By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
January 2, 2008
Former President of the United States Bill Clinton now says the gloves are off. He is 1000% behind his wife Hillary, the Democratic Presidential Hopeful.
Yet in November 2007, at one speechifying event, the former president made only seven references to his wife and used the word ‘I’ 94 times.
Note to Hillary: It is all about Him.
Also note that the media’s nickname for Bill and Hillary is “Billery.” Not “HillaBill.”
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)(L) is joined by her daughter Chelsea (C) and her husband former President Bill Clinton at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, December 31, 2007.
So I listened with great interest to Former President of the United States Bill Clinton’s speech on New Year’s Eve.
Bill’s speech highlights Hillary’s greatest failure during the Big Guy’s presidency: health care. According to The Guardian newspaper in the UK: “Failure is not usually an attribute used to sell American presidents but that is how Bill Clinton is pitching his wife to Iowa voters in the final days before the state caucuses. Hillary Clinton has a crucial quality for an occupant of the White House, the former president argues: the strength to carry on after getting it wrong.”
Well, isn’t that special.
The former president’s speech about his wife is an hour-long lesson on the challenges of the White House and his wife’s accomplishments.
What the former president does, mostly, is to emphasize his own greatness as president even as he tears down the current occupant of the Oval Office, who is, by the way, at war. Hillary, it seems to some observers, is just the tool to draw a crowd.
We also noticed the many things Big Bill doesn’t say. There is absolutely no mention whatsoever of the words “character,” “ethics,” “morality,” or “standards.” While the Republicans insist that “character counts,” you can’t count Bill Clinton saying the word once.
And what is “character”? Dictionaries define the word as “the pattern of behavior or personality found in an individual or group; moral constitution.”
Interesting. But no surprise that in a Clinton speech this kind of word is avoided.