Wednesday, December 26, 2007

NYT Writer Trashes Hillary's 'Experience'

But wouldn't it be cheaper to hire the surgeon's spouse for your next operation?

The New York Times' Patrick Healy writes disparagingly of what the Clinton campaign touts as Hillary's unique experience as co-president:
But during those two terms in the White House, Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the president’s daily intelligence briefing. She did not assert herself on the crises in Somalia, Haiti and Rwanda.

And during one of President Bill Clinton’s major tests on terrorism, whether to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, Mrs. Clinton was barely speaking to her husband, let alone advising him, as the Lewinsky scandal sizzled.
Here's the real money quote:
And, in the end, she did not feel or process the weight of responsibility.