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26 October 2015

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Russ Steele

The problem Clinton backers are having is they're looking at it all wrong. Hillary's great achievements as secretary of state are easy to find, all around the world. Just look at the unrest in Syria, the collapse of Libya, the rise of ISIS, the death of a U.S. ambassador, renewed Russian aggression . .. Now that is a long list.


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Michael R. Kesti

There may have been an accomplishment or two listed among Spencer's more-than-500 words but the rest consist of statements concerning Clinton's positions and platforms, and of Spencer’s passionate puppy love for Clinton.

Here is a personal favorite from about the mid-point of her letter.

Her gender, her experience as a woman, has made Hillary Clinton particularly sensitive to the two top issues of this Presidential campaign: gender and income inequality... She is hands down the most qualified candidate running.

Gender and income equality may be Spencer's top issues but I am certain that many have other issues they find just a bit more pressing. Regardless, there are millions of Americans who have experience as women and who share Clinton's gender[sic] and therefore are, by Spencer's logic, qualified candidates.

Spencer must very strongly believe this part of her message, however, as she repeats it, almost word-for-word, near the end of her missive.

Wow.

Bill Tozer

Don't be knocking my gal. Here is her sole accomplishment:

As Sec of state, she got a whole bunch of nations together (one in particular I didn't give a snowball's chance in Haydes to get on board) to do the economic sanction thing against The Persian Empire. Lots of hard work and lots of miles on and by my gal. We were making Iran feel the squeeze.

But, we know what happened, what always happens. Obama steps in, tosses the sanctions out the window, releases their cash in foreign banks, and walked away empty handed. Just like that weirdo who spoke quasi English Henry Kissinger did in Paris. We were bombing that crap out of Hanio and the Ho Chi Mein Trail to boot. But, nooooo, fat boy stopped us when we had them reeling and the rest is history. Sure, he got the Noble Peace Prize or something for opening up the ping pong matches in China for Forrest Gump and maybe a few others. . How is that working out with China? But I digress.
Curses Obama!! You just can't stand having a former Goldwater Girl in the Oval Office, now can you? Men are such beasts.

George Rebane

MichaelK 1147pm - To give the lady a fair shake Mr Kesti, would you please highlight for us "an accomplishment or two" that caught your eye? IMHO the harm she has done while in public life - starting with her participation in investigating the Watergate scandal - to the way of life many Americans hold dear is considerable. (Trigger warning to liberals, please take your anti-apoplexy meds before continuing to read.)

So I hope that any of her cited accomplishments will exceed the morally equivalent balances attributed to, say, 20th century tyrants building autobahns, making trains run on time, or creating 'full employment' during the depression. The use of these examples is to highlight a point and not to suggest her membership in that class.

Michael R. Kesti

George Rebane 27Oct15 08:40 AM

Well, uh, let's see.

I suppose there is some degree of personal accomplishment to having been Legal Services Corporation's first (and only!) female board chairman. And being part of coercing $21 billion from the federal government to help rebuild NYC after 9/11 must count for something.

Oh, hell, George, I was being sarcastically generous and have again learned that sarcasm is difficult to express textually in a way that will be understood as intended.

Bill Tozer

Well, when Rodclam was first introduced to the public at large as Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton, she was a nice Southern gal with a cute accent. Then, when she opened her mouth, her numbers went down. When she start devising Hillarycare behind closed doors and kept the secret ingridents from the public and press, her numbers took a nose dive. But, all was not lost. She turned to McCalls and Better Homes and Gardens and published her family recipe for cookies, yum yum. Her polls numbers soared the more she talked about baking cookies.

So, her biggest accomplishment was going public with her cookie recipes. Odd, she was open and not defensive when it came to cookie tips.
Also, before her long stellar career in public service, she was handed the prestigious position of serving on the Wal Mart board of directors just as soon as Billy Bob from Hope, AR , was elected Attonery General. Before Bill was elected to public office, she couldn't land a job. As soon as Billy Bob won the Governor slot, she was immediately hired by the Rose Law Firm...strike that, she was an inexperienced lawyer hired directly as a partner in the firm. No need to pay one's dues when your hubby is the Governor.

Yes, one might argue that being on the Board of Wal-Mary or being a lawyer in the private sector does not qualify as public servant accomplishments, but you can't argue with those Southern cookie recipes as a public service, given to us for free. My gal kicks butt when around a hot oven and a cookie sheet.

Yes, things have changed since then. Nowadays, my gal is at her absolute best when taking a defensive posture, and at her worse when leading offensively. Best offensive is a good defense I reckon.

George Rebane

MichaelK 926am - I kinda thought so and in my clumsy way attempted to respond in kind. Oh well. Apologies for my denseness.

As an alternative assessment of Mrs Clinton's contributions, I think Mr Tozer about covers it.

Ben Emery

Over all Hillary Clinton was a good SoS and has done lots of good for girls/ women around the world. As a Senator she was given the seat and it was just resume padding for her presidential run in 2008. When she lost the 2008 primary the Democratic leadership got her the SoS position for more resume padding and training for the 2016 election.

Hillary Clinton is a very smart, competent, and accomplished women. Unfortunately for her she is as slimy as a politician can get and that is her biggest downfall. If it were possible she would talk out 4 sides of her mouth if it meant getting elected.

George Rebane

BenE 926am - In general agreement, I received this from a correspondent.

Subject: Things I trust more than Hillary Clinton

* Mexican tap water
* A rattlesnake with a "pet me" sign
* OJ Simpson showing me his knife collection
* A fart when I have diarrhea
* An elevator ride with Ray Rice
* Taking pills offered by Bill Cosby
* Michael Jackson's Doctor
* An Obama Nuclear deal with Iran
* A Palestinian on a motorcycle
* Gas station Sushi
* A Jimmy Carter economic plan
* Brian Williams news reports
* Loch Ness monster sightings
* Prayers for peace from Al Sharpton

Ben Emery

See, another agreement.

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