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Tuesday, August 09, 2005
AND COME OUT FIGHTING
Tomorrow Jeanine Pirro will officially announce that she is running for Hillary's Senate seat. The reason she has taken her time to decide was because her mother has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Here's a rundown of the news:
WAR OF THE ROSES
"When Mrs. Clinton first came to us and said she wanted to be a New Yorker, she asked New York to put out a welcome mat and we did," continued Pirro, who was born in upstate Elmira.
"But now, she wants us to re-elect her, even though she won't promise to serve out her term and wants to use us as a springboard to the presidency."
Pirro added, "She's asking us to become her doormat. I believe we deserve better."
Clinton, 57, ducked questions about Pirro's announcement during a Bronx appearance, quickly dashing for a waiting car to escape a phalanx of reporters.
According to Dick Morris:
PIRRO VS. CLINTON: A REAL FIGHT FOR HILL
Hillary would love to cloak her Senate re-election as a necessity in the face of a determined GOP effort to overturn Roe vs. Wade and to roll back the clock on gun controls. But against Pirro, she will be disarmed of all her best issues. She will have to run on her own record, which is limited at best.
Pirro, on the other hand, can point out that Hillary refuses to say that she will serve out her term if elected — since we all know that the day the returns are in she will start her campaign for president.
It's worth remembering that Hillary did not want Bill to run for re-election for governor of Arkansas in 1990 as he contemplated a race for president in 1992. (Back then she had a better idea: She would run in his place!)
The GOP's best chance to unseat HRC?:
That Pirro appears to be the best the Republicans have to offer against Hillary Clinton says much about the state of New York's GOP. Indeed, it's an indictment of George Pataki's stewardship: Despite three gubernatorial victories, Pataki has left his party with no deep grass roots or promising stars.
Both women come with spousal baggage:
Albert Pirro — convicted tax cheat, admitted philanderer, father of an out-of-wedlock child, and accused leaker of info from his wife's office to the mob
Some Democrats have said privately that Al Pirro's past could become an issue in the race.
But of all the potential opponents Pirro faces in the various races, Hillary Clinton would be the least likely to go on the attack over Al Pirro. After all, there's plenty of dirt for Pirro to sling back about Bill Clinton.
They say, Jeanine will cop lots of nationwide big-time publicity to ready her for the next run. They say, with whatever dirty stuff Hillary's camp -- never Hillary, just her "camp" -- throws out because of the domestic problems Jeanine's had, it will then be "old news" when next she runs to win.
(The link is to a LifelikePundits piece I posted back on June 24th in which I quoted Cindy Adams. I posted Cindy's piece on Pirro in its entirety at LifelikePundits since Cindy's columns' links are outdated every time she posts a new column. Cindy never specified for what office Jeanine Pirro would run should she lose to HRC. Then, again, Cindy was only telling you what she had heard, and maybe her source never specified.)