Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'm not Hillary!

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Argentina's first lady and front-runner in the October presidential election rejected on Wednesday comparisons with U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton despite both women's hopes to follow their husbands into office.

Sen. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, also are lawyers who met their husbands at universities but Fernandez said the comparisons ended there.

"Hillary was able to position herself nationally because her husband was president. She didn't have a political life beforehand and that isn't my case," Fernandez de Kirchner said in an interview with CNN en Espanol, referring to her 30-year career in Argentine politics.

In France a woman was running for president who was another Hillary in that both are hard-core socialists who what to take their nations much further down the road toward totalitarianism than they already are. Ségolène Royal got her head handed to her in the French elections.

I don't know what Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's policy positions are, but I find it interesting that she feels compelled to go out of her way to put as much distance between herself and Mrs. Bill Clinton as possible.

The Left has been screaming at us (you know the kind incoherent shrieking accompanied by much sprayed spittle and the kind of brickabrack endangering hand gestures that demonstrate total insanity) that America is not taken seriously on the world stage any more due to the bumbling of George W Bush. Perhaps a woman who is not even taken seriously by Third World wannabes is not the person to restore that international prestige.

Just a thought.

Oh, and one other thought on an area where Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner differs from Hillary Clinton:

Looking at her does not make one wish to enter a monastery.