Urbin Report

Saturday, March 01, 2008

No surprise to anyone paying attention.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has been blowing her horn about all her "experience."
Which, in fairness, is greater than Barak Obama's, but then that is a pretty damn low bar to measure yourself against. Let's be honest, a few years ago, this guy was a state Senator in a fly over state.

The depth, or more accurately, the lack there of, of HRC's so called "experience" was brought to light by an embarrassingly simple question.

Slate's John Dickerson asked three Hillary supporters, Mark Penn, Howard Wolfson and Lee Feinstein, a very basic question that should have been asked of both her and Obama in the debates:

"What foreign policy moment would you point to in Hillary's career where she's been tested by crisis?"


Given the sheer gall of HRC's "Daisy" ad, her team of supporters should have started on the laundry list of achievements right away. Instead, reality reared its head and we got a dose of the truth:
You could've knit a sweater in the time it took the usually verbose team of Mark Penn, Howard Wolfson and Lee Feinstein, Clinton's national security director, to find a cogent answer.


It seems that a walk through the sea of democrat Presidential candidates experience would scarcely get ones feet wet. Recall a similar moment for a Barak Obama supporter.