Urbin Report

Sunday, April 13, 2008

What will a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency look like?

Carl Bernstein asks the question and he gets it mostly right:

The answer by now seems obvious: It will look like her presidential campaign, which in turn looks increasingly like the first Clinton presidency.

Which is to say, high-minded ideals, lowered execution, half truths, outright lies (and imaginary flights), take-no prisoners politics, some very good policy ideas, a presidential spouse given to wallowing in anger and self-pity, and a succession of aides and surrogates pushed under the bus when things don’t go right. Which is to say, often.

The thing he gets wrong is that he expects "some very good policy ideas", which is pretty much outside the realm of possibility since Monica Lewinski's ex-boyfriend's wife is socialist.