Bubba’s back and Hillary’s Presidential ambitions may rise or fall on his all-to-obvious desire to hog the spotlight.
We wondered how long it would be before Bill Clinton took a more active role in his wife’s campaign. Bubba is not the type to fade into the background. He’s too much of a publicity junkie to play second-fiddle.
Stand aside Paris Hilton: Time to take notes from a real master of media manipulation. Bubba is on the case.
Beth Fouhy of The Associated Press writes:
Bill Clinton used to be a stealth presence in his wife’s presidential campaign, raising money and schmoozing supporters largely out of the public eye.
This week, the former president stepped into the spotlight, from his humorous turn in a new Web video to the announcement that he will join Hillary Rodham Clinton on high-profile campaign visits to Iowa and New Hampshire.
Aides say Bill Clinton has long planned to campaign publicly for his wife, and Hillary Clinton often promises audiences they’ll see a lot more of him.
And, as anyone who watched the web video spoof of the much-discussed final scene of HBO’s The Sopranos can testify, there’s a lot more of Bill Clinton to see. With his shirt tail out to hide an ever-increasing girth, Clinton waddles into the diner and becomes the focus of the video that some campaign operative thought would be a good idea.
Obviously, some in the Clinton camp are inhaling. The video is a labored attempt at humor by showcasing a marriage of political convenience. The contrived ending of The Sopranos was bad. The attempt by the Clinton campaign to spoof it is even worse.
Bill Clinton is, always has been, and always will be, the epitome of Arkansas trailer trash (with apologies to trailer trash). He’s a fast-talking con artist who lost his law license for lying under oath, disgraced the Presidency by letting a White House intern, and God knows who else, use the First Member as a Popsicle and milked his two-terms in power for personal gain and carnal satisfaction.
Yeah, I know, all he lied about was sex. I’ve heard that pathetic partisan excuse many times but like so much partisan pap it doesn’t pass the smell test. He lied about a lot more than just letting Monica Lewinsky lick his Johnson but had the good fortune to be followed in office by George W. Bush, a President so vile that even Hitler comes off looking good by comparison.
Bush’s many crimes against humanity are real and should be punished but they do not give Bill Clinton a free pass for his misuse of the Presidency to destroy his enemies and pad his bank account. Bush’s failures should not become a relative yardstick to let Clinton escape.
Clinton is a misogynist bastard and Hillary’s willingness to use him in her campaign is an indicator that she, like too many other politicians, puts ambition above decency and political expediency ahead of honesty.
Hillary has attempted to rewrite history by portraying herself as a victim of Bill’s adultery but she has always been a willing accomplice to his philandering nature, conveniently ignoring it because dumping him does not serve her political agenda.
In many ways, Hillary is worse than Bill. She’s cold, calculating and driven by a dangerous lust for power. She’s a political dominatrix ready to get out the whips and chains and beat a willing nation into submission.
Yet for all of her lust for domination, Hillary remains surprisingly submissive to her tail-chasing husband, a trait not unusual for supposedly strong women trapped in an abusive relationship.
Which bring us to the real question: Is Hillary using Bill to gain the Presidency or is Bill using Hillary to regain it?
Either way, the answer should send all of us screaming for the exits.