will be running for office, it will be Chelsea...and I don't think she has either the knack or the blood lust for it.

JAL said...

Hillary will be 69 in 2016.

70 in 2017.

74 in 2021. (End of term one)

Unlike many women, I can do math.

I also know that Hillary Clinton is not Ronald Reagan.

Carnifex said...

HRC got to be where she is because of her mind. She thought Bill would be a good meal ticket to power so she fxxxed him. Beyond that she has been a stellar part of the SCOAMF's government. I will admit I would prefer her to Obama because at least Bill did to her what Obama is doing to us.

Troubled Voter said...

i think hillary is wonderful. clintonist triangulation is the epitome of government sanity, the closest thing running government like a company in the interest of its shareholders (some of whom have different classes of stock, but to all of whom the directors have a fiduciary duty). she's already proven herself a moderate worthy of the job

Althouse is also wrong with regard to intensity. we saw it in 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07u6uffKvpA

Teri said...

Mary Beth said...

Good Housekeeping magazine usually has a cookie contest between the two potential first ladies. Hillary's recipe beat Barbara Bush's.

The recipe Hillary produced was identical to the urban legend Nieman Marcus recipe that included oatmeal. It may have beat Barbara Bush's but it wasn't Hillary's.