Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tired, Overweight Hillary Planning To Run In 2012

According to this guy. But, didn't her husband's attendants just say that, at 65, Bill Clinton was going senile?
Ed Klein told Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade on Monday that Hillary and former President Bill Clinton are eyeing the White House, but that Hillary will only be able to run “if her health holds out,” and “that’s a big if, of course.”

Klein, a former New York Times magazine editor, said, “At this very moment we’re speaking right now … the [Clintons] are already thinking seriously about running in 2016.”

“She will be 69 years old,” Klein said. “And as you know — and I don’t want to sound anti-feminist here — but she’s not looking good these days. She’s looking overweight, and she’s looking very tired.”
69? But isn't her husband is over the hill at 65.
“He’s 65 years old,” said one adviser, explaining how Clinton in a CNBC interview managed to say that the economy was in recession when it is not.

At the same time, aides had to read Clinton’s comments on CNBC several times about the right timing for repealing the Bush tax cuts for top earners before they could fashion a response to reporters and the upset Obama team about what he was getting at.

Clinton said delaying any changes in the Bush tax cuts was “probably the best thing to do right now,” since there’s no real chance of a larger-scale fiscal reform deal until 2013. That was easily — if inaccurately — taken as an endorsement of the Republican position on taxes. Instead, Clinton believes that the tax cuts should be allowed to lapse over the long term.

“First, on extending the Bush tax cuts, as President Clinton has said many times before, he supported extending all of the cuts in 2010 as part of the budget agreement, but does not believe the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans should be extended again,” his office said in a statement. “In the interview, he simply said that he doubted that a long-term agreement on spending cuts and revenues would be reached until after the election.”

Something similar occurred days before, when Clinton said on CNN that Romney has a “sterling” business record at Bain Capital and suggested that seeming to condemn private equity, as Obama’s team has done, is an unproductive line of attack.

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