Saturday, August 25, 2007

Why Even Go There?

Hillary Clinton, campaigning here in NH - I think out on the Seacoast somewhere. Let's take the quote apart little by little.
"There are circumstances beyond our control,
and I think I am better able to handle things I have no control over,"she said.
Huh? What does "handle" mean, then? There may be a decent way out of that statement, but the subsequent comments...hmm
"It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself 'What if? What if?' But if certain things happen between now and the election,
the election? Wouldn't it be horrible, election or no? How does the election enter into it? What kind of person thinks like that?
particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again,
ahh, now I see...
no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world," she said.
Okay, I do disagree with that, but that's just common political arguing. No problem.
"So I think I'm the best of the Democrats to deal with that as well."
What does the "that" in the last sentence refer to? It seems fuzzy, a sort of "I am the best at dealing with things that need dealing with."

1 comment:

Ben Wyman said...

Yeah, but her entire campaign sounds like this. She may be the only person in history who's going to talk for two entire years literally without actually saying anything.