Monday, October 22, 2007

Hillary Clinton: Not So Smart as On Message

This weekend I heard a talk by Dick Morris, the old political consultant for Bill Clinton, who is on his book tour. He had a lot of interesting things to say about the Clintons, his old friends, reminding me that if you want to find a real friend I wouldn't go looking for one in politics. If I were the Clintons I would think this guy is pretty disloyal, but I guess they haven't been on good terms for quite a while. Whatever the case, he's enjoying telling Clinton tales, especially talking about Hillary. Sort of like in high school; I am sure you knew someone like that who was more-or-less was in the business of peddling information about other people.

Be that as it may, I thought the most interesting thing I heard was that Hillary is not brilliant. Bill is brilliant, but Hillary is more like the average bright person who you know. She is, however, a very hard worker and very disciplined, never deviating from her script, her talking points, or saying anything that hasn't been run through a focus group.

The Backyard Conservative is blogging about Hillary today, and how she's feeding info to the Drudge Report. Come to think of it, I woudn't be totally surprised if Dick Morris is back on the job, quietly, quietly.


Anonymous John said...

Actually, Dick Morris has mostly worked for GOP candidates over his career. He only came onboard the Bill Clinton campaign & WH because Clinton wanted to triangulate and moderate the Dems' image.

Oct 22, 2007, 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous publia.padena said...

He mentioned how he had worked for Mike Huckabee, but I think he also worked for Clinton when he was running for Governor of Arkansas. I never followed his career, so thanks for the additional info. On the other hand, with friends like him, I am not so sure you would need an enemy.

Oct 22, 2007, 3:03:00 PM  

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