Friday, February 23, 2007

Dems opening their eyes at last

From The Boston Globe:

HOLLYWOOD MOGUL David Geffen has kicked up a storm by saying publicly something that Democrats usually only whisper privately.

A former Friend of Bill, Geffen told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd that Clinton is "a reckless guy" who "gave his enemies a lot of ammunition to hurt him and to distract the country." What's more, said Geffen, "I don't think anybody believes that in the last six years, all of a sudden Bill Clinton has become a different person."

What comes next is some clueless defense of Bill Clinton's "legacy" and then this:

And yet, in his personal conduct, he displayed a breathtaking recklessness -- a trait that renders him a risk as a candidate's spouse. Although his impeachment was an orgy of partisan excess, it's still hard to believe that, attuned as he was to the realities of American politics, he would risk his presidency on a fling with a Generation X flibbertigibbet.

This is what so many leftists don't get about Bill Clinton. For the most part the women were the point. Every last shred of information we have about Bill Clinton's personality tells us that he was a truly hollow man. Inside there was just nothing. His whole life. all he worked for and accomplished was about building a sense of self worth based on the opinions of others.

This is why he hates to be alone. When there is nobody there but him he ceases to exist. This is why he is obsessed with sex. During Bill Clinton's youth women did not share their bodies capriciously. For a woman to "give herself" to a man was validating. It indicated that she saw some worth in him. This is why he can't shut his mouth about how rich he has become. The fact that people will pay large sums to hear him speak is another form of validation.

When Bill was getting his pole waxed in the Oval Office he wasn't "risking his presidency" he was fulfilling his life's ambition. Now he wants to go back for seconds so he is filling his wife's campaign war chest by schlepping all over Asia and the Arab world pocketing large checks for giving meaningless speeches to his nation's enemies who are buying access to the future Ms. President.

Do we really want to put this dysfunctional family of Arkansas trailer trash back into the White House?