When it comes to manipulating the MSM to her advantage, there is no politician as adept as Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-Hades). Just about two weeks ago, Senator Clinton casually commented that “I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time.” an idea that did not actually originate with Mrs. Clinton, but rather more than 30 years ago with George McGovern who proposed a $1,000 bond to each baby born and was ridiculed by his own party as well as the Republicans.
Very quickly, Senator Clinton’s campaign made it clear that this wasn’t a policy position, but rather that Mrs. Clinton was sending up a trial balloon “idea” – although when she made the remarks during an address to them, the Congressional Black Caucus seemed to like what she had to say.
Some have claimed that this was Mrs. Clinton’s first mistake of the 2008 campaign and that the quick lockdown on the subject showed that her campaign is highly focused and disciplined.
I don’t think it was a mistake at all. I think it was a deliberately provocative remark that accomplished precisely what Senator Clinton wanted accomplished – lots of press attention, both electronic and print media.
Which is why I say that she is the most manipulative and cynical politician extant today.
Dear merciful heavens, how I dislike this corrupt and dishonest crone! And how I fear the damage she could easily cause our beloved nation.