Skip to comments.For Better or for Worse - Why the Clintons will stay married, win or lose.
Posted on 04/14/2008 6:11:13 AM PDT by vietvet67
When Bill and Hillary Clinton's friends say they are exactly the same in public and privatewell, except for the F-bombsthey tend to mean it literally: "I don't think I've ever heard them talk about anything but politics," says a friend who has known them since the McGovern campaign. Many a public person seems to feel cozier in crowds, abler at rope lines than at intimacy. But former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta describes the Clintons' entire existence as the constant forward motion of two people who are "living, eating, drinking, and breathing politics"to the point that Bill was always trying to line up recreational Democratic meet-and-greets even when he was supposed to be on vacation. "It's very surreal. You see a lot of drive and ambition" in Washington, of course, "but never like the Clintons, where it's ceaseless." Asked whether the president and the senator are at all distinguishable in that regard, Panetta says, "Probably she more than heshe being a human being, after allit takes a toll on her." Yet even when the more flesh-and-blood half of the entity known as Theclintons does take a night off, it can turn into a busman's holiday, as when, according to their biographer Sally Bedell Smith, they spent their 25th anniversary, in October of 2000, at home in Chappaqua, N.Y., watching a Bush-Gore presidential debate. Which is not at all to say that their marriage is the dispassionate alliance some critics take it for: Would you accuse two hard-core philatelists of only being in it for the stamps?
Before she announced that she was in the presidential race to the finish and would march on Denver if it came to that, the big Hillary questions were: Just how mad is she at Mr. Bigmouth?
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Headline should read: For BTTTER or Worse.
BITTER—sorry. A coffee deficit here.
Who the frick cares?
I bet big they split, just for the record.
Everywhere this article uses the word “politics”, instead substitute the phrase “gaining power”. E.g. ever since the McGovern campaign, they have talked about gaining power.
They are co-conspirators in so many illegal activities that they probably stay together to avoid incriminating each other and to keep the other one quiet.
This is, and always has been, a strange sort of marriage. There is the marriage with sex and love; the marriage without sex but with love; the marriage without love but with sex, the marriage with neither sex nor love. Whatever sex or love comes to this marriage comes from the outside, with little validation from the partner, and the business aspect is the main structure that keeps these two together.
Nobody wants to run a DNA test on Chelsea. That would be too devastating. Either to those who don’t believe Bill is the genetic father, or to the alternate crowd who do sincerely believe Bill is the father. The most startling finding would be if NEITHER Bill nor Hillary were the genetic parents of Chelsea, that she was in fact adopted, and Hillary had only faked a pregnancy.
Those people are sick.
Right. Each one knows enough about the other to put both of them in Federal prison - if we ever get a President with backbone and testacles.
As long as Bill can get nookie on the side, all is good.
No reason for them to divorce. For all intents and purposes they haven’t been a real married couple in years . . . and their financial prospects are enhanced as long as they can present themselves as some kind of cross between a political machine and a carnival freak show.
Interesting puff piece, ghastly conclusion.
The world is always a better place, when death calls those who have dehuminized it.