Skip to comments.Cool Hillary shines in hostage crisis ["Dress Rehearsal" for President Alert!]
Posted on 12/01/2007 6:58:46 PM PST by melt
BY modern American standards it was a very minor crisis, but a bizarre hostage-taking episode at one of Hillary Clintons presidential campaign offices in New Hampshire on Friday offered the former first lady an unexpected opportunity to display her leadership qualities.
Clinton was far from the scene and never at risk from a mentally unstable man who eventually surrendered to police after holding three campaign workers hostage. Yet her calm demeanour and authoritative response to a potentially ugly drama was yesterday earning her widespread praise.
Clinton followed the incident from her home in Washington, then flew to New Hampshire to meet the workers once they were released. A local man identified as Leeland Eisenberg was taken into custody and the bomb he claimed to have strapped to his chest turned out to be warning flares.
The incident followed a series of bitter exchanges among presidential candidates of both parties over who is the best equipped to lead America at a time of terrorist threats. Clinton has been mocked for suggesting that her experience as first lady qualified her for the presidency. She has never run anything, noted Mitt Romney, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts.
Yet several campaign analysts noted yesterday that Clinton did not put a foot wrong as the hostage drama unfolded. There was a sense that this was a dress rehearsal of how she was going to deal with . . . [a] crisis as president, noted Robert Thompson, a media specialist at Syracuse University.
Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, told the Politico.com website that Hillary managed to look and sound presidential as she joined police at a New Hampshire press conference.
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Co-Presidents B911 and H911ary Clinton also remained cool during the 1st World Trade Center bombing in '93--- and when they allowed Osama Bin Laden to escape 3 times.
And, of course, 9/11 happened on Bush's watch...
She’s used to it. Her narcissistic husband, after years of cocaine use, is a mentally unstable sociopath.
Engineered for your subjugation.
What happened? Did Waco turn out peacefully?
More of the significant “experience” she’s always harping about.
Sigh, like a talking points memo from her campaign. Written in advance?
Why did she stay hidden for so long? Why did she wait until it was over before she came to the scene? People needed to see here nearby to know that everything would be OK, and in their time of need, she was off in some undisclosed location, leaving her staff hanging.
At least, That’s how I remember the democrats complainging about Bush on 9/11.
Blah, blah, blah (in a British accent).
Murdoch must have sent word that it’s support Hillary time.
We all deserve a tremendous round of applause and a great big ‘attaboy’ pat on the back for our cool resolve during this hostage crisis. This shows that we’d make a fine president. I hereby cast my nomination for all of us.
ROTFLOL!! And .. pray tell how did she show her "leadership qualities" ..?? Did she lead the swat team into the office ..?? Or perhaps she used an AK-47 to keep the intruder at bay ..?? I think I'll just throw up if I see one more of these outrageously idiotic articles about Hillary. Obviously, the dinosaur media is convinced we're stupid - but we have already figured out HILLARY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO LEADERSHIP!!
“Yet her calm demeanour and authoritative response to a potentially ugly drama was yesterday earning her widespread praise.”
Horsefeces! She was totally detached from this incident as she was far far away from it all, and the praise is coming by bucketfulls from her opportunistic enablers attempting to capitalize on the event.
Opportunity has knocked on the Clinton Campaign door, and they have opened the door and dragged it inside with gusto.
Atomic MSM Kneepads Barf Alert.
She made this a campaign stop. People working to elect her are threatened and held hostage, and she immediately moves in to use it for her campaign. And what the hell were all those cops doing standing behind her? Don’t they have a job to do?
Did this writer have kneepads on? This is trash.
Poor Hillary and her non-ordeal. Like the police had nothing to do with resolving the crisis, but the great Senator from NY showed her take charge prowess.
Gag me a spoon!!!!
Doug I love the way you put that! ROTFL
Com’on Scott, you wrote this didn’t you?
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