Wednesday, July 2, 2008


!. Hillary Clinton

2.Wesley Clark

3. Chuck Hagel

Hillary Clinton is a congenital liar who almost got criminally indicted, about whom you may have read in these pages.

Chuck Hagel is an extreme conservative Republican who: was rated 0% by NARAL. . . rated 11% by NAACP. . . rated 0% by Human Rights Coalition. . . rated 100% by Christian Coalition. . . rated 12% by American Public Health Association. . . rated 22% by Alliance for Retired Americans. . . rated 36% by the National Education Association. . . rated 0% by League of Conservation Voters. . . rated 8% by AFL-CIO. . . He is strongly anti-abortion. . .voted for anti-flag desecration amendment. . .voted to increase penalties for drug violations. . . favors privatizing Social Security

Wesley Clark is a bit more complex a problem, so we offer a few past gleanings from our Wesley Clark archives:


At July 2, 2008 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of your criticisms of Clark are valid reasons why he should never be second in line for the presidency. I'll add a reason why he is a liability on the ticket - he's a crappy public speaker that sounds like a whiny old man even more that McCain (as hard as that is to believe).

If Obama needs to go for a Blue-dog mlitary man it should be webb - ar least that keeps some populism (including support for the actual troops) in the mix.

At July 3, 2008 9:48 AM, Blogger Elderlady said...

Why do I see, in your assessment of Clark, an eerie similiarity with the tactics, and mindset, of General Petreus? I agree with anon. We don't need another "my way or the highway" type, a heartbeat away from the presidency. I would also point out the problem with Speaker Pelosi's "man in the mix" Texan member of the House, Chet Edwards.

We definitely don't need another Texan a heartbeat away from the presidency. Molly Ivins, God Rest Her Soul, was right. "When I tell you not to vote for men from Texas, in a national election, next time pay attention." (I'm paraphrasing. Near as I can rememeber the quote.)

At July 3, 2008 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from Texas and worshipped Molly Ivins from before she came to national attention. I don't remember the exact quote either, but I do remember the intent of her statement. She did not mean that no-one from Texas should ever be voted for in a national election. She meant that when she tells you not to vote for a specific person from Texas, you should trust her to know more about that person than someone from another state would.

At July 3, 2008 7:01 PM, Blogger Elderlady said...


I did a "google" on Molly Ivin's quotes.

The exact quote is this: "Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."

That Mr. Edwards' district represents Crawford, Texas - is interesting, to say the least.

At July 4, 2008 5:11 PM, Anonymous can't vote for obama said...

I'm thinking Obama's moved so far towards the neocons, he might choose Lieberman or Olmert. Perhaps he and Hill can dig up Sharon.

At July 6, 2008 6:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clark is too close to the Clinton/Arkansas political scene and as such would be a liability on the ticket. I think that Barry and the Dems know this, as well. It is more than likely that they have trotted out old Wes to do what he does best, be the hit man. Look at his past accomplishments in the service of the Clintons and the DLC. His tanks rolled on Waco, he pulverized the citizenry of Kosovo for 70+nights, he managed to derail the Howard Dean candidacy, and now they have him making bad for John McCain.

Obama would be wise to avoid further diluting the Democratic position in the Senate by choosing a running from there. For the time being my money is on Governor Richardson of New Mexico. Not only does he help solidify the Hispanic vote, being from a Southwestern state he'll be able to negate to some extent McCain's appeal on his home turf. He's also as versed as Barry with the mock progressive spiel, so liberals will think they're getting something out of the deal. Big money and the real brokers of power will respect his family connections to the Mayflower, old fashioned business as usual, and of course, Citibank, so they'll know they're getting something out of the deal.


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