tip of the hat to Melvin for the shove in the right direction!
I consider myself a thoroughly optimistic and modern progressive, and we need a new progressive vision for America.
This week (…) a White House spokeswoman uncharacteristically fired back at Clinton for, of all things, running a campaign ad in Iowa that (gasp!) criticizes President Bush. “If you’re a family that is struggling and you don’t have health care, you are invisible to this president,” Clinton says in the ad. “If you’re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, you’re invisible, too.”
Spokeswoman Dana Perino took the bait, dubbing Clinton’s ad “outrageous,” “absurd” and “unconscionable.”
Campaigning in Iowa, her most challenging early state, a “thrilled” Clinton heralded the White House response. “The White House just attacked me a few minutes ago,” she gushed. “Apparently, I’ve struck a nerve.” Clinton aides quickly flagged the White House comments on a campaign Web site, http://www.HillaryHub.com, and alerted reporters to Perino’s remarks.
And speaking of Iowa…..
DES MOINES – It was Hillary and Rudy in the straw Wednesday, as the two New Yorkers running for president made their obligatory, and first, visits to the sprawling Iowa State Fair.
The potential rivals for the White House next year showed up just hours apart at the 240-acre fairground here, and in speeches and crowd-clogged tours of exhibits, booths and food stalls they displayed their own distinctive politics and styles.
In what could be a preview, the two New Yorkers disagreed on most everything, except for the need for energy independence and, later in their fairground wanderings, the wonder of a life-size cow made entirely out of butter.
How do you cook a cow made entirely of butter? In lard? And, speaking of lard, Dennis Hastert (R-IL) announced today that he would not run for reelection.