Skip to comments.What Should We Call Hillary Clinton? (William The Second?)
Posted on 02/23/2007 6:36:38 AM PST by yoe
Last week, Seattle PI columnist Susan Paynter said that calling her "Hillary", or "Mrs. Clinton" is unfairly dismissive. (That column got enough reactions so that Paynter wrote this follow-up.) We should, said Paynter, call her "Senator Clinton".
[snip] What's missing is her surname. Someone has apparently decided that Mrs. Clinton will be the first major single-name candidate since 1952, when Ike's P.R. gurus realized that "Eisenhower" was tough to fit on a bumper sticker.
Mrs. Clinton announced her intentions via the Internet on a Web site called "Hillary for President. Incredibly, on the day of her announcement, the name "Clinton" did not appear anywhere in the long text on the site's home page except when linking to articles from The Associated Press and The Washington Post, and at the very bottom in the obligatory fine print: "Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee."
When all is said and done, I'll be happy with "Loser of 2008 Election".
The Heinous Harridan
Two of my favorites:
PJ ORoarke - Hugo Chavez in a pantsuit
Hillary ROB 'EM Clinton
I hope to call her "Former Senator and Presidential candidate".
We should call Hillary Clinton what she is: a dirty little Sixties Marxist.
They do not like that.
See you next Tuesday
5 points to the person who figures out what I mean.
Think in acronym terms
Repugnant Reprobate Rodham
Need to ask her what she plans to accomplish during this her third term as co-president and why she didn't tackle these issues in the 1990s.
She Who Must Not Be Elected.
One bit of Democrat backlash she faces in this race is that people see:
1980 Ronald Reagan/George HW Bush
1984 Ronald Reagan/George HW Bush
1988 George HW Bush/Dan Quayle
1992 Bill-Hillary Clinton (our first co-presidents)/Al Gore
1996 Bill-Hillary Clinton/Al Gore
2000 George W Bush/Dick Cheney
2004 George W Bush/Dick Cheney
and the possibly of Hillary Clinton again in immediate succession. Two families at the top for potentially 30 years (2008/2012).
What the Democrats don't acknowledge is how incestuous their presidential tickets have always been. There hasn't been a lot of blood in the running.
1892 Democrat ticket: Grover Cleveland/Adlai Stevenson WON
1896 Democrat ticket: William Bryan/Arthur Sewall(Thomas Watson) LOST
1900 Democrat ticket: William Bryan/Adlai Stevenson LOST
1908 Democrat ticket: William Bryan/John Kern LOST
1924 Democrat ticket: John Davis/Charles Bryan LOST
1952 Democrat ticket: Adlai Stevenson II/John Sparkman LOST
1956 Democrat ticket: Adlai Stevenson II/Estes Kefauver LOST
1992 Democrat ticket: William Clinton/Albert Gore Jr. WON
1996 Democrat ticket: William Clinton/Albert Gore Jr. WON
2000 Democrat ticket: Albert Gore Jr./Joseph Lieberman LOST
A bunch of perpetual candidates in this list. Charles Bryan was the brother of perpetual presidential loser William Jennings Bryan (who also lost his fight against Darwinism in the 1920s). Two of the perpetual candidates held the office of VP; Adlai never got the presidency although his namesake grandson did get the nomination. Adlai II's VP runing mate Estes Kefauver left fellow Tennessee senator Albert Gore Sr. in the dust (both tried to get the party nomination for president) thus passing the loser baton to another generation...
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