- A very well-attended Hilary Clinton NH appearance on CSPAN, with the usual prominent placement of Chelsea, and reiteration of ages of question-askers 40 or under. My God, is Clinton well-informed on all manner of subjects - she can talk about anything in the public policy realm, the perfect DC/NYC party guest! But 2 problems:
1. Every politician is rent by internal contradictions, but hers are larger in the context of claims for experience and readiness. Example: railing against lower tax rates paid by investment tycoons than those foisted upon their admins. Well, HRC, why not sit down with Warren Buffett and ask his lobbyists in DC to push for higher marginal rates on non-mere mortals such as himself? That would be a fantastic example of proven leadership (and would be pretty "immediate, ecstatic, and penetrating" to boot).
2. While she dazzles with her ton of facts, her conclusions invariably lead back to those formative years of Wellesley and Watergate. Example: we can't even THINK about siting new nuclear power plants... very 1979.
Back to the NFL Wild Card, where my family is waiting for me. (And Obama ran 2 commercials at halftime!)...