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Hillary Announces An Exploratory Committee

From her lickspittle slaveys at the Washington Post:

Sen. Clinton Launches 2008 Campaign

By Dan Balz
Saturday, January 20, 2007; 9:58 AM

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) today announced she will establish a presidential exploratory committee, launching a 2008 campaign that could make her the first female president in history and the only former first lady to succeed her husband in the White House.

Clinton’s decision to file papers with the Federal Election Commission ends months of fevered speculation about a possible bid for the White House. She released video and written statements announcing her plans on her campaign Web site and will make her first public appearance tomorrow in New York.

"The stakes will be high when America chooses a new president in 2008," Clinton said in the written statement. "As a senator, I will spend [the next] two years doing everything in my power to limit the damage George W. Bush can do. But only a new president will be able to undo Bush’s mistakes and restore our hope and optimism."

The initial step came after months of intensive preparation in which Clinton reached out to prominent Democrats, big-name fundraisers and party activists across the country and began assembling a deep and experience staff for the marathon ahead.

Clinton brings an impressive resume and an enormous political network to the campaign and already has established herself as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. She has the capacity to raise more money than anyone else in the race and has extensive ties to many of the party’s most powerful constituencies, including labor, civil rights and women’s groups…

"I want you to join me not just for the campaign but for a conversation about the future of our country — about the bold but practical changes we need to overcome six years of Bush administration failures," Clinton’s statement said today. "I am going to take this conversation directly to the people of America, and I’m starting by inviting all of you to join me in a series of web chats over the next few days."

"Impressive resume"?

Hillary couldn’t pass the bar exam in DC, so she moved with Bill down to Arkansas.

When Bill became attorney general, Hillary just happened to get hired by Arkansas’s biggest law firm, the Rose law firm. When Bill was elected governor, she was made partner.

Hillary’s grandest contribution came at the suggestion of Dick Morris, when she got pregnant to regain the governorship, after he had been kicked out after one term.

Whilst Bill was President, everything Hillary touched turned to dross. After Bill left the White House, she was given a seat in the Senate on the strength of his name, and has done nothing constructive since she has been there.

In all, Hillary’s resume is even less impressive than Barack Obama’s. Less impressive than John Edward’s. Certainly less impressive than John Kerry’s.

She has done nothing but ride her husband’s coattails. What a setback for feminism.

For the masochist amongst us, you can view her historic announcement here.

Though judging from the lush sunny foliage out the windows, it was shot some time ago.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, January 20th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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