Monday, November 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Something to Think About

Before tomorrow's election, there is just one more thing I want to say about Hillary. All of the scandals and potential corruption aside, there's another consideration. Anyone still considering voting for her needs to think about this. When Bill was Governor of Arkansas, Hillary was First Lady (I almost choke on that one...I use the term Lady in it's loosest possible connotation). She was the most unpopular First Lady in the history of the state. I live here and remember. She was rarely seen in public and when she was is was always with a look of utter disdain on her face. There was absolutely nothing I can recall that she did to either promote the state or it's people and their issues. She hated Arkansas and we hated her back, with good reason. Hillary Rodham Clinton was/is a shameless self-promoter...if there wasn't something in it for her, she didn't care enough to show up.

Virtually all of Arkansas' First Ladies have been gracious representatives for our state. They have promoted important issues such as education, the environment and similar causes. Janet Huckabee, wife of Gov. Mike Huckabee, was an eloquent spokeswoman for state beautification and our native wildlife. There is a nature preserve here in Ft. Smith that is named for her. Hillary doesn't even have a dead-end street named after her that I'm aware of.

When she ran for the Senate in 2000, Hillary ran for a seat in New York. One would naturally assume that she would run in Arkansas, after all, it was her second home for a good many years. Why did she not seek office here? Her husband had just finished his presidency and still enjoyed a good bit of popularity. The reason is that she couldn't muster 100 votes without massive voter fraud. In the current election it is unlikely that she will garner 30% of the vote here in Arkansas. Story after story of her involvement in the Whitewater fiasco and corruption in the Rose Law Firm did little to improve her public image here.

One need to only think back to her husband's presidency and her unpopularity as the nation's First Lady then. She was put in charge of healthcare and made a complete mess of it. After that, she was practically invisible, spending much of her time abroad (where they didn't know her). She was arrogant and divisive and time has done little to temper her personna, public or private.

I hear women say it is time for a female president. I have no problem with that...there are many good women who would do an exemplary job in the highest office in the land. I don't necessarily agree with Jill Stein, but I would support her should she win. She is honest (probably why she doesn't have a chance) and worthy of respect. As I said, there are many good women...unfortunately, Hillary Clinton is not among them. She is dishonest, corrupt and in all likelihood guilty of a multitude of crimes. Given all this, would you vote for someone like this just because she is a woman?

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