June 30, 2004

And so it begins...

No real surprise here, but Drudge is apoplectic over the new rumors swirling around the beltway like water down a toilet: that Hillary Clinton will be Ketchup Boy's choice for a VP running mate.

Official Washington and the entire press corps will be rocked when Hillary Rodham Clinton is picked as Kerry's VP and a massive love fest will begin!

So predicts a top Washington insider, who spoke to the DRUDGE REPORT on condition he not be named.

"All the signs point in her direction," said the insider, one of the most influential and well-placed in the nation's capital. "It is the solution to every Kerry problem."

"There are three issues that this campaign will be decided on-- national security, health care, and the economy, not necessarily in that order."

"Kerry believes that no one is better on national security than he is, he served in Vietnam after all, so he has that covered and the suggestion that he needs to strengthen the ticket with someone who has national security credentials is dismissed as foolish."

The insider continues: "The Democrats feel like health care is the domestic issue. But how to make it the dominant topic of conversation-- break through war and terrorism? Hillary Clinton."

I got pooh-poohed before when I tossed the shrill one's name out there as VP material, but what about now?

If the pantsuited ice queen makes the ticket, Teresa Kerry might want to up the amount of life insurance she has on Ketchup Boy, lest an Arkancide catch her unawares.

After all, she does want to "take things away from you on behalf of the greater good."

Posted by mhking at June 30, 2004 11:35 AM

No way in Hades is that ego going to take second seat to Kerry. We'll be seeing her in '08 for sure, as the main attraction. Frighteningly.

Posted by: Deb at June 30, 2004 02:03 PM

I do not see what she would bring to the ticket. Can yo imagine anyone who would vote for a ticket just because Hillary is on it who would not have voted for anyone the Democrats came up with the run against G.W.

Posted by: Jeffrey Perrin at June 30, 2004 04:03 PM

Teresa is precisely why Hillary won't be picked. "John, you are MY bitch, and no one else's!"

Posted by: McGehee at June 30, 2004 04:26 PM

I don't believe that Hillary will ever run for President. For Kerry to pick her would I think make him unelectable.

The cleverest thing Kerry could do would be to pick Joe Lieberman. He's a genuine moderate who people could trust to run the country if necessary. I think there's next to no chance that Kerry will go for him though.

For Kerry, the only idea worse than picking Hillary would be picking Gephardt, thus creating a zero charisma ticket. If he picks Gephardt I might have to get rid of my television.

Posted by: Graham Lester at June 30, 2004 07:37 PM

She wouldn't accept that nomination, she want's to be President. I beleive it is her worst nightmare that Kerry is elected in November because it screws her up in 2008. Thats why i beleive that after the convention and probably right before the election a huge Kerry scandal is going to come to light. Bush will be blamed ( unjustly) but it will push Hillary to the forefront for her run in 2008.

Posted by: Rick at July 1, 2004 03:59 AM

After the media's relentless carping, Kerry will be a puddle of slime on the convention floor. Hillary has had a complete make-over. Check out the picture at Reagan's funeral. She looks actually like a normal attractive woman.

Hillary will be the candidate as I've been saying for over a year now. It's now or never for her and the entire primary season was set up for her dramatic entrance as the savior of the party, the country, the earth and beyond. To quote Buzz Lightyear, To Infinity and Beyond."

I predict her running mate will be loyal lackey and all round gofer, Bill Richardson, alleged Hispanic.

Posted by: erp at July 1, 2004 07:24 AM