Sen. Clinton has gotten where she is primarily on the strength of who she is, or, more precisely, to whom she is married.David Seaton's News Links
The reason Mrs. Clinton is behind among members of my demographic -- professional women making more than $75,000 a year -- is because she is simply not one of us. She hasn't accomplished anything on her own since getting admitted to Yale Law. Take a look behind her resume. Yes, she made partner two years after joining the Rose Law Firm -- because her husband was the governor and was able to direct a lot of business their way.
She isn't Dianne Feinstein, who spent years as mayor of San Francisco before becoming a senator, or Nancy Pelosi, who became Madam Speaker on the strength of her political abilities. All Hillary is, is Mrs. Clinton. She became a partner at the Rose Law Firm because of that, senator of New York because of that, and (heaven help us) she could become president because of that.
Joan B. Di Cola, Esq. - Letter to the editor, Wall Street Journal
I got wind of this letter to the editor from Maureen Dowd's column. Like me, the liberal Ms. Dowd is no admirer of Hillary. This is what Maureen has to say:
Her Democratic rivals had meekly gone along, accepting her self-portrait as a former co-president who gets to take credit for everything important Bill Clinton did in the ’90s. But she was not elected or appointed to a position that needed Senate confirmation. And the part of the Clinton administration that worked best — the economy, stupid — was run by Robert Rubin. Hillary did not show good judgment in her areas of influence — the legal fiefdom, health care and running oppo-campaigns against Bill’s galpals.I'm amazed that anyone takes Hillary Clinton seriously as presidential material, there are thousands of American women in politics, diplomacy and business who are much more qualified than she is to run the US government. I guess I've been away too long, I think this campaign is plain weird. DS
She went on some first lady jaunts and made a good speech at a U.N. women’s conference in Beijing. But she was certainly not, as her top Iowa supporter, former governor Tom Vilsack claimed yesterday on MSNBC, “the face of the administration in foreign affairs.”