“If Hollywood and Bollywood were how we all lived our lives, that would surprise me. … And yet it’s often the way our cultures are conveyed, isn’t it? … People watching a Bollywood movie in some other part of Asia think everybody in India is beautiful and they have dramatic lives and happy endings. And if you were to watch American TV and our movies you’d think that we don’t wear clothes and we spend all our time fighting with each other.”
Hillary Clinton in India -
“Hillary has just taken Asia by storm. … On this Asia trip, and more generally, Clinton demonstrates she has done serious homework, is well briefed and articulate” – Scripps Howard News Service Op-Ed by Arthur I. Cyr.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton is seen as the most intelligent First Lady followed by Eleanor Roosevelt” – Harris Poll on First Ladies.
“Asia trip propels Clinton back into limelight” - Headline story, New York Times.
“Hillary Clinton could be made envoy to Northern Ireland” – Headline story, Belfast Telegraph.
“Does Hillary ever suffer from jet lag?” Foreign Policy, Washington Post Company.
It is not certain if Obama is indeed God as some of his followers claim, but one thing is for sure. His opponent for the party nomination last year, Hillary Clinton is certainly a saint by any measure of sufferance and fortitude.
Early during the campaign for the party nomination, before even the start of the primary elections season, Hillary Clinton was mocked as Senator (D-Punjab) implying that the Clintons sold out to the Punjabis.
The Obama campaign released that Senator (D-Punjab) smear memo to the media in secret. Amazingly, almost as an omen, it didn’t hurt Obama at all. But, it did set a certain style in motion. Midway through the nomination season she was falsely accused of adopting a so-called ‘kitchen sink’ strategy. All throughout the primaries, she and husband Bill were painted absurdly, erroneously as racists, and assailed as being beholden to India’s business interests.
Hillary was undaunted and, as the season wore on she proved to be a tough candidate. She won every large state that mattered, persisted in her chase for nomination despite the vicious attacks by partisan Obama hacks, by ignorant young voters with no knowledge of history, and at times even by the so-called feminists of the Left who should have known better. Obama, of course ended up buying up the superdelegates, the DNC leadership conspired to take away some of Hillary’s delegates, and selected Obama as candidate even before a nominating convention was held. Just to please the ultra-leftwing of the party, the party bigwigs behaved in the worst manner familiar to the Indian polity – a la the Congress High Command – in disregarding Clinton and in sucking up to Obama and his millions of campaign money. Vote bank polemics in the worst Indian-style were evident during the Democratic Party nomination fight of 2008!
Hillary Clinton was beaten upon, but was never beat down; was written off, but was never written out. The invisible fight the millions of Hillary voters fought to no avail, the birth of the PUMA movement and its continuance. No wonder then that the poet Maya Angelou offered this wonderful paean to Hillary Clinton, as
RISE HILLARY, RISE
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Mrs. Hillary Clinton saw it all, weathered it all.
In 2008 Hillary showed the world what a political brave-heart she was. She set the standard for honest political campaigning, integrity, persistence, authenticity, and loyalty. The highly memorable victory statement in Ohio Primary, ending with the phrase “This win is for you!” typified her struggle and vision.
In 2009 the same old Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is Madame Secretary of State. One year after being edged out of the primary process, Hillary is career-wise born again. She is showing the world what a true diplomat she is in sterling performances around the globe. From somewhere above, Thomas Jefferson is beaming with approval. So are, undoubtedly Elihu Root, Daniel Webster, and the indomitable Marshall.
HILLARY CLINTON IN INDIA
During her recent trip to India Hillary continued her unique style that blends grace, charm, humor, and vision. At every event she proved herself to be a cut above, way above, her slippery, bumbling, lying boss. What a great president she would have made! Ok, enough of that:
Hillary Clinton is getting high marks for her diplomatic achievements during the India tour.
For those who were not glued to television coverage, here are some clips of her India events:
Mumbai Townhall (3 videos)
University of Delhi Speech (4 videos)
Many official ‘State’ videos here.
And then, you have this person known only as jcjcd.
No one loves Hillary youtube videos like jcjcd.