* Editor's Commentaries - #48  And Speaking of "The West Wing" - The Clinton-Clinton Ticket, i.e., the Rodham-Clinton Ticket?! 

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.  JFK, Jr. is killed in the crash of a private plane he is piloting, along with his passengers, his wife Carolyn Bessette & her sister, this immediately before belatedly declaring commencement of his political career, via the campaign for U.S. Senate from NY, thus leaving only Rudy in the way of Hillary Rodham Clinton's ambitions. 

.  Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani ends his campaign for U.S. Senate from NY, officially due to being diagnosed with prostate cancer, and undergoing a regimen to be cured of cancer, not to mention certain publicized politically damaging, personally inflicted, personal woes.  Rudy's departure late in the race leaves only U.S. Representative Rick Lazio to belatedly and weakly contest Hillary for the springboard to the Presidency. 

.  May/June 2001 - Follow Your Heart (as I followed my heart?)  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, featured VIP for the NPR special on "chronic diseases," is elaborately, effusively, boot-lickingly, toe-suckingly introduced and interviewed by NPR's hosts, who describe her as having risen in bare months to be on "the short list" of Democratic Presidential contenders for 2004.

.  September 11, 2001 - Barbara Olson is killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, this immediately before her expose on Hillary Rodham-Clinton & her hubby is due to be published.  A private PR battle ensues in which the Clintons and their low friends in high places attempt to manipulate Regnery Publishing into canceling publication of Barbara Olson's posthumous chronicle of the Clinton's political mayhem.

.  End of July , Beginning of August 2002 - Hillary Rodham Clinton stirs the Democrat National Conference in NYC, while the main contenders fail to impress, and the numero uno contender Al Gore, coyly avoids participating ("due to a scheduling conflict," though he is in NYC at exactly the time of the Conference, and is seen having lunch in downtown NYC), thus giving Hillary an opening.

.  Per National Nightly News Saturday, August 17, 2002 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is said to be considering seeking the Presidency in the future, perhaps even "as soon as 2008."

.  Per National Nightly News Saturday, August 17, 2002 - Hillary Rodham Clinton apparently quoted at an earlier time, absolutely insists (as she has done repeatedly since becoming U.S. Senator from NY) she has absolutely no Presidential ambitions, aspirations...much less plans; rather she is focused only on being the best Senator for the people of NY that she can....

.  Per National Nightly News Saturday, August 17, 2002 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is on a veritable whirlwind of fundraising events, thus helping other Democrat politicians with their campaigns, but chiefly, and all-importantly, ingratiating herself to the party leadership, fellow Democrat politicians, the party "rank & file," Democrat contributors & volunteers everywhere, and making herself omnipresently prominent across the Democrat landscape, casting herself as the de facto true leader of the Democrat party (instead of absent Al Gore, and the myriad other wanna bees).

.  Per The Late Show with David Letterman, the week of Sept. 8-14, Bill Clinton was the featured guest, and David acted as the set-up man to showcase the former President's manifest brilliance, super-competence, selfless public service, profound visionary foresight, and stupendously superior grasp and command of the myriad current national security, foreign affairs, and domestic security crises, in addition to the economic recession, business accounting, and looming future 'crises' pertaining to fuel supplies, global warming, greenhouse gasses...stating that it sounded like Bill Clinton is still President.  Clinton of course overcome with his innate modesty and sensitivity, bashfully, blushingly demurred. 

.  Pundits, Political Commentators, Politicians, News Journalists have persisted in communicating that Bill Clinton is prevented from seeking control of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government by the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution, but this impediment, while actual (at the present time), is overstated, e.g., the Clintons can get around it.

ARTICLE XXII [i.e. the 22nd Amendment] of the Constitution of the United States

    Section1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.  But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

    Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

* You will note that there is absolutely nothing imagined, anticipated, provided for, nor mentioned regarding the possibility that a former President, who had been elected twice, might choose to seek the office of Vice-President; indeed this possibility is not even dreamed of, and the gaping loophole begs Bill Clinton to enter.

Five scenarios for the coming Clinton/Clinton White House, i.e., the Rodham-Clinton White House:

  1. Hillary runs for President with someone other than Bill as her running mate.  Hillary is elected to the Presidency, and Bill 'serves' as this nation's first male "First Lady"; why not, he already 'served' as this nation's first "Black President!"  
  3. Hillary runs for President while Bill joins the ticket as her Vice-Presidential running mate.  Hillary is elected President, & Bill is elected Vice-President!
  5. Owing to her inability to gain the top of the ticket, or to win the general election, someone else is permitted to have the top of the ticket (temporarily) while Hillary runs for VP.  Following the election and some tragedy befalling the newly elected President, Hillary becomes President and Bill becomes "First Lady," or is selected to "serve" as Vice President.
  7. After engineering repeal of the 22nd Amendment, Bill runs for President with Hillary as his Vice-Presidential running mate.
  9. After engineering repeal of the 22nd Amendment, Bill and Hillary run for Co-Presidents.

Therefore; regardless which version the campaign makes use of, expect to see Hillary Rodham Clinton & William Jefferson Clinton team politically in a most remarkable fashion to regain the Presidency during the 2004 Presidential Campaign (indeed they are currently doing so, albeit covertly), and in case you are unaware of it, this is really why they have teamed up since Grad. School at Yale.

The worst-case alternate scenario is as follows:  William Jefferson Clinton is drafted to become the next UN Secretary General.

.  Contrary to the best laid plans of mice-like men and women, the 9/11 terrorist attacks are the making of the President - George W. Bush, and the Clinton team determines that she can not possibly win the 2004 Presidential general election.  Even as the Clinton team previously saw to it that Albert Arnold Gore Jr. would not be elected in 2000, now the team sets out to ensure that no one will gain sufficient strength, following, party control...from the 2004 go-round to become the presumptive Democrat nominee for 2008; thus Howard Dean is taken down, and made an offer he cannot refuse, to accept the DNC Chairmanship on the condition that he publicly promises he will not run for President in 2008.

.  A veritable black cloud appears on the Presidential horizon for the Rodham-Clintons at the 2004 Democrat National Convention: as none-other than Illinois' Junior US Senator, Barack Hussein Obama steals the show, and demonstrates that he is the only potential Democrat presidential candidate with real star-power, magnetism, and charisma.  The Rodham-Clintons have their work cut out for them....

.  To add insult to injury, another challenger to the Rodham-Clintons manic presidential ambitions appears on the scene, this time in the form of the only potential Republican presidential candidate with real star-power, magnetism, and charisma; Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the 2004 Republican National Convention by storm.  The Rodham-Clintons must scrap any notion of Constitutional changes, and must do what they can to take Gov. Schwarzenegger down a few pegs between now and 2008 Presidential campaign season.

.  The Rodham-Clintons have achieved the personal political success they have thus far by ruthlessly leave nothing to chance, but they focus all of their team's attention on possible Republican opponents (especially Arnold Schwarzenegger), as well as the likely Democrat contenders, e.g., John Forbes Kerry, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., John Edwards...and essentially everybody except the one Democrat who really poses a serious challenge to their presumed place in the sun, the veritable "dark horse" candidate Barack Hussein Obama!

.  In response to a question posed for an article in a popular national magazine regarding when was the moment she decided to run for President, the always truthful Hillary stated: "Bill and I were on vacation over New Year's, and I could not make up my mind.  He finally said, 'Well, you have to decide whether you could do what our country needs -- and whether you'd be willing to subject yourself to the process.'  Then he said, "If we end up with another Republican President, and you didn't even try...'  And that was it for me."

Fascinating really.  What an insight into the Rodham-Clintons souls.  The only reason Hillary ran for US Senator from New York was to provide a springboard for the Presidency.  Bill & Hill have been planning her presidential since well before she initially announced her candidacy for the US Senate seat Daniel Patrick Moynihan was vacating (retiring from).  But according to Hillary, she decided in response to a comment from Bill, which took place over a New Year's eve sometime since President George W. Bush was sworn in for his second term in office.

  Occasionally I think while standing up, walking, or even chewing gum, though I can't say I necessarily do my best thinking while exerting myself in these ways - Editor/Ed.

Boys are so silly, I prefer to do my deep thinking, reflection, ruminating, and meditation, while I am reclining at length in the tub, preferably with several servants to attend to my every whim and need.  [One must be careful to only think in moderation while soaking, though, lest one should turn into a prune!]  Umm, I wonder if those silly hunky stone-age boys are thinking about me?  If they think they can use me like I'm some worthless disposable thing, they've got another thing coming! 

{No, bathing beauty.  If I had a lady like you to think about (but a little less "hard-bodied"), I wouldn't manage to think of anything else.  It is true, God does work in mysterious ways.}

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Al's secret to his superior thinking - sitting down.

 Ah yes, now I see the resemblance between Albert Einstein and CBM's Editor, they are both hard-bodied hunks (almost as if chiseled out of stone) and undeniably dreamers.



what's a hunk, am i a hunk too?  boy, i think that lady has the right idea, a relaxing soak in the tub home (toc)

ok you little feller, but while you are splashing around, pretend you are winston churchill, and not a seal.

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