Whining Hillary wants the big vision thing.

In her sympathetic interview with Katie Couric, Hillary whines that Obama hasn’t had to deal with negative ads, a “meanie” press that has been so “tough” on her (she wouldn’t last a second in the cauldron they’ve set for W these past 7 years!), and then she talks about how she wants to “unify” the country, too. The thing is, she wants to unify us into agreeing with her.

Asked if the media has treated her the same way as they’ve treated Obama, Clinton told Couric, “I think the media has certainly been very, shall we say, tough on me.”

“Tougher on you than Senator Obama?” Couric asked.

“Or nearly anybody else, the best I can tell. But that’s okay,” Clinton said.

“You’ve said, ‘I’ve been through the Republican attacks. And I’ve been vetted.’ And cynics suggest that you’re insinuating there’s some deep, dark secret that is in Barack Obama’s past that will be somehow unveiled by a GOP attack machine,” Couric said.

“You know, that is not what I’m suggesting at all. But, you know, Senator Obama has never had, I don’t think, a single negative ad run against him. He’s never been on the receiving end even in this campaign. It’s been incredibly civil by any modern standards,” Clinton said. “Until you have been through this experience, you have no idea what it’s like. And he hasn’t been. He’s never, ever had to face this. And I think that I am much better prepared and ready to, you know, withstand whatever comes my way.”

“Are you saying he couldn’t handle it?” Couric asked.

“I’m just saying that I’ve been there and I know how to handle it… ” Clinton replied.

“…Because in exit polls, most people thought you would make a better commander in chief. But, they said, Barack Obama would be better at unifying the country. Why are you so often seen as polarizing?” Couric asked.

“I think it’s because I have been active on behalf of a lot of controversial causes like universal healthcare, like a woman’s right to choose for many, many years. And that is who I am,” Clinton said. “Unity for the sake of unity is not my goal. I want to unify the country around meeting big goals like dealing with our energy crisis. I want to call the country to action around global warming. I want to set some, you know, really big vision that young people can buy into. That’s the best way to unify the country.”

“I want to set some, you know, really big vision that young people can buy into. That’s the best way to unify the country.”

Man, that’s lame. Frighteningly empty of anything but raw ambition and appetite.

If you ever go back and try to read a Clinton speech – by either Clinton – you find that they are rhetorically unremarkable and truly empty. Lots of words, very little real content. Try it sometimes.

Of course, Obama is no treasure chest of profundity, either.

Meantime, Mrs. Clinton – you’re not quite right about why you’re so polarizing. It’s because not all of us have amnesia. And we’re also sick of this.

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  • http://hillaryneedsavacation.blogspot.com/ HNAV

    ““All my life I’ve wanted to vote for a woman for president…””

    He didn’t get that ‘slick’ tag for selling wax.

    The Democrat Party would be wisely served, by putting the lid on the Clinton Dependency. Mr. Obama has class, intelligence, etc…

    Watched Hillary Clinton after the Obama sweep of three primaries, not surprised when Hillary turned to some baseless, demeaning commentary of GW BUSH.

    It seems important when sinking, to take everyone down with her.

    Something about “Incompetence, corruption, cronyism…”

    Projection for certain, from a very insecure, troubled, unethical Opportunist.

    It is really embarrassing and rather regretful, but then nothing has changed with the Clintons.

    Amazing the fine African American Supporters of the Clintons are finally seeing the ugly reality.

    We shall see, never count the ‘MACHINE’ out of anything.

  • http://www.reflectionsbykris.squarespace.com KrisinNewEngland

    … But, you know, Senator Obama has never had, I don’t think, a single negative ad run against him. He’s never been on the receiving end even in this campaign. It’s been incredibly civil by any modern standards…

    emphasis mine

    Oh really Hillary? And does your husband’s recent behaviors on your behalf not count as negativity???

    Please, this woman is so vile – she only stands for what she perceives as being good for Hillary and only Hillary. No one else enters into it. The media loves her – they are pratically choking on the idea that Obama may actually take the nomination right out from under her anointed butt.

  • GJMiller

    How do we know when Hillary Rodham Clinton or her husband are lying? You don’t – because they are ALWAYS lying.

    The media loves Hillary. If we needed further proof that the majority of the media consists of idiots, there you have it.

    Mrs. Clinton is an arrogant, self-deluding, self-serving and evil woman and she is not the smartest woman in the world either! The Anchoress is smarter and so am I. Any woman who would first marry and then remain married to that horndog William Jefferson Clinton is a cretin of major proportions!

    Obama has been on the receiving end of plenty of negative campaigning – courtesy of HRC and her vile consort! What kind of fantasy world does Hillary think the rest of us inhabit that we don’t know this?

  • JimC

    Maybe this is her uniting vision: “Let us be willing to remold society by redefining what it means to be a human being in the twentieth century”

    From an address by Hillary Clinton, quoted in the NY Times Sunday magazine article “Saint Hillary” by Michael Kelly, May 23, 1993. Oddly, the text is not available in the NY Times archives or any other legitimate online source. It’s only available in the book “Things Worth Fighting For”, a collection of Kelly’s articles. I wonder why.

    Once you’re willing to redefine “what it means to be a human being”, anything can happen to any of us. What’s going to happen to those who aren’t humans under her new definition?

  • http://www.plumbbobblog.com philwynk

    Does anybody other than me see the delicious irony in Ms. Clinton complaining about how hard the press has been on her — on a talk show where the host is practically fawning over her?

    I suspect Madame Hillary does see it, and silently holds Ms. Couric in contempt.

    I’ve seen members of the press similarly fawn over Obama, but never over a Republican candidate.

    (Unrelated to this topic, please visit my political blog, “Plumb Bob Blog: Squaring the Culture,” at http://www.plumbbobblog.com. Thanks.)

  • Sensible Mom

    You always know when Hillary Clinton is lying when she does her verbal tic “you know” as in “I want to set some, you know, really big vision that young people can buy into. That’s the best way to unify the country.”

    Yeah right. Her big vision thing is seeing herself as president.

    The woman’s ambition is frightening.

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  • http://jscafenette.com Jeanette

    Any other woman who was publicly humiliated by her husband would have left him immediately. They didn’t have small children to consider and this was a pattern in his life.

    She stuck around for the power. If she loses the nomination or the election watch for news of a divorce a couple of months later. They don’t live together now and are only together for the power.


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