The Ballad of Bill and Yoko

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Peter Voskamp, editor of the Block Island Times, tells me that someone on dailykos wrote, "Saying that Hillary has Executive Branch experience is like saying Yoko Ono was a Beatle." Or as my wife says, "Since when does the bank president’s wife get to run the bank?"

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  1. Jim Haygood
    March 10, 2008, 3:55 pm

    Hillary DOES have executive branch experience in one respect: her 1993 health plan. It was controversial from the start because she ran secret meetings which attracted FOIA requests. Then the plan was presented to six friendly Democratic- majority committees, none of which ever succeeded in reporting out a bill during 1994. Most of them couldn't even understand the byzantine organizational chart. In the Nov. 1994 election, the Democratic party lost majority control of both the House and Senate, ending a 40-year reign Democratic reign in the House.

    So yes, Hillary HAS wielded executive power before. The result was an unparalleled debacle. Can she destroy the Democratic Party a SECOND time? Stay tuned … as the Mondoweiss turns.

  2. Jim Haygood
    March 10, 2008, 3:58 pm

    If it had been Hillary who met Governor Spitzer (Number 9, Number 9) in Room 871 of the Mayflower Hotel, then we would have a corker of a story here.

    However, I don't think she's hetero. Not that there's anything wrong, etc. But one hopes she's not errr, sourcing commercially …

  3. Montag
    March 10, 2008, 4:18 pm

    True, there was a court case somewhere where both riders of a tandem bicycle were charged with running a stop sign. The rear rider managed to be acquitted because he successfully argued that only the front rider had access to the handlebars and handbrakes, so he was merely an impotent passenger.

  4. Michael Blaine
    March 10, 2008, 9:19 pm

    "Since when does the bank president's wife get to run the bank?"

    Well, in Argentina. Nestor Kirchner made his wife Cristina his successor. So, if Hillary wins, the US will take a step closer to resembling the Third World.

    Michael Blaine

  5. Charles Keating
    March 11, 2008, 9:43 am

    Hillary was taken to task by a prominent Irish citizen for claiming she helped bring peace in Ireland. He said there's quite a bit of difference between being a cheerleader and being an actual player in the peace process.

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