Monday, July 25, 2005

Hillary makeover in effect

Hillary's moving to the center. Huge surprise there, huh? She's supporting John Roberts for USSC nominee, no doubt a move that will infuriate the NAGs (National Association of Gals) and the MoveOn kooks. But those are two groups she can afford to marginalize, since (a) they rarely impact elections and (b) what else are they gonna Republican? Fat chance.

Anyway, the AP is rushing to tell us what a "moderate" Her Highness is. Full story here, excerpt follows:
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is cementing her ties to moderate voters, reaching out to centrists that some of her backers argue Clinton never really abandoned.

Clinton scheduled a high-profile speech Monday to the Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist group that helped pave Bill Clinton's path to the White House. The hundreds of activists gathered for the group's annual meeting made her appearance its centerpiece.
John Kerry and Tom Daschle, two well-defined liberals, also were active in the DLC. Yet here's the MSM, assuming that membership in the DLC necessarily makes a Democrat "centrist."

Does she need to move to the center (or convince people that's what she's doing) in order to be re-elected Senator next year? Hardly. Unless she runs against Rudy Giuliani, that's a race that she's got locked up. So why pretend to be a centrist if she doesn't have higher plans? Because...well, she has higher plans!

She's not dumb, folks. She has seen what happens when liberals are successfully exposed as such (Dukakis, Gore, Cleland, Daschle, Kerry, etc.). She will do her damndest (as will her protectors in the MSM) to make sure she is not accurately portrayed as such.

I'd be a lot less hostile to politicians that would simply admit being liberal and stop trying to hide from the label. While Dennis Kucinich was a monumental loser in the primaries, I have some modicum of respect for him for at least being honest about his views. However, I'm not so naive as to think that such honesty is rewarded at the ballot box...thus the perceived need to deceive.