June 07, 2005


The permanent campaign continues:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized the Bush administration's record on unemployment, women's rights and the environment, saying it is "intent upon consolidating and abusing power."

I guess we can look forward to "Hillary says..." every day from now until November 4, 2008.

"We are living in a time when the other side doesn't want us to see the facts. Facts are inconvenient _ facts about global warming, facts about mercury in the air, facts about people staying unemployed longer," said Clinton, considered a Democratic contender for the presidency in 2008.

Hey, she left out arsenic in the water! And more millinaires than ever! And home ownership at record levels! And, oh forget it.

The former first lady spoke Monday at a New York Women for Hillary breakfast, which raised $250,000 for her 2006 Senate re-election campaign. She leads potential GOP Senate opponents 2-to-1 in recent polls.

That's a lot of money to raise for a two-year term. Hey, what happens if Hillary wins the presidential election in 2008 and the Democrats pick up a couple of Senate seats, but then the Republicans retake the Senate when New York Governor Pataki appoints her replacement to fill out her remaining four year term in the Senate?

"There has never been an administration, I don't believe, in our history more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda," she said of President Bush.

Yes, consolidating and abusing power is what George Bush lives for. This is the kind of unchallenged tripe that is most depressing for me these days. Good thing Newt's no longer part of the problem:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton teamed up at a May 11 press conference with one goal in mind - to get Congress to pass, and the president to sign, a health information technology bill.

Posted by Charles Austin at June 7, 2005 08:11 PM