Here we go again
Doesn't she look like she's crazy?
Calling Clinton ‘Angry,’ G.O.P. Chairman Goes on the Attack
By ADAM NAGOURNEY
Published: February 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, offered a broad attack on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York on Sunday, describing her as a Democrat brimming with anger and a representative of the far left wing of her party.
Mr. Mehlman disputed the suggestion that Mrs. Clinton, a former first lady, had moved to the center of her party. And while he declined to say, in response to a question, if he thought Mrs. Clinton would be the Republicans' "dream candidate or the Democrat you most dread," he left little doubt that Republicans had settled on new lines of attack on one of the leading Democratic contenders for the 2008 presidential nomination.
"I don't think the American people, if you look historically, elect angry candidates," Mr. Mehlman told George Stephanopoulos on the ABC program "This Week."
Referring to Mrs. Clinton's assertion that Republicans were running Congress like a plantation, he said, "Whether it's the comments about the plantation or the worst administration in history, Hillary Clinton seems to have a lot of anger."
"There's a lot of talk about a new Hillary Clinton, but if you look at the record, it's a very left-wing record," Mr. Mehlman said, adding that her record did not reflect the values of most Americans.
Both of these are lies, of course. Hillary Clinton is anything but left wing or angry, but it is how most people, Dems and Republicans, see her.
Every time she moves to the right, people see it as a betrayal, regardless of her real politics. This isn't just a line the GOP will use, but her Dem opponets as well. I have never seen someone with wuch a lack of awareness of how they are perceived
Instead of running away from that, as she is, she should embrace it and turn it on her opposition, not keep triangulating and being seen as power hungry.
posted by Steve @ 2:40:00 AM