Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Herr Doktorprofessor Loots Trade Theory II: Hillary Clinton Says It's The Other Way Around

As noted in the post linked above, Herr Doktorprofessor Paul Von Krugman thinks that the big problems with President Bush flow from his unchecked desire to be re-elected to a second term.

But Hillary Clinton is worried about what happens when President Bush is unchecked in his second term by any need to be re-elected:

"I worry about four years of a second term of the Bush administration with no accountability — no election waiting at the end," Clinton said, adding that "extreme legislation (is) waiting in the wings if the president gets re-elected. There will be a move to turn the courts into an adjunct of the Republican Party and their extreme ideology and agenda."

There you have it. The only thing worse than George Bush's need to be re-elected is his having no need to be re-elected. Some Democrats seem to be living out (or living in) some version of a joke popular in Communist Poland:

"Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man! ... Communism is the other way around!"

And, by the way, is Senator Clinton speaking from her own experience in the White House - when Bill Clinton is widely believed to have thrown away his entire second term?

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