(Page 3 of 13)
I have to say that the Clinton-bashing is getting to be pretty tiresome — and I’m not even a Hillary fan. She certainly is ambitious and knows how to play hardball with the big boys, but I don’t think she’s at all financially greedy, as the failed prosecution effort by Kenneth Starr would indicate. Although the Clintons left office with few assets, the Bush tax cuts, among other things, have since made them wealthy. As far as pardons are concerned, I think Mr. Hillyer should hold his tongue until he sees what good old W. has up his sleeve. Mr. Hillyer is out of line in saying that Ms. Clinton is corrupt; her questionable actions are for the most part necessary for survival in today’s political waters.p>This doesn’t mean that I’d vote for Hillary Clinton. There are other candidates who have a better grasp of what is needed and don’t come across as control freaks. And despite Bill’s plugs for her, she is not really charismatic enough to draw many devoted followers. You’re all flailing around looking for a decent Republican candidate, but if one doesn’t show up soon, I’ll be voting for Obama in the primaries. br> — Abe Grossman br> Pleasantville, New York /p> p> Quin Hillyer replies : br> I refuse to accept Mr. Grossman’s premise that “questionable actions are for the most part necessary for survival in today’s political waters.” How cynical. If that is true, we are all doomed. Corruption is never to be tolerated. Fortunately, there are plenty of people in elective life who manage to forge successful careers without resorting to corruption of the sort at which Hillary Clinton excels. The Republican field for president in 2008 is full of people whose public lives have been devoid of scandal. American voters must demand no less. /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?