Monday, October 01, 2007

On The Clinton-Bush Dynasty, Part Dieux

(image via timeinc)

Ahead of the curve, beneath the radar, The Corsair thought aloud -- speaking from our hermetically-sealed blog vaccum -- that we were the only writer in the world who is entirely creeped out with the disturbing, anti-democratic concept of an emerging Bush-Clinton dynasty after the Julio-Claudian mold (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment). Quite the contrary. From Maureen Dowd:

"The town is divided into two camps: those who think that, after 16 years of Hillary pushing herself forward, the public will get worn out and reject her, and those who think that, after 16 years of Hillary pushing herself forward, the public will get worn down and give in to her.

"In his new book, 'The Evangelical President,' Bill Sammon interviewed President Bush and his senior aides about the ’08 election. Mr. Bush told the author that Hillary Clinton would beat Barack Obama, because she is 'a formidable candidate' and better known — the better to raise money.

"Despite all he has done to help Democrats, W. maintains that Republicans can hold the White House. But just in case the Clinton dynasty once more succeeds the Bush one, the Texas president has been sending the New York senator messages to 'maintain some political wiggle room in your campaign rhetoric about Iraq,' as Mr. Sammon puts it."

Jesus. That "wiggle room" is making our skin crawl. Why can't both Bushes and Clinton's relinquish their Kung-Fu like grip over the reins of Power of the United States? Now, from our favorite Dickensian villain, Robert Novak:

"EYEBROWS at the Treasury were raised last Tuesday when Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. named a major Democratic fundraiser to an important advisory role. On the next day, eyebrows were still elevated when Under Secretary Robert K. Steel participated in an event spearheaded by Bill Clinton's two Treasury secretaries.

"A GOP office holder now in the Bush administration noted these developments and e-mailed a fellow Republican outside the government: 'This leads some to wonder whether this Treasury has become the pre-placed Hillary Clinton team.' If she's elected president, it's presumed Clinton will want her own Treasury team. But she can't be too unhappy with President Bush's current lineup there."

Draw your own conclusions. We'd rather get beyond the whole Bush-Clinton vortex of disgusting selfishness (How fetidly apt that both belong to the "Me" Generation).

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