Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Bit of Hillary

I'm already tired of the US presidential campaign... and we have almost nineteen months (and $ billions) to go.

It creeps me out that we're looking at . . . an imperial dynasty?  Clinton II, or Bush III?

I don't want to vote for Hillary (though who else will there be?), but I must say, I do find find myself prey to her power of fascination. 
She'd make a great sci-fi character, wouldn't she? Sith Lord? 


Did you see the SNL skit of her announcing her candidacy? 

[erratum: friendly ––s/b "approachable"]

How 'bout this photo of Hillary and Bill on their wedding day (1975)? I stared at it for a long time (thinking of captions, I admit).

She even knows Starsky! 

OK, this one isn't funny: 
In the early 1990s, Clinton worked with Elizabeth Glaser on ending childhood HIV/AIDS. 

Glaser had become infected with HIV in 1981 via a blood transfusion during childbirth, and the virus eventually passed to her two babies. 
After her seven-year-old daughter died in 1988, Glaser started the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She herself died in 1994, but her second child, Jake, is well today, and so is her foundation to end childhood HIV/AIDS
Elizabeth was married to Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky).


Lady Chardonnay said...

I love and adore my girl Hillary, so obviously I'm prejudiced, but I have a clear solution to the problem of Clinton II:

Hillary Rodham for President in 2016!

Clinton who?

The Crow said...

I don't know why I couldn't bring myself to vote for or support Hillary, but I think it had much to do with the man she she married, especially during his second term.

Maybe some other reason...but I won't vote for her, not the Third Turd.

The Crow said...

PS - she does look much better with short hair, though.

Fresca said...

LADY C: Yes to Rodham! Why did she drop it? PR advisors, I imagine.
I hope you'll blog (or have you already?) about why you love Hillary.

CROW: I feel torn about Hillary---if she weren't married to someone who'd already been president, I'd be more likely to support her.

Not sure it's a good idea for democracy to have these repeating families, though we did survive the Adamses as well as the Bushes... so maybe it's time to move on to the letter C?

The Crow said...

That was supposed to be "...noR the Third..."

My middle initial is C, short for chagrin.

Zhoen said...

I'm not fond of her either, a rather staid mindset, a lack of public charisma. That shouldn't matter, but in the presidency, it really does.

Oh, poo, I don't want to go on about this. I dread not being able to listen to NPR on the way to work because it's all election news.

Fresca said...

CROW: I'm often impressed with our brain's auto-correct function---I figured you meant "nor". :)

ZHOEN: No, no, me neither:
I don't want to go on and on about political figures either!

I just found I'd compiled a few photo references of Hillary---the latest being the PMG (Starsky) connection, which I'd stumbled upon, looking at Marz's fandom.

I admire Hillary, in a way, as a tough cookie, but tough cookies can be... bad for digestion.

And I like Happy Meal Bill, too, in a way. But again. That digestion thing.

Julia said...

Agree with all here. B. Clinton is deadweight for her politically, as far as I'm concerned. But he's been on my sh!t list since he bombed Iraq and ignored Rwanda, compounded by behavior that would shame a toddler during Hillary's last run.

Fresca said...

JULIA: Gosh, I'd actually forgotten the 1998 Iraq bombing!

And, remember? he bombed Sudan too, for iffy reasons.