Monday, September 19, 2005

Tropical Storm Clinton

"Mr. Clinton argued that lower-income Americans had done better under the economic policies of his [Bill Clinton's] administration than they are doing now, saying the storm highlighted class divisions in the country that often played out along racial lines." - Philip Shenan: The New York Times

Former President Bill Clinton made these allegations clearly regarding President Bush's response to the hurricane relief effort. Perhaps I would not be so stirred up by these comments had Bush not appointed Clinton to raise funds for the hurricane survivors. Making such statements represents Clinton's willingness to abandon his responsbility to America in order to highlight his political perspective. In doing so, Clinton expressed his politcal views while challenging the effectiveness of the current administration.

To me, it appears that Clinton is committing a great injustice to the survivors. Instead of performing his appointed duty, he has found it necessary to elevate himself to a place where he possibly could be thwarting the effectiveness of the releif effort. This reminds me of the all but subtle comments made by hip-hop artist Kanye West. West, too, turned his back on the aid of the hurricane victims by making accusations against the president based on his own ideas (and maybe the ideas of BET and MTV, but that would imply that he's incapable of thinking for himself in regards to political issues). My point is that Bill Clinton has stooped to the mudslinging level of Kanye West. Clinton has taken advantage of the survivors by using them as a platform expecting an American emotional response for the purpose of backing his own personal agenda.

In Clinton's case, what could his agenda really be? I mean, he is not able to run for the presidential position again. Perhaps he is trying to rebuild his reputation in which his own integrity destroyed. Perhaps he is attempting to ensure the election of a 2008 democratic president. Or maybe he simply wants to tear down what's left of the reputation of our existenting president not realizing the trade-off is the lives of the survivors. Hurricane Katrina was devasting while tropical storm Clinton promises to be equally as destructive.


At 12:58 AM, Blogger Poison Pero said...

Willie's a joke, and is doing no good for anyone with his ridiculous comments......Including his hideous wife.

It's no secret Bill's an albatros around her neck, and I don't know why she doesn't just tell him to go get as many whores as he wants as long as he shuts up.
But I hope he keeps talking.......Like Howard Dean, Bubba is the "gift that keeps on giving".

At 2:20 AM, Blogger Goat said...

Good insight, william, keep it up!
Hey Pero,Howlin' Howie has the better soundbites Slick Willy's are toenail nibbles compared to Dean's swallow foot tecnique.

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Mark said...

William, to me, this whole thing smacks of Hillary. She probably told her husband that if he insists on hobnobbing with former President Bush at the behest of current President Bush, then he had better make a disclaimer statement to make sure it doesn't affect her run for the Whitehouse in '08.

At 11:19 AM, Blogger William said...

You know Mark, as sad as it seems, you are probably right. I would hate it if she were manipulating him into making these remarks simply for her own personal gain.

At 11:41 AM, Blogger Poison Pero said...

Let me tell you, if I were Bubba and Hillary gave me the ultimatum I'd do what she says.

I've seen the pics of her and James Reno, and Bill's better off doing as she says.:)


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