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Why Hillary Clinton can't drive any more and other tales of deskilling
The Guardian ^ | January 28, 2014 | Leo Benedictus

Posted on 01/29/2014 7:52:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The former First Lady admits she hasn't driven a car for 18 years. But she's far from being the only privileged person to have forgotten how to do things the rest of us take for granted.

"One of the regrets I have about my public life is that I can't drive any more," Hillary Clinton told a car dealers' conference on Monday. Among her most painful memories, you suspect this doesn't rank all that high. Yet the remark is a reminder of how wealth and power tend to separate people from normal life, and how they don't always like it. Clinton has not driven a car since 1996, on the instructions of the secret service, and it is something that her husband pines for too. "Whenever I'm on the golf course I always make them let me drive the golf cart," Bill Clinton has said.

In the case of former prime minister Tony Blair, it was the advent of digital technology that utterly passed him by when he took office in 1997. By his own account, it was 10 years before he got a personal email address or learned to text or use a mobile phone.

For Harry Redknapp, you suspect, not having to use technology is one of the unsung advantages of a career in football. "I can't work a computer," he told police before being acquitted of tax-dodging. "I don't know what an email is … I have never sent a fax and I've never even sent a text message." In a more recent trial, Charles Saatchi was said to have such an objection to using electronic payment cards that he took to keeping a plastic bag full of cash on top of the fridge....

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elites; hillary; royalty; wealthy

1 posted on 01/29/2014 7:52:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one ever forgets how to iron shirts though. I’m sure she remembers.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 7:56:10 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wait till she tries to turn on the lights.

And the brights?? No Hillary...the floor didn't move.

And wait till the anti-lock brakes kicks in...

3 posted on 01/29/2014 7:57:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She can still fling an ashtray with pinpoint accuracy at 20 yards.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 8:01:39 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yet the remark is a reminder of how wealth and power tend to separate people from normal life, and how they don't always like it

Oh, the poor darlings.

5 posted on 01/29/2014 8:03:22 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As an aside, a lot of people may not know that the egregious Keith Olbermann, late of MSNBC, can't drive a car either. It makes him too frantic to function. He had a driver clause in his contract when he started with ESPN.
6 posted on 01/29/2014 8:08:00 AM PST by Old North State
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary can drive.... you to drink.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 8:10:29 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Old North State
As an aside, a lot of people may not know that the egregious Keith Olbermann, late of MSNBC, can't drive a car either. It makes him too frantic to function. He had a driver clause in his contract when he started with ESPN.

From Wikipedia:

In August 1980, he [...] suffered a head injury while leaping onto a New York City Subway train. This head injury permanently upset his equilibrium, resulting in his avoidance of driving.

8 posted on 01/29/2014 8:20:29 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: windsorknot

“One of the regrets I have about my public life is that I can’t drive any more,” .......

Did we expect she would even mention having regret for her words, “What Difference Does It Make”? I didn’t think so either.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 8:21:32 AM PST by DaveA37
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10 posted on 01/29/2014 8:29:50 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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LOL...BTTT!


11 posted on 01/29/2014 8:30:22 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s lying again. It’s been longer than 18 years. She was driven as the wife of the gov.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 8:47:02 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Old North State

Doesn’t he have some some of vision problem as well?


13 posted on 01/29/2014 8:48:27 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Sacajaweau
And wait till the anti-lock brakes kicks in...

I bet the beastiss would know exactly how to defeat the anti-theft system

14 posted on 01/29/2014 8:50:54 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

And wait till the anti-lock brakes kicks in...

I bet the beastiss would know exactly how to defeat the anti-theft system

for the common good, of course.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 8:51:41 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sacajaweau

Then there the lessons she taught.

Hillary went to Harvard to teach the Texas bimbo running for governor to bake cookies for her husband and kids


16 posted on 01/29/2014 8:56:44 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wondered why the hit and run list decreased.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 9:16:10 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: bert
Hillary went to Harvard to teach the Texas bimbo running for governor to bake cookies for her husband and kids.

Please.

Harvard's given itself a bad enough name without Hillary.

She graduated from Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

18 posted on 01/29/2014 9:19:12 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She doesn’t need the DUI on her record (though it’d be the least of sins).

Cue the picture of her drinking on the airplane.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 9:52:17 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: clintonh8r
I have a vision problem with Hillary. I can't see her being elected president.

CC

20 posted on 01/29/2014 10:11:22 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK, somehow or other this is an attempt to vet an issue. I’m betting she has a medical or vision issue that prevents her from driving. They don’t want us to know what the issue is as it would cause problems in a run for President.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 11:16:57 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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