Friday, January 16, 2009

Aren't secretaries supposed to have smokin' legs?

What's the Problem? You mean...besides the fact that Hillary Clinton, by no stretch of the imagination, has the experience for this challenging vocation outside the usual performance art of sticking one's finger in the air to see what foreign policy is most popular? Or...besides the fact that a qualified Secretary of State must be able to communicate effectively and be schooled in the intricate art of diplomacy?

Then, of course, there is that stickler called the US Constitution:

No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office
As far as Bill Clinton's payment pals, and what appears to be clearly documented pay-to-play back scratching of both...sadly they have done it so often and with such candid disregard (and the press has enabled the practice to some extent) one seems too upset about it as the sofball tossing Senators have shown from both sides of the aisle. Bi-partisan cronyism is wonderful for Democratic nominees...and always has been. However, it has never been a two-way street.

I suppose that it should not be surprising that a novice president-elect is handing over important roles to novice agenda driven compatriots and in Hillary's case...leaders of a demographic voting bloc.

I'll tell you who should be sweating bullets about now...Miladin Kovacevic. He's the 6'9" Serbian basketball player who beat a fellow student into a coma in Binghampton, NY. He, then, secured a passport (arguably illegally from the Serbia diplomatic corp.) and escaped justice here in the US. Clinton took an active role in trying to get him returned to the US to face justice, and Serbia was less than cooperative. Now she has a bigger "gun"...and a chip on her shoulder.

(Mike Ramirez's cartoon above is one of many that can be enjoyed and found HERE...)