Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Art of Clinton Survival

Dick Morris has yet another Hillary article. I don't think that there could be any more anti-Hillary figure than Morris. What makes him more threatening to her is that she and Bill hired him to advance their political fortunes when they were in the White House. He has the goods.

His remarks on Jeanine Pirro, who could be the Republicans' antidote to Hillary are worth note. Pirro is a regular on Fox News Channel and speaks very intelligently about legal matters. And she has all of the socially liberal qualities that make Hillary attractive to Democrat voters in New York. But she is ardently pro-defense and War on Terror. She also favors supply-side economics. In a very significant way, she is everything Hillary fears. Possessed of all of her strengths, absent any of her political weaknesses, another woman, this time a native New Yorker whom her fellow New Yorkers could embrace.

Morris's suggestion that Hillary may eject in order to avoid an electoral embarrassment is fascinating. It would preserve her for the presidency, making her seem responsible to New Yorkers by not putting her desire to hold office over their need for an attentive senator.

Love them or hate them, the Clintons make politics unbelievable fun!

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