Skip to comments.Why is there one rule for Bill Clinton and another for Hillary?
Posted on 09/29/2017 3:40:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
As Hillary Clintons book tour chugs on around the US, two opinion pieces keep popping up. The first, which always appears under the headline Hillary Clinton still doesnt get it, asks when this woman is going to shut up and why she is still blaming others for the election. The other, with equal frequency, demands: Why do people keep telling Hillary Clinton to shut up?, god forbid a woman should have an opinion.
Honestly, its exhausting, and at this point I have no idea which side to take, although it strikes me that the terms of the disagreement exactly mirror those that encumbered her candidacy. If Clinton hasnt moved on, then neither has anyone else and that is the most depressing thing of all. As for her failure to get it, I imagine she doesnt. Theres a good line in the New Yorker profile of Gloria Allred, which compares its subject, the most famous lawyer in the US and a divisive figure, with Clinton, who is her friend: Each seems temperamentally incapable of absorbing the charge of self-interest, having woven self-interest together so tightly with an interest in the public good.
What interests me about the attacks on Clinton is not how visceral they still are, but how they come from people who retain warm feelings for her husband. As far as I can tell, Hillary Clinton is no further to the right on any issue than Bill; in fact theres an argument that her career-long focus on childrens rights and the family puts her somewhat to the left of him. And yet many of those who are happy to overlook Bills corporate speeches and the glad-handing with billionaires, hate his wife for just those reasons.
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Because Bill Clinton actually won the presidency twice and his wifes campaign is one of the greatest flops in American electoral history?
Wrong question. The correct question is why there is one set of laws for the Clintons, and another for the rest of us.
You mean wife’s CAMPAIGNS, plural.
God!!!! That makes me SO happy.
Well gee, Bill isn’t going around the nation day after day hawking a book blaming a different person for a loss, like his (pretend) wife does every ten minutes.
Folks have Wobbler Fatigue.
“Because Bill Clinton actually won the presidency twice and his wifes campaign is one of the greatest flops in American electoral history?”
You beat me to it
The horror! The horror!
One’s a rapist. One’s a murderer. But “what’s the difference?”
Some guys will try anything to get laid.
I may have just found the first guy I support getting a sex change...
No, dear, that's vomit. Vomit is warm.
Who’s the person “stealing” attention from Hillary?
f u n n y
One of my hometown peeps.
If I were it, I’d keep someone near who could prevent me from hurting myself.
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