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Sarah Palin and Hillary


There is a delicious irony in this whole business about Sarah Palin. I can't remember in which play Shakespeare used the phrase, "hoist on his own petard," but it certainly describes Hillary's present situation.

If she hadn't hung on all the way to the end, if she hadn't made that bitter non-concession speech, if she hadn't talked about the need for "catharsis," then maybe those of her followers who remain disgruntled females might not have been up for the taking.

John McCain might have picked another boring rich white guy, and everything would have trundled along as expected. But, no. He picked a woman, and now Hillary finds herself too clever by half. If McCain wins, she won't be the first woman anything.

Now, she's forced to work her heart out for Obama, and sincerely, really sincerely (AAACK!), hope that he wins. And wait eight whole years now for her chance at the brass ring.

Even Bill, the political genius, couldn't have prognosticated this one.

Categories: 2008 Presidential Campaign (79), Hillary Clinton (26), Sarah Palin (40)
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"I will be the next president"
-Hillary Clinton 2/08

Sarah is smart, pretty and a very together person. She talks like a woman and does not speak with local accent. She is who she is.

Hillary is a very insecure person and to overcome her shortcomings she talks like a dude, dressed like a dude and borrows the local accent wherever she happens to be to get acceptance. She entered the race on her husband's coat tail not on her own merit.

Who would you pick?

That Shakespeare quote is from Hamlet. The title character is talking about the untrustworthyness and ineptitude of Rosenkranz and Guildenstern, who have been hired by the king to kill him.

Lowe makes a great comment about the way out of the oil crisis, a return to the Jimmy Carter windfall profits tax. Worked so well in the 70's, I guess this is part of the CHANGE we are supposed to get from Obama? Change back to 18-20% interest rates, I can't wait

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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