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NY Times looks at Hillary’s résumé from WH years

Patrick Healy, in today’s New York Times, examines Hillary Clinton’s 8 years as First Lady and weighs whether they can be counted as part of her “political experience.”

In effect, Healy performs a background check on the résumé Clinton is offering to Iowa voters and the nation, and Clinton appears to be … umm … exaggerating things a bit.

Not that her critics haven’t been aware of this from Day One. Her opponents have continually attacked the validity of her claim to “thirty years of political experience.” Healy simply catalogs, in detail, her “achievements” during her time in the White House, and for the most part, leaves judgments to the reader.

It’s good one-stop shopping for anyone studying Hillary’s accomplishments, or lack thereof, as First Lady. It’s also a good lesson in how to embroider a résumé.


  1. Essentially, Ms. Clinton believes that whatever reality she wants to be true is true and that we all will believe her. Regardless of her political affiliations, I believe she is one dangerous person – if she is elected, I believe we really will see the first nuclear attack on this country.

    WC, I don’t know how I managed to overlook this comment until today (Feb. 16). What makes you think we’d be attacked if she is elected? She’d dismantle our defenses, or something? In contrast, I’m afraid a Republican winner will have us attacking Iran, if Bush doesn’t do it first.

  2. What could that danger be? I realize that Obama is a brilliant hope, but I understand his success even less than Hillary’s determined, but inarticulate enemies (no offense intended). What is her voting record?

    Has Obama explained how he would pull out of Iraq and what he thought the consequences would be?

    I used to read Pfaff of the Herald Tribune. For about 5 or 6 years he has been predicting exactly what would happen and why. However, by now I am afraid he is depressed. He said recently that at Nürnberg the Germans were hanged for lesser crimes than the US military have let go. So I stopped reading him. He mentioned Obama as his one choice a very long time ago.

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