Monday, October 17, 2011

What part of no don't you get? - Ctd

In both life and politics, when a lady says no, she means no. But when Hillary Clinton says no, the political press insists she really means yes. Speculation is (again) running amok about her presidential ambitions. As in: Will she or won't she replace Biden on the 2012 ticket? Will she or won't she run for the nation's highest office in 2016? All of this of course is based on un-sourced "rumors." Clinton's answer has always been "no," a thousand times no. Yet, she was forced to say it again this morning. “I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country,” Clinton said on NBC's "Today" show. “I feel I have made my contribution. I have done the best I can. But now I want to try some other things. I want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on [issues affecting] women and girls around the world.” In other words, Hillary, 63, wants her life back. At the LA Times at least, the meaning of "no" seems to be sinking in: "As she has in the past, Clinton shut the door and drove heavy nails into the jamb on Monday." No kidding. Do the math. If Hillary ran and won in 2016, she'd be 68. If she served two terms, she'd be 76 when she handed the reins over to the next president in 2024. Alternatively, she could enjoy her grandchildren as well as life as an influential elder stateswoman. Option two is a no-brainer. But the press corps simply won't take no for an answer. Here's a suggestion, Madam Secretary: At your next TV interview, don't bother answering. Just whip out a can of mace -- and use it. You'll be doing the nation a great service.

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