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Hillary: Why politics? I was terrible at everything else!
Townhall.com ^ | 17 May 2006 | Jeff Emanuel

Posted on 05/16/2006 6:50:34 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

"She's a former first lady, a United States senator, and a potential 2008 presidential candidate. But to hear Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton tell it, all of that pales in comparison to her real childhood dreams," reported Newsday in an attempted puff piece on the junior Senator from New York.

"My whole life has been a speed bump," she said to laughs."

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Failed at everything she ever tried, so she decided to go into politics. And this woman wants to be President?

"'I wanted desperately to be an Olympic athlete,' Clinton said Monday at a Purchase College symposium on Title IX, the 1972 law" which imposed sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding, requiring them to cut programs for males if there was a higher percentage of male participation than the percentage of males in the student body. "I tried everything. I ran every race, and if I was really lucky I finished second to last...I couldn't jump, I couldn't run, I couldn't swim." Sounds like 99% of folks who dream of being elite athletes. If everybody could do it, nobody would be "elite," would they?

The article continues: "After determining she'd never be an athlete, she set her sights on becoming an astronaut.

"So I wrote to NASA and said, 'How do I sign up to be an astronaut?"' she said. "And they wrote back very politely and said, 'We don't take girls."'

Next went the dream of a career in medicine.

"I volunteered at the hospital but kept getting lightheaded and woozy when I saw anyone in any kind of distress," she said. " Yep, sounds like she made a good choice not to be a doctor.

"She also abandoned hopes of becoming a scientist or mathematician because she didn't have the best grades in those subjects." First, yet another reason for her not to be a doctor. Second, wasn't the President of Harvard forced to resign for even so much as suggesting that a female might have trouble in a math or science class? Yep, thought so.

"That, she said, left her current career choice --one that was shaped at the family dinner table.

"We had the most lively, contentious dinner table conversations that probably anybody has endured," Clinton recalled of her family's mealtime public policy debates. "I thought well, I do like to study what goes on in the world around me, I adore government as a subject in school, I'm very interested in politics and history. So I went to law school."

Despite all those apparent setbacks, Clinton urged students in the audience to pursue their dreams by believing in themselves and ignoring obstacles in their path.

"My whole life has been a speed bump," she said to laughs."

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Failed at everything she ever tried, so she decided to go into politics. And this woman wants to be President?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodydisgrace; clintoon; hildebeaste; hitlery; mrsbj; speedbump; trainwreck; wearethepresident; witchofwashington
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Speed bumps are something the Kennedys never worry about...
1 posted on 05/16/2006 6:50:39 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

She can always fall back to remaining a Capo. She has the credentials.


2 posted on 05/16/2006 6:54:43 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Aussie Dasher

With Hillary's record of non-truthfulness, I am not sure how much of this story I can believe.

This sounds a bit like I-was-named-after-Sir Edmund-Hillary-and-Chelsea-was jogging-around-the WTC.


3 posted on 05/16/2006 6:55:06 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"So I wrote to NASA and said, 'How do I sign up to be an astronaut?"' she said. "And they wrote back very politely and said, 'We don't take girls."'

I believe this one like I believe she is named afer Sir Edmund Hilary, except he didn't climb Everest till several years after she was born! Too bad she wasn't named Tenzing!

4 posted on 05/16/2006 6:55:57 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Aussie Dasher
"My whole life has been a speed bump," she said to laughs

Those aren't speed bumps, they're just the ripples on your thighs slowin you down.

5 posted on 05/16/2006 6:56:12 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Aussie Dasher

and all this time I thought she was a commodities wiz!!!!


6 posted on 05/16/2006 6:56:36 PM PDT by mo
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To: Aussie Dasher; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Smartass; dixiechick; Boazo; smoothsailing; ...
She recently retracted a statement she made about young people after Chelsea got after her!


7 posted on 05/16/2006 6:57:07 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Schumer obtained a law degree, too. But it didn't take him as long, as it took Hillary, to figure out he'd prefer being a politician.


8 posted on 05/16/2006 6:57:26 PM PDT by syriacus (In WWII , INS "data mined" addresses + opened mail of citizens who communicated with detainees)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Failed at everything she ever tried, so she decided to go into politics. And this woman wants to be President?

Yes she does and no she should never be. God help us all if she gets elected. What are the immigration policies Down Under?

9 posted on 05/16/2006 6:57:48 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Aussie Dasher
Her attempt to take 1/7th of the US economy in the medical field as socialized medicine did not make her good at politics.
10 posted on 05/16/2006 6:58:39 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

And .. she's terrible at politics!

This woman has NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS to her credit .. NONE! So she's correct, she has failed at everything she has tried.


11 posted on 05/16/2006 6:58:55 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-by Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: Rummyfan

IF it happens (God forbid), let's talk.

We can always do with a few more conservative folk down here!


12 posted on 05/16/2006 6:59:34 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher


And the only reason she got to the top in politics is that she was sleeping with the boss.


13 posted on 05/16/2006 6:59:36 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: CyberAnt

She can grow cankels like no one else


14 posted on 05/16/2006 7:00:26 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: potlatch

Hillary: young people today expect to be given $50K to $75K yearly salaried jobs without having to work for them.

Chelsea Clinton, hired out of Oxford, where I don't believe she actually completed the requirements for graduation, walks into a six-figure job with an elite NY consulting firm. What were her credentials exactly, other than being the daughter of Bill and Hil (and many doubt even that, unfortunately Web Hubbell can't tell us the truth)?


15 posted on 05/16/2006 7:01:16 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Aussie Dasher
Hillary is just appealing to her core voter base of complete idiots. You know, the idiots who believe this insincere drivel.


16 posted on 05/16/2006 7:01:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Hillary is just appealing to her core voter base of complete idiots. You know, the idiots who believe this insincere drivel.


17 posted on 05/16/2006 7:01:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: Fido969

Who WASN'T sleeping with "the boss"???


18 posted on 05/16/2006 7:01:39 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The Hillary quotes are correct and are from a fairly recent speech of hers. The "world's smartest woman" had poor grades in math and science. Wasn't there a talking Barbie a few years back that scandalized the feminists by saying "math is hard?" Well, someone needs to so tweak the talking Hillary doll to say it.


19 posted on 05/16/2006 7:01:57 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Aussie Dasher

Will keep that in mind. I could get used to the summer at Christmas thing!


20 posted on 05/16/2006 7:02:06 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Aussie Dasher
Speed bumps are something the Kennedys never worry about...

Speed bumps are nothing but hemorrhoids on a homosexual.

21 posted on 05/16/2006 7:02:41 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Fido969

Jane fonda ?


22 posted on 05/16/2006 7:03:28 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: Rummyfan

Christmas at the beach is much more fun than Christmas in six feet of snow.


23 posted on 05/16/2006 7:03:37 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"I thought well, I do like to study what goes on in the world around me, I adore government as a subject in school, I'm very interested in politics and history."

Unfortunately, she took the easy way out here to...


24 posted on 05/16/2006 7:03:50 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Aussie Dasher
The only thing Hellary is good at is scaring people
25 posted on 05/16/2006 7:03:58 PM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"I volunteered at the hospital but kept getting lightheaded and woozy when I saw anyone in any kind of distress," she said."

Here's why she's dizzy:


26 posted on 05/16/2006 7:04:38 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: johniegrad

Thanks for the mental picture. I can now skip lunch...


27 posted on 05/16/2006 7:04:58 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Or was it that testicles were nothing but mudflaps on a homosexual?


28 posted on 05/16/2006 7:06:52 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

Keep going and dinner won't be looking flash, either...


29 posted on 05/16/2006 7:08:14 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Don't forget the howler Hitlery told about trying to join the marines.

My idiot neighbor says that he would vote for her because "...she's not a socialist like Bush!"

Lotsa ding-a-lings like that voting in Washington state.

30 posted on 05/16/2006 7:08:57 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: Aussie Dasher

I had a nice dinner, maybe I'll go to bed soon.


31 posted on 05/16/2006 7:09:13 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

Sleep well. I'm reaching for the Alka Seltzer!


32 posted on 05/16/2006 7:10:27 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Thank you. What is it, about noon over there now?


33 posted on 05/16/2006 7:11:49 PM PDT by johniegrad
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Bill Clinton- why Gennifer, Monika, etc?? Cause Hillary was terrible at everything!!


34 posted on 05/16/2006 7:12:01 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Isn't this story almost two weeks old?


35 posted on 05/16/2006 7:13:06 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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Yes... blame NASA because they wouldn't take girls?

Horsesh*T!

She'd have to be proven before they'd let her in. (Like to see that letter.)

Sorry... she doesn't have a real strong track record of honesty!

She's a legend in her own mind!

36 posted on 05/16/2006 7:13:36 PM PDT by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hillarius has admitted to all that she-it is nothing but a quitter and a nagging complainer.


Her only claim to fame is her name. Named after, uh wait, before!, Sir Edmund Hillary actually accomplished something.


37 posted on 05/16/2006 7:15:04 PM PDT by HighWheeler ("Detente. Isn't that what a farmer has with his turkey until Thanksgiving Day?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: potlatch
Hey Potlatch...Looking good!
Fits her to a Tee.

 

38 posted on 05/16/2006 7:16:52 PM PDT by Smartass (Vaya con Dios)
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To: johniegrad

16 minutes past noon, to be exact.

A lovely, sunny day in Melbourne.


39 posted on 05/16/2006 7:17:15 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: DCPatriot

Could be. First I've seen it, though.


40 posted on 05/16/2006 7:18:12 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

...and many would enjoy living in your great country. But my understanding is that the Australian government doesn't allow non-citizens to hold a job.

Is that true?

(I was told this by an American who married an Aussie Sheila. He wanted to live there a few years, but wasn't allowed to work, so they came to the U.S.)


41 posted on 05/16/2006 7:18:32 PM PDT by Clique (And I am right, And you are right, And all is right as right can be! -- A.S. Gilbert (prophetic)
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To: Aussie Dasher

About 3 years ago, I visited EnZed for a job interview. Considered looking in your country. Nonetheless, I liked that part of the world. Hope to cross paths with you again soon, FRiend.


42 posted on 05/16/2006 7:20:15 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Aussie Dasher
"I volunteered at the hospital but kept getting lightheaded and woozy when I saw anyone in any kind of distress"

But she got over all that soon enough.

43 posted on 05/16/2006 7:22:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Clique

Not true. Like other foreign coutries with a socialized medical system, they are always looking for physicians, nurses, etc. Arrangements can be made if your qualifications are right.


44 posted on 05/16/2006 7:22:03 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Aussie Dasher
Despite all those apparent setbacks, Clinton urged students in the audience to pursue their dreams by believing in themselves and ignoring obstacles in their path.




And, you know, she is also named after Sir Hillary???
Hmmmm!!!
45 posted on 05/16/2006 7:22:12 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Aussie Dasher

She seemed to be pretty good at Cattle Futures.


46 posted on 05/16/2006 7:24:54 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: johniegrad

Oh, medical professionals. But most of us aren't.

So what about ordinary jobs, e.g. butcher, baker, candlestick maker, teachers, etc. ??


47 posted on 05/16/2006 7:25:37 PM PDT by Clique (And I am right, And you are right, And all is right as right can be! -- A.S. Gilbert (prophetic)
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To: Clique

Don't know the answer to that question but I'm sure the law of supply and demand applies. I thought about NZ or AUS because I was in a financial position to take on the lower salaries. If you have some interest in working there, it is easy to google up job opportunities and check the government websites to see what they are looking for. Go at it. Maybe you'll find something you like.


48 posted on 05/16/2006 7:28:22 PM PDT by johniegrad
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49 posted on 05/16/2006 7:28:42 PM PDT by Clique (I am right, And you are right, And all is right as right can be! - A.S. Gilbert (prophetic words))
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To: Aussie Dasher
Yep, when all else fails, ... law school!

"'I wanted desperately to be an Olympic athlete,' Clinton said Monday...

Too bad for her that lying and deception aren't Olympic sports.

50 posted on 05/16/2006 7:28:54 PM PDT by Fruitbat
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