posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 08:49 PM
GWB didn't mention his designs on the White House when he was running for re-election as Governor of Texas in 1998--why should Hillary Clinton? And
Bush wasn't accused of being deceptive when he announced his intentions to run for President only a year into his second term.
It would be highly unusual for a candidate to announce that they will be cutting their term short during their campaign. Clinton has made it very
clear that her focus is on the 2006 Senate election. She has not declared her intentions for 2008--nor should she until after she is elected.
Pirro is raising this issue because it is all she's got. Clinton has done a terrific job fighting for NYC and has been a great Senator. Pirro
knows that she doesn't have a chance and is just a pawn Iand she may not even get the nomination--Edward Cox, Nixon's son-in-law, announced his
intentions to run also.) If she can prove that she can get some digs in and rough Hillary up a bit, perhaps the Republicans will let her in their
But poor Jeannie is off to a rocky start. The speech that was supposed to kick-off her entry into the political big-leagues just proved that she is
still an amateur
. While reading her speech, she lost her
place and kept the audience waiting while she called out to her aides looking for her missing page.
She also didn't seem to know her position on the issues. When asked her opinion about whether or not she thought the troops should come home, she
actually said "Let's leave that up to the experts." She also claims to support Bush's tax policies, but she couldn't answer questions about the
deficit or estate tax and begged off with an excuse about it being her first day on the campaign.
And the few opinions she does have that aren't anti-Hillary sure sound liberal. She is pro-choice, wants to renew the assault-weapons ban, and
believes in compromise over Bush's judicial nominees. She also says she leans left when it comes to social issues.
But this may change if she finds the other pages that are missing from her speech.
If Pirro is going to even be considered in the same league as Hillary Clinton, she's got a lot of work to do. Right now, she isn't even a Rick
Lazio. And I think he is still crying from the smack Hillary gave him in 2000...