Recently Hillary Clinton has truly showcased her executive credentials, her ability to lead the great nation of America. She released her record of activity as First Lady, after arm-twisting by Citizens United via the Freedom of Information Act. Outcome?
After her failed healthcare debacle, the records pretty much showed that Hillary was the typical First Lady, not involved in the crucial political issues of the day, as she would have America believe. Ahhh, but there were all those diplomatic missions she took for the country, and that harrowing flight into Bosnia, where her plane was under “sniper fire”, and then “corkscrewed” towards terra firma, finally making an abrupt landing.
After this heartstopping landing, Mrs. Clinton was rushed out of the plane, heads down, to the limo…wait…with a brief stop to do a photo op with a little Bosnian child, who obviously had a serious political question that only Mrs. Clinton was qualified to answer. I mean, why else stop, under “sniper fire”, to shake this child’s hand and smile for the camera? “Yes, little Bosnian child, I will have my husband arrest Mr. Milosevich, and rid this country of tyranny, so you too can live in a Socialist state, and have government healthcare.”
Mrs. Clinton’s entourage, specifically Sinbad validated her account of the incident, saying that it was so harrowing, that he “…couldn’t eat all of the food that he wanted at the lavish buffet provided, during the twelve hour ordeal“. It was later discovered, on film no less, that of course Mrs. Clinton’s account was a total fabrication.
I harken back to Bill Clinton recalling how devastating it was to watch a church burn in Arkansas, when he was a child. A reporter researched it, and discovered that the church hadn’t burned at all. Then there was the time that Bill related to a Vietnam veteran how Vietnam had left his uncle crippled, physically and emotionally. A reporter discovered that Clinton’s uncle (1) had never served in Vietnam, and (2) was as fit as ever, at least physically. Emotionally? Well he is still a Clinton! Apparently the Clinton’s tendency for hyperbole is in the red zone of the “bullshit” meter! Let’s all say it together: “Pad my résumé”?
So let’s consider the record of Senator Clinton. She has served only one full term, six years, and another year campaigning. She has managed to author and pass into law twenty (20) pieces of legislation in her first six years. These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress http://www.thomas.loc.gov/. But to save you trouble, I’ll post them here for you.
Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site
Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month
Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor
Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall
Name courthouse after James L. Watson
Name post office after Jonn A. O’Shea
Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day
Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day
Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death
Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men’s Lacrosse Team on winning the championship
Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men’s Lacrosse Team on winning the championship Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program
Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda
Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death
Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty.
Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11
Pay for city projects in response to 9/11
Assist landmine victims in other countries
Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care
Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in the wilderness preservation system
The latter five were the only substantive bills that she authored. These are the facts, no conjecture, straight from the Senate Record.
I am no fan of McCain, however I am a fan of Conservatism, which in a word, stands for accountability. Conservatives push people to aspire to better. Pick where you want to be in life, then be happy. Not to say that Republicans are demonstrating fiscally conservative virtues these days, but they are at least not total socialists! And though McCain is a weak Republican, I would take him over ten thousand Obamas or Clintons. At least he has a record of real public service, and unlike Mrs. Senator Clinton and Jr. Senator Barack Obama, McCain has really been shot at, and in fact shot down in the service of his country.
That’s my rant!