"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you”

Pericles



Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Brakeing:" Bill Is Running

Satire is most powerful when it strikes a chord and encapsulates the striking absurdity we know as reality. This week's The Onion scores with the headline "Bill Clinton: Screw It, I'm Running for President."

Since the Iowa caucuses and Bill Clinton's raised public profile in his wife's campaign it has become more obvious to this observer that the Hillary for President campaign is, at its core, a Clinton Restoration effort. We may as well throw all pretense aside and call it for what it is: A third term for Bill Clinton. As The Onion brilliantly "quotes" the former president,

"For too long has this nation been deprived of a Bill Clinton presidency, and for too long have I been deprived of being president. Now I get to experience all these wonderful things again myself."