Few Options- But NO to Hillary
In Financial Times we read:
Rupert Murdoch, the conservative media mogul whose New York Post tabloid savaged Hillary Clinton's initial aspirations to become a US senator for New York, has agreed to host a political fundraiser for her re-election campaign.
The decision underlines an incongruous thawing of relations between Mr Murdoch and Mrs Clinton, who in 1998 coined the phrase "vast rightwing conspiracy" to denounce critics of her husband, such as Fox News, the conservative cable channel owned by Mr Murdoch's News Corporation.
Mr Murdoch will host the fundraiser, due to be held by July, on behalf of News Corp.
This editorial from Financial Times points out the truth of the matter:
Still, Mrs Clinton, who has yet to declare her candidacy for the 2008 presidential elections, has studiously matched her husband's track record on political triangulation. In fact, the liberal that America's conservatives love to hate has taken it a stage further. Among Mrs Clinton's senatorial initiatives is a resolution calling for a ban on burning the American flag - hardly a rallying point on the Berkeley campus. Among the lawmakers with whom Mrs Clinton has collaborated are Bill Frist, Republican senate majority leader, Tom DeLay, former house majority leader, and Rick Santorum, the hardline senator from Pennsylvania. Some of these figures were part of the alleged "rightwing conspiracy" that America's then first lady identified behind the campaign to impeach her husband in the late 1990s. Nowadays they speak glowingly of Mrs Clinton's congressional style.
But VHeadline is the most perceptive, offering in straight up language what the financial papers can only allude to- a Uniparty approach; as in "more of the same":
But if Ms. Clinton is ready to prostitute herself for Mr. Murdoch's money and to suck up to his friends, it is also a sure sign that the Democrats are going to be expected to snatch this country out of the fires ignited by the many disastrous policies of the Bush administration and keep it safe and in the hands of the same elite which financed the present regime.
All this is to say that we have yet another clear indication that the faces around here will change but the imperial policy will not.
Ms Clinton's view:
"He's my constituent and I'm very gratified that he thinks I'm doing a good job."
On the other hand (the left one I suppose)
Off topic but an illustration of an opposition party attitude in contrast to a collaborationist "show me the money" way in the world at least on Democrat minces no words -Mr Feingold was in the news saying:
"We must get out of our political foxholes and be willing to clearly and specifically point out what a strategic error the Iraq invasion has been," Feingold, D-Wis., told a National Press Club audience.
He said some Democrats in Congress gave in to "intimidation" by the Bush administration when they voted to authorize the war in 2002, and warned: "If we do not show both a practical and emotional readiness to lead in the fight against terrorism, we will lose in '06 and we will lose in '08, just like we did in '02 and '04."