Skip to comments.Why Hillary is 'most admired woman... and why Laura Bush isn't
Posted on 01/05/2004 3:00:04 PM PST by WrightOnTarget
The annual poll of the "most admired" man and woman in the United States was recently published, and some were surprised to see that, out of 1,004 people questioned, 16 percent most admired Hillary Rodham Clinton. This may mark the first time a politician has polled higher numbers with the general public than within their own family, but it's also the second year in a row that Hillary has topped the list over the current first lady. The question now is: "Why?"
Coming in second, 7 percent listed Oprah Winfrey as the woman they most admire. This is at least somewhat understandable. Many people would kill to have a billion dollars, daily motivational teas and sanctimony instruction from Maya Angelou, and the ability to call Dr. Phil at 3 o'clock in the morning and have him pick up on the first ring.
Laura Bush was named as the most admired woman by only 6 percent. Maybe the first lady's life just isn't exciting to some. After all, she's married to a guy whom she never catches being inflated like a human air mattress by a giggling intern who is knee-deep in a meat-lovers pizza. Laura's life just isn't the thrill ride some of us are after, and it is reflected in the poll.
Laura Bush also stays more in the background by not tinkering with things she knows nothing about. Hillary began by attempting to create the "Spruce Goose" of federal programs, diving headlong into a blind attempt to establish national health care. The effort failed miserably in concept, and had it actually been tried, would have had disastrous consequences and cemented Hillary's place as the Wile E. Coyote of Washington, D.C.
To add to the lack of excitement, these days, there are no throw downs and tickle-fights with the lead White House counsel, and then after he's found dead, commencing to grieve in the standard Clinton fashion by rifling the office of the deceased and removing the information from computer hard drives. It was a touching farewell to a good friend, and an admirable trait to 16 percent of us.
In addition, Laura Bush's stare isn't nearly icy and hypnotically evil enough. To garner public admiration, oftentimes, the public needs to be forced to admire. One thing is for certain Hillary usually gets her way, and it starts with a gaze that, when it is cast upon you, makes you feel like somebody lined your underwear with Blue Ice.
There's a fine art to the Hillary glance. It's a look that can cut through glass and simply oozes crazed megalomania, while at the same time attempts to maintain a soft feminine demeanor like June Cleaver after receiving a double cornea transplant, courtesy of Charles Manson.
Americans voting in the "most admired" poll must also know that, when Laura Bush leaves office, she won't do her part to maintain the integrity and honor of the White House by stealing a small part of it to display at home. The Clintons were so used to being taken by China that they took the china. Laura Bush will leave behind all that beautiful stuff. Such a cavalier approach and a lack of appreciation for the majesty of the office is, for at least 16 percent of us, unforgivable.
This must be how Hillary's famous pantsuit tradition began. Any woman who's worn a skirt with a smuggled 1,700-piece Lenox Tea Service stuffed down their panty hose knows that other fashion options must be found in order to keep it properly hidden.
There are so many other reasons that 16 percent of us greatly admire Hillary. Those of us who have never had a crooked lawyer for a brother, and a brother-in-law who makes Billy Carter seem like he could have been British royalty, would love to know what it's like.
Many women must want to know the feeling of having a husband who yells out their name during sex ... but only after she barges in and catches him. Sixteen percent of us admire shady land deals that send "friends" to prison, firing honest people so cronies can have jobs, shameless carpetbagging, and a shrill yell that leaves your eardrums feeling like they've been worked over by a dozen amphetamine-addicted woodpeckers.
One thing about the poll that shines negatively upon Hillary is that only 3 percent of respondents said that the man they most admire is former President Bill Clinton. Bubba's 3 percent compared to Hillary's whopping 16 percent tells us that, while a whole lot of people would like to be Hillary Clinton, hardly anybody in the world wants to be married to her.
By Doug Powers
Well, for starters the average American voter is as dumb as a turkey dropping.
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16% in my books is very low regards.
Hillary is considered more of a celebrity, the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna, both wholesale freaks.
Ross Perot's congenital hatred for the Bush family and Democrats' Nazi-like demonization of the economy fooled too many people.
The American sheeple class, mostly women, need a strong leader to persuade them how to vote.
Bet Laura knows plenty more than this author is giving her credit for. She prefers to keep a low profile and doesn't consider herself to be co-president.
All Hillarys yelling and screaming did no good what so ever. It would probably just take a few quiet words from Laura to get W back on track.
Plus she has the most beautiful smile.
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