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Everybody Hates Hillary
Now, even the left is coming out against her. Katrina Vanden Heuvel writes of Clinton's fundraising email, "Changing the Senate," that didn't mention bringing the troops home (apparently, an issue Dems have been advised to avoid!). (And frankly, how can we, considering the state we've left Iraq in?). Here's an excerpt from Vanden Heuvel's blog item about Clinton:

But in her 672 word email (hint to Dems: your emails are too long) calling for "change," how many times did Senator Clinton mention Iraq? You guessed it--not a mention.

Healthcare costs, education, energy, and New Orleans–-all critical issues--are each mentioned in the NY Senator's appeal, along with this assertion: "I know that Democrats like you are ready to stand up and take on these tough challenges."

Hillary's right on this. But Democrats and independents are also taking a stand on changing course in Iraq while leading Democrats run for cover. Where is their passion and attention on an issue that is paramount in voters' concerns?

Three years, 20,000 U.S. casualties, up to $300 billion in direct war expenditures and close to $1 trillion in estimated total costs--and still no position? If not now, when?

Here's an idea: contact Hillary, the DSCC, and the DCCC--tell them until they take a stand for you, you won't take a stand for them either. The bank is closed. Because while they might not listen to the people, we know that money still talks in Washington.

And while I hated Hillary's health care plan, I've been reading her ideas (on children's rights in New York Review of Books) since long before I knew who Bill Clinton was, and I'd vote for her in a second. Unfortunately, I can't imagine her being elected.

Posted by aalkon at March 19, 2006 8:56 AM

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> And frankly, how can we, considering
> the state we've left Iraq in?

This quagmire stuff is insane. The LAT opinion page is full of it today. (Copy that sentence for later reference.) It's no a quagmire, it's a commitment... Yes, we're going to be there for a long time. Can anyone over age six be surprised by this? I knew it in February 2003, and I'm dim.

> I'd vote for her in a second.

Arrrgh! Amy, no! Uggh!

> Unfortunately, I can't imagine
> her being elected.

Allright then.

Posted by: Crid at March 19, 2006 9:56 AM

I'll vote for her; I'll even campaign for her; I would LOVE it if she would win. But I agree that I don't think she would win the race for president.

Posted by: MissPinkKate at March 19, 2006 10:30 AM

She's very much against gay marriage, which I think will spur the radical left on to quash any chance of her getting the nomination.

Posted by: Jackie at March 19, 2006 1:16 PM

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