So it's time we had a woman in the White House, huh?

AT recently ran a blog piece about Hillary's pledging to a Kentucky audience that as president, she would put Bill in charge of revitalizing the economy.  My first reaction was, "Hey, wait a minute here – I thought it was time to elect a woman as president so she could demonstrate to the world that women are just effective as men in managing the affairs of nations."

The country is being told that Hillary is the best qualified person for the job because of her vast government experience, yet this woman is turning over to a man the full responsibility for what most voters consider the number-one problem facing a new administration: the lousy economy.  Wow, what an impressive statement of feminist strength and independence.  You go, girl!

As for what Hillary considers her husband's economic wizardry in the last decade of the century, numerous commenters noted that Bill had the very good fortune to ride the incredible tech wave of that decade and the even better luck to be out of office by the time the wave became a bubble that ultimately burst. Others noted that it was Bill who got the ball rolling on the sub-prime mortgage disaster as well, by using his office to pressure banks into issuing loans to obvious credit risks – a liberal, feel-good fool's game that we all paid a heavy price for.  And lastly, many asked why Bill's economic expertise is even needed if the economy is in such a good shape, as the Obama administration is insisting it is.  What's to fix?

From time to time Hillary segues into the dialects and speech patterns of her minority audiences, perhaps to sell this concept that Obama's vital economy needs revitalization.  She had best practice the remarkable speech abilities of long ago presidential candidate and comedian Pat Paulsen.

All that being said, I must confess that I share Hillary's demonstrable conviction that sometimes we are confronted with situations that pointedly require our personal attention...

...and that simply cannot be put in the hands of her husband no matter how practiced he may be.

AT recently ran a blog piece about Hillary's pledging to a Kentucky audience that as president, she would put Bill in charge of revitalizing the economy.  My first reaction was, "Hey, wait a minute here – I thought it was time to elect a woman as president so she could demonstrate to the world that women are just effective as men in managing the affairs of nations."

The country is being told that Hillary is the best qualified person for the job because of her vast government experience, yet this woman is turning over to a man the full responsibility for what most voters consider the number-one problem facing a new administration: the lousy economy.  Wow, what an impressive statement of feminist strength and independence.  You go, girl!

As for what Hillary considers her husband's economic wizardry in the last decade of the century, numerous commenters noted that Bill had the very good fortune to ride the incredible tech wave of that decade and the even better luck to be out of office by the time the wave became a bubble that ultimately burst. Others noted that it was Bill who got the ball rolling on the sub-prime mortgage disaster as well, by using his office to pressure banks into issuing loans to obvious credit risks – a liberal, feel-good fool's game that we all paid a heavy price for.  And lastly, many asked why Bill's economic expertise is even needed if the economy is in such a good shape, as the Obama administration is insisting it is.  What's to fix?

From time to time Hillary segues into the dialects and speech patterns of her minority audiences, perhaps to sell this concept that Obama's vital economy needs revitalization.  She had best practice the remarkable speech abilities of long ago presidential candidate and comedian Pat Paulsen.

All that being said, I must confess that I share Hillary's demonstrable conviction that sometimes we are confronted with situations that pointedly require our personal attention...

...and that simply cannot be put in the hands of her husband no matter how practiced he may be.