Thursday, January 24, 2008

There's A Method To Crafty Bill's Madness

There's A Method To Crafty Bill's Madness
By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Why is Bill Clinton courting such intense publicity, inevitably much of it negative? Is he crazy? Crazy like a fox. He has two goals and is achieving them both spectacularly.

First, he wants to be the same kind of lightning rod for Hillary that she was for him during his run for the presidency. As the 1992 Republican convention approached, Hillary ratcheted up her comments and profile precisely to attract GOP fire so that they would leave Bill alone. He and I discussed the plan. Hillary's comment, for example, about "baking cookies and serving tea" put her squarely in the Republican Party's sights as the convention approached.

The Republicans fell for the lure big time and spent their entire convention going after Hillary. Bill was scarcely hit. And the 1992 GOP convention is one of the few that afforded its party no bounce at all. Now Bill is returning the favor.

In the days before Iowa and leading up to New Hampshire, Hillary was the prime topic of political discussion. She took shots for misusing Bill's record and trying to adopt it as her own, for minimizing King's contribution to civil rights, for crying, for attacking her opponents, and for changing her campaign style to become more likeable. Now, she rarely gets hit anymore. They're hitting Bill instead.

Like a red cape, he is attracting the attention of the bull so his wife the matador escapes unharmed.

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4 Comments:

Blogger CHOMP said...

NEVER FORGET: Both of the Clintons have reasons doing everything!

They've been spinning things their way for years, since their Arkansas days. They are good at it. So if you hear some news piece about either of them, ask your self "what's the payoff?"

7:35 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--It figures you'd have the site addy of a group called the c-word. I'll have to spank ya like I did before! LOL!

8:38 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

HOWL! I love Less's site pest fly. That's him, that's him all over!

Good job....

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Sonny Lykos said...

The Clintons are beyond just masters at manipulating and controlling the minds of the masses. In fact, they can "teach" the masters. Like boxers, continually weaving to and fro to they rarely get hit, and when hit, bounce back immediately.

The masses deserve to have them as co-Presidents. Unfortunately, the masses will drag us along with them into the sewage pit.

Reminds me of someone still idolizing how a snake eats, even as half of his/her body is being pulled into its throat.

The only word I can think of is "lunacy."

4:54 PM  

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