June 19, 2005
what he said (II)
For many on the right, the faux warnings about a Rodhamite restoration in the White House were a way of prolonging the turbulent passions of the Clinton years in a relatively harmless way – like playing Civil War re-enactments on a Saturday afternoon, it offered the frisson of the great primal conflict with none of the pain. After all, the idea of Hillary becoming President is patently absurd, isn’t it?
Yes, it is - as absurd as a woman who’s never run for elected office and with stunningly high negatives becoming Senator of a state she’s never lived in…
A Rodham Administration would lend an obvious symmetry to the last two decades of Presidential history: Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton. But just as it rapidly became clear that Bush Jr was a far more consequential figure than Bush Sr, so the pants-suited Clinton would set out to be a more consequential figure than the pantsless Clinton. She could hardly fail to be, given that he’s been left beached by history as the novelty vaudeville intermission between the two great geopolitical conflicts of our time.
—Mark Steyn (again)
Posted by Anthony Perez-Miller at June 19, 2005 07:01 PM