Hillary blogs Big Ian and Marty vid…


HILLARY Clinton is obviously taking this criticism of her role the peace process pretty seriously. It’s taking up a lot of newsprint and bandwidth – and today’s first video in her election website’s blog is a compilation of highlights from Christmas 1995 in front of City Hall’s Christmas tree (she spoke like a robot – I was there!) and last year’s electioneering with the two first ministers. The question seems to be: does being a frequent transatlantic flyer to women’s conferences count as expertise in foreign policy? The Washington Post gives her one Pinocchio for exaggeration. Mind you, I doubt if any presidential candidate has had much real experience in this particular field, no matter how they spin it.

  • latcheeco

    I still maintain Eric Smyth was the highlight that night Gonzo.

  • Jim

    Yes, Hillary did play a part in the peace process. Not as big a part as her husbands but she did have a role.

  • Alan

    Hillary’s support for the Women’s sector was crucial and she had an vital role to play in pulling together the broad consensus that led to the eventual agreement. Presidential and Prime Ministerial spouses will have little direct influence on events unless they are active. Hillary was active because she could see the opportunity for peace. She had her eyes on the prize.

  • Crataegus

    I am amazed that people here question that she had a role. She was active and appears to have a wider interest in peace.

    Boy wouldn’t that be a change from the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

  • wild turkey

    Hillary’s support for the Women’s sector was crucial and she had an vital role to play in pulling together the broad consensus that led to the eventual agreement.

    Alan, any particular and specific evidence to substantiate the above comment?

    Granted she did give a speech at a 1998 womens conference at the waterfront hall. Mere random chance that this occured as the shit was hitting the fan on Lewinsky front.

    Just what is ‘is’?
    Just what was ‘was’?

  • Comrade Stalin

    Hillary’s support for the Women’s sector was crucial and she had an vital role to play in pulling together the broad consensus that led to the eventual agreement.

    What was the vital role ? Who did she pull together ?

    Jesus, in that video she sounds awful.

  • Llamedos

    Hilary Clinton reminds me of many similar power and attention seeking American women. They appear to all go to the same hairdresser and are totally insincere, forgetting their own pronouncements far more quickly than the recipients. She has absolutely no intellectual understanding of the situation in Northern Ireland terms.Furthermore how that antedeluvian prehistoric bigot assisted by Northern Ireland’s answer to Che Gevara can hope to achieve any fruitful commercial progress with Madame Whitewater beggars belief. All three are believing their own totally compromised propaganda.

  • According to a commenter on Daily Kos:

    “Saying that Hillary has Executive Branch experience is like saying Yoko Ono was a Beatle”

  • BfB

    Vote for the wife of Monica Lewinski’s boyfriend.

    That about sums it up.

  • LURIG

    The time spent here by Bill, Hilary and the Clinton administration deserves a special mention. They could have turned their backs on this wee insignificant backwater but those people who met them ALWAYS stated that they were genuinely interested in what was going on and totally supportive of the parties in trying to get a peaceful, dignified resolution. She looked people in the eye and NEVER give a false impression to anyone who met her. Those trying to denigrate it here are NOT Obama supporters but the usual right wing Republican supporting Unionists.

  • latcheeco

    Really Lurig.
    Wee insignificant backwater = votes in mass. penn. ny,nj etc. But if you think Bill really loves you ask Monica her opinion on Bill love I’m sure he looked her in the eyes before he told the world he didn’t.

    So if you don’t support Hilery your a unionist. Is that your considered opinion?
    Of course we’d have to be because Hilery according to you was instrumental in the GFA and that was the best thing ever happened to republicans (no wait isn’t that the one that led to decommissioning and resurrected that little parliament with Carson’s statue outside and Ian (incinerate their houses)Paisley and Trimble as Fm’s and changing the Irish Constitution)What’s not to love?.All that happened was they used the best salesman in the world to sell you a pup and you don’t even know you’ve been mugged.Beir bua