Thursday, May 17, 2007

Okey dokey, artichokey

I generally shy away from talking politics on my blog because doing so risks comments from nutjobs who feel the need to use extremist language in attacking responding to my blasphemous beliefs in ridiculous concepts like the social contract.

As I get older, I find myself trying to emulate my grandfather, who I've only heard discuss politics once. That was also the one time I've heard him use a profane word: "What the hell is so wrong with feeding a kid and giving him a good education?"

Anyway, I was amused by this video. It would appear that Hillary Clinton's people are already working on her biggest weakness -- her image. That's an uphill battle. As someone with conservative in-laws, I can tell you that there are few people the American right hate more than Hillary. She is probably in the No. 4 spot behind Satan, Bill Clinton, and Islam.

I'm not really sure why they dislike Hillary so much. It might be that thing of fearing women in power, but that doesn't explain why I dislike her. I have no problem with women in power. I think they are just as capable of fucking everything up as are men. But I can't say I've ever been a fan of Hillary.

When I was a member of the Global Media Conspiracy, spreading socialist lies and helping to kick God out of America's schools, I would occasionally come across a story about Hillary saying something about something and find myself agreeing with her.

"Hey universal health care. That's a good idea.*"

"Hey, not being dependent on crazy people for the stuff that makes the nation go. That sounds reasonable."

But I just can't get over the fact that I really don't like her. I don't know why. I just... don't. And clearly I'm not the only one who thinks this way. More than a year before the election, her team is putting her on YouTube in hopes of softening her image. I sense this will be her main problem in her quest for the presidency. I hereby predict that 75 to 85 percent of punditry focuses not on her issues, but the fact that she's, you know, kind of bitchy-lookin'.

-- Extra points to you if you get the reference in the headline --

*My feeling on this has strengthened since moving here. For all the problems with the NHS (and there are many), the absence of such a system strikes me as shockingly stupid and short-sighted.


Anonymous said...

Dude she is Welsh American! That should be enough to like her just a little bit. Her father was from the mining communities of Pennsylvania. I think she was also a Baptist!! Her father won a football (surely should have been rugby!!) scholarship.

Chware teg i Hillary mae un o ni!!!
She mentions it in one of her books!!

Chris Cope said...

She's Methodist, actually. My dad -- a Methodist -- is very proud of that. Of course, George W. Bush is also a Methodist...

Brian said...

Isn't it a favorite phrase of hers? Must be because she's from the Midwest; we say crap like that all the time.

Anonymous said...

The present office-holder is Hillary's greatest asset.

You could run a baboon for President and he'd probably look good by comparison with GWB.