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May 18, 2008



You're always just trying to help, TM. It's your trademark.


Of course she would have to be one of JOM's lady commenters.

Patrick R. Sullivan

Almost a perfect fit for Condi.


I really look forward to the first woman president who gets elected in spite of being a woman. Any other criteria is just stupid.


TM's accompanying graphic that didn't accompany.


Clarice's picture must have been omitted by mistake.


A woman President would have to be a Democrat, wouldn't she, because a Real Woman can't be Republican any more than an Authentically Black person could be.


How did Chelsea Clinton get on the list? Seriously, dont you need to have run and won somewhere before you run for President anymore?

Buford Gooch

Lisa Madigan of Illinois doesn't really belong in this list either. She only got elected because of a man, her father, who is Speaker of the Illinois House, and has been for some time.


"How did Chelsea Clinton get on the list?"

It's in the genes.


Dungarees? I usually only find lint or spare change in the pockets. Chelsea finds a free pass to run for the C in C?


Who put the dung in the dungarees?


Why isn't Dianne Feinstein on the list?


HEH,sbw..I am remarkably unsuited for the task. I do think it would be great to have someone with some real executive experience--military or corporate--instead of just another pol in the WH though.


Wilson sounds like Plame. Started spying when she was 14 and dad worked for NSA, Air Force. Wilson's dad was Air force, Roswell. 'Alias.' She's on Energy, which is the original WMD, nuclear power plants, training. She's on the intelligence Committee, which is probably where Plame went and went for 'No Fear.' Signals means NSA. Tactical means something short term. Technical R&D is CIA. She probably was in communications while at Air force.

She sure is an example to those girls like Plame. Plame and Wilson moved there? Like Plame and Chelsea, it's mom and dad getting them jobs on taxes.


OTOH Madigan, the CEO of EBay appeals--imagine such a successgul business from selling carp out of attics and basements...

Cecil Turner

Women have been graduating from service academies for a while, and there are plenty of important non-combat career paths that would allow a person to develop some national security credentials over ten years or so.

I'm not sure this is entirely practicable, though certainly it is becoming more feasible. In the normal progression of things, officers join combat (or at least combat support) units, if possible command at the company level, attend mid-level school, command at the battalion level, do a staff tour, and then go on to achieve some meaningful operational posts at the higher levels. The process takes about 20 years, and is still largely closed to women (who are competing for a very few operational slots with even fewer command opportunities), and it takes decades for meaningful change as women now in Service academies start up the ladder with new expanded opportunities. In short, there is no real expectation that a Colin Powell-style career path will be available to women in the near future; and when it is, it'll still take at least ten years or so to ripen to potential candidates.

Besides, those types of candidates are largely absent from modern politics. A more modest resume bullet (having served) takes only a few years, and is compatible with the follow-on demands of a political career. In that case, the military credentials are mostly a moral issue, but that's probably the best one can do. Even a stellar ten-year career adds little experience in dealing with national security considerations, and trying to short-circuit the process doesn't work. Those few who deal with operational-level assignments without having the earlier tactical ones are, in my opinion, generally not equipped to absorb the experience.

Horny Dude

The Republican broads on that link are much hotter (relatively speaking) than the Dems. Chelsea looks alot like that Hubble guy.



Ralph L

Wilson named her children Joshua and Caitlin. Bleh.
And her lawyer husband entertaining a teenaged client when the family's away? Really stupid or evil?




PeterUK, remarkably unkind. :)

Ralph L

I didn't know Clarice had a Kitchener mustache. Cool.


Not unkind at all,your country needs Clarice,or those like her.It is the curse of the West that our body politic is swamped with,chancers, second raters,back stabbers,snake oil salesmen,halfwits,buffoons,crooks,poodlefakers,degenerates and cads.
Honour and public service are a thing of the past.



There are plenty of people who fit the bill.Unfortunately the present system makes public service so unappealing, generally only the unappealing strive for it.
There are exceptions. We talked about Lt Col Allen West. I had the opportunity to meet him a few weeks ago and he is better than his proponents said. (I'm having a fund raiser in DC for him in Sept.Let's hope we can raise enoughmoney for him to match the funds of his well00financed and very inferior opponent.)


Clarice, David Patterson is a politician, but he surely didn't expect to be Governor of New York. I heard him speak last week on "New York is open for Business." He said the things that needed to be said to move this overblown, overgrown ship of state back to where it belongs. So, Clarice, maybe the people who deserve office are those who are not looking for it.

Out of kindness, though, we'll give you a pass. ;-)

Jim Hu

Why isn't Dianne Feinstein on the list?
Feinstein is mentioned in the article, but is already 74.

JM Hanes

"But this composite of Madam President is suggested by political strategists and talent scouts, politicians and those who study women in politics."

Otherwise known as the usual "expert" suspects. Can you dig up their composite of the first black president? I'm sure that would be good for a much needed laugh right about now.


JM Hanes,

That was.....What RUSH would say: RIGHT ON!!!!! RIGHT ON!!!!


Speaking of Hillary, Mark Levin links to an article at NRO about Obama and his Social Security scare threat:http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/may/18/obama-warns-seniors-on-social-security-threats/ ">Obama warns seniors on Social Security threats

But the best part of the article is this:
"Obama was in Oregon, where he is favored to win the state's presidential primary on Tuesday. Hillary Rodham Clinton spent a second straight day in Kentucky, where she is favored to win when its voters head to the polls the same day."

"She attended worship services at a Methodist church in Bowling Green, and happily sang hymns and joined in Bible readings. But her smile faded when the pastor launched into a sermon about adultery, asking his congregants whether the devil had ever whispered over their shoulders in their marriages." LOL


What about Michelle Obama? If the trend continues, she should be the first woman President. Woman? Check. Minority? Check. Angry about the white power establishment? Check. Married to a viable Presidential Candidate whom the Media worships? Check. And (God forbid) if she winds up hanging out in the White House bitchin' for 4 or 8 years, she'll have exactly the experience Hillary had when the Press started singing her praises as a potential President. By then, with the corruption and paybacks in Chicago politics, she could easily slide into Obama's old Illinois Senate seat, make kissy-huggy with Oprah and Reverend Wright, have coffee with Kofi etc, and it'd be morning in America all over again.

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