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Friday, January 26, 2007
HER ROYAL CHILL
It's finally winter where I live in Upstate NY, bitter and blustery, when wind chill is the factor. Yet I can think of nothing more bone chilling than the ruthless, political ambition of Her Royal Chill. Just ask Billy Dale:
Not only does Miss Hillary minimize her role in [Travelgate], she minimizes the affair itself. It was no small thing in the life of Billy Dale, who had worked in the White House travel office since the Kennedy administration. Travelgate cost him his job, his life savings, his good name, two years of legal Hell and, until a jury acquitted him within two hours of hearing the hoked-up charges against him, his peace.To Her Royal Chill, people are the rungs on her ladder to power; emotions are accessories to help sell her agenda. She loves power more than money, more than her daughter, more than her Mambo #5 cohort in crime (A little bit of Monica in my life, A little bit of Erica by my side, A little bit of Rita is all I need ...). Marble seemed perfect for her.
After all that, Hillary Clinton is still smearing the guy, and implying his guilt. After his acquittal. How's that for fair? And this she calls history.
The London Times has published what Lucianne calls "The most withering profile of Hillary yet."
The vaulting ambition of America's Lady Macbeth: As you consider her career this past 15 years or so in the public spotlight, it is impossible not to be struck, and even impressed, by the sheer ruthless, unapologetic, unshameable way in which she has pursued this ambition, and confirmed that there is literally nothing she will not do, say, think or feel to achieve it. Here, finally, is someone who has taken the black arts of the politician’s trade, the dissembling, the trimming, the pandering, all the way to their logical conclusion.
To grasp the scale of the transfiguration, it is necessary only to consider the very moment it began. The turning point in her political fortunes was the day her husband soiled his office and a certain blue dress. In that Monica Lewinsky moment, all the public outrage and contempt for the sheer tawdriness of it all was brilliantly rerouted and channelled to the direct benefit of Mrs Clinton, who immediately began a campaign for the Senate.
"[T]he sudden discovery of her Jewish ancestry, useful in New York, especially when you’ve established a reputation as a friend of Palestinians."