Clinton’s Experience as First Lady

26 12 2007

The New York Times has an interesting article about Hillary Clinton’s experience (or lack thereof) that she gained as the president’s wife.  From the article:

But during those two terms in the White House, Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the president’s daily intelligence briefing. She did not assert herself on the crises in Somalia, Haiti and Rwanda.

And during one of President Bill Clinton’s major tests on terrorism, whether to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, Mrs. Clinton was barely speaking to her husband, let alone advising him, as the Lewinsky scandal sizzled.

The rest of the article reveals that she is incapable of giving a straight answer to a straight question.  That’s one of those traits of politicians that really upsets me.  The article also points out that she did do some things – but those things were minimal and not as official as she would have us believe.  Worth a read.

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