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Election 2008: Hillary Clinton

by CLINTON FEIN

She has made a habit of making history. After she became First Lady after her husband was elected President, she angered as many as she impressed by revolutionizing the role. She was involved in policy making, retained her maiden name, and proved to the world she was no wallflower.

She garnered sympathy following her husbandís notorious blowjob that caused her public humiliation, and to the surprise of many feminists, stuck by her man and resurrected her marriage.

She became the first First Lady to run for public office, winning the New York Senate seat, becoming the first First Lady to become a Senator. She proved her detractors wrong by using her star power to introduce and support enough constructive legislation to allow her to run virtually unopposed for a second term.

She also sold out to much of the chagrin of the Democratic base. She voted in support of giving the President unilateral power to wage the war in Iraq, and has blamed shoddy intelligence for her decision, despite it being her own.

She also angered First Amendment advocates after announcing legislation targeting the makers of video games, stating ďI am announcing these measures today because I believe that the ability of our children to access pornographic and outrageously violent material on video games rated for adults is spiraling out of control.Ē (Whether such material includes historical documentation of her husbandís proclivities in the White House remains unclear). In July 2005, she was also partly responsible for calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the video game, Grand Auto Theft: San Andreas.

If her government-controlling-content-management positions were not enough for the First Amendment crowd, like the ethically-challenged senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, Clinton, along with Sen. Robert Bennett, a Utah Republican, introduced a bill that would make flag burning illegal.

In addition to her willingness to send people to war, she has yet to make clear her position on her husbandís disastrous ďDonít Ask, Donít TellĒ policy relating to gays in the military.

Despite her pandering, First Amendment desecration, up-until-recent support of the war, and wishy-washy support of abortion, she still excites the Democratic base because she is a formidable candidate who is poised to make history again.

If she were to win, she would not only be the first female President, but the first wife of a former President to become President. If Barak Obama was not running, there's little doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be a Democratic Party slam dunk.

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EXTERNAL RESOURCES

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BIOGRAPHY

Full Name: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Party: Democratic
Political Office: U.S. Senator from New York; elected 2000; reelected 2006
Business/Professional Experience: Partner, Rose Law Firm (Little Rock, AR), 1979-1992
Date of Birth: October 26, 1947
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Education: B.A., Wellesley
College, 1969; J.D. Yale University, 1973
Spouse: former President Bill Clinton; married 1975
Children: daughter, Chelsea; born 1980
Religion: Methodist
Home: Chappaqua, NY
Campaign Web Site: www.hillaryclinton.com

Source: The New York Times

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