April 20, 2007

Don't Cry For Her, America

Just in case the thought of Hillary Clinton's devastation if she loses the 2008 nomination for the presidency keeps you up nights, Bill Clinton offers some soothing words. He told Larry King that Hillary will have no problem resuming her Senate term if she doesn't win the election, and that the two of them will "have a great life":

Former President Bill Clinton told CNN Thursday his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, will have no qualms about returning to the Senate if she loses her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"You know she's not -- some people who run for president can't wait to get out of the Senate, or out of whatever other job she's got. She loves it. She's still doing it. She's still going to her committee meetings, going to upstate New York and trying to run for president as well," Clinton told CNN's Larry King. "So, for her personally she's going to be fine regardless. I think it'd be best for the country if she were elected president, but if voters make another choice, she's a great senator, and she loves her job, and we'll have a great life."

The former president also told CNN he would be willing to play some role in Sen. Clinton's presidential administration if asked.

"If she asked me to do something, whatever it was, I'd probably do something," the former president said.

Well, I'm sure he would. My guess is that Hillary will ask him not to do certain things, like holding orientation sessions for interns, and the like. I'm less sure that she will have him do any more for her after winning the election than she has on the campaign trail, and for the same reason -- he overshadows her. If she wins, Hillary will want to establish herself as an independent voice. Bill's best talents are in campaigning, and she's barely let him off the leash to do that.

Seriously, though, who had expressed any concern over Hillary's sensitivity to losing an election until now? Is this a big issue for voters to consider -- who's feelings will get bruised? It's a question apparently newsworthy enough for Larry King to ask, Bill Clinton to answer, and CNN to report.

What happened to Harry Truman, heat, and kitchens?


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Comments (8)

Posted by stackja1945 [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 7:05 AM

What happened to Harry Truman, heat, and kitchens? HRC is cool. Who would be nasty and mention heat?
What happened to Bill's cigar?

Posted by docjim505 [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 7:18 AM

I just remember when Patsy Schroeder didn't get the nomination several years ago and blubbed on TV. An unseemly and disgusting spectacle.

I think the Hilldabeast's reaction would run rather more toward a profanity-ridden tirade, with perhaps an ashtray or two thrown at Slick Willie.

Posted by Grumpy Old Man [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 7:23 AM

Let's elect Sanjaya, so he won't be sad.

Posted by rbj [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 7:29 AM

Can't we just elect all of them? This way no one's feelings get hurt -- sort of like giving every kid a medal, like for "best participant" or "best effort"

Posted by Lew [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 8:42 AM

How about a "Miss Congeniality" award??.....Uuhh, maybe not?

Posted by Fausta [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 9:17 AM

What I want to know is how Bill's going to console himself if Hillary doesn't win the Presidency and Elliot Spitzer doesn't name Bill to Hillary's vacant Senate seat.

Posted by krm [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 9:49 AM

It sounds like someone is setting up a little bit of face-saving here. Is there starting to be an internal recognition that she isn't going to be the next president (and her window of opportunity will have largely closed agaisnt later tries)?

Posted by Rose [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 10:59 AM

Ugh! The idea of a White House full of large white T-Shirts.

Good Grief!

Good Lord God, do not let evil people rule over us.