By now it’s not news that Hillary Clinton has been casting about for a theme song for her campaign to return to the White House in 2008. She’s asking her followers to vote for the winning tune from a menu of nine songs including the Temptations, “Get Ready.” That one’s got my vote if for no other reason than the lyric: “If you wanna play hide and seek with love, let me remind you, it’s alright. But the lovin’ you’re gonna miss in the time it takes to find you, it’s outta sight.”
But Mrs. Clinton and her aides don’t seem to vet these things too well. Who can forget her dramatic entrance into politics when, in 2000, she announced her Senate candidacy to the blaring strains of “Captain Jack”; Billy Joel’s ode on masturbation, pornography, suicide and drugs?
Dubious though I am that Hillary will ever secure her party’s nomination, I’d still like to make a contribution to the cause. Even though she may not make it, she should be big enough to help out future candidates by chronicling her meteoric rise from mere wife to Democratic royalty. So, with apologies to Sir Arthur Sullivan and especially to Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, I hereby submit the following:p>When I was a lass I served a term br> As junior partner at the Rose Law Firm. br> I worked pro bono with a smile so bland, br> That they let me handle files for the Castle Grande. br> They let her handle files for the Castle Grande. br> I handled all those files so carefully br> That now I am the doyenne of the DNC. br> em>She handled all those files so carefully br> That now she is the doyenne of the DNC. /em>
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?