Hillary, Experienced and ‘Ready On Day One’?

Not so much…  I’ve been feeling a little guilty, what with Obama and the Right Reverend Wright (more to come on that front, btw…sheesh, it just doesn’t stop once you start digging).  I think Hillary has been feeling a little neglected, since Obama has been getting so much attention lately.  The records of her schedules finally got released, and it would appear that her, er, experience…you know, the way she was always on top of things, helping Bill handle the world’s crises…well, perhaps she got it through osmosis.  You know, in those loving times late at night when Bill was right next to….well, maybe she got it some other way.

Hot Air has a pretty good roundup, the Guardian (leave it to the Brits to do the job our media just won’t do) and ABC is on it too.  They’ve actually been doing some real reporting the last few days.  What’s into them?  Some bits:

On the day that dozens of US cruise missiles rained down on Serbia in an attempt to punish Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for the country’s onslaught against ethnic Albanian separatists in Kosovo, first lady Hillary Clinton was far from the White House war room: instead she was touring ancient Egyptian ruins, including King Tut’s tomb and the temple of Hatshepsut. And on the day before the signing of the Good Friday agreement in Belfast she was at an event called “Hats on for Bella” in Washington.

In her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has touted her experience in the Clinton White House as preparation to lead the nation in a time of crisis. “Ready on day one” has been her slogan.

But an initial reading of some of the more than 11,000 pages of Clinton’s schedules from her days as first lady, released today by the National Archives and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, shows that she was often far from the site of decision-making during some of the most pivotal events of Bill Clinton’s presidency.

One interesting event in Sen. Hillary Clinton’s just-released schedules from the 1990s comes on Nov. 10 1993, when the former first lady was to serve as the closing act during a briefing on NAFTA, the trade agreement she now assails. …

Two attendees of that closed-door briefing, neither of whom are affiliated with any campaign, describe that event for ABC News. It was a room full of women involved in international trade. David Gergen served as a sort of master of ceremonies as various women members of the Cabinet talked up NAFTA, which had yet to pass Congress.

The release of 17,000 pages of then-first lady Hillary Clinton’s daily schedule in the White House has raised questions about her ability to answer the 3 a.m. phone call she talks about in her commercials.

“Maybe because I have had the great honor and privilege of seeing that really hard job up close that I know that there is a big difference between speeches and solutions and talk and action,” Sen. Clinton said in her commercials before the Texas and Ohio primaries.

But the daily schedules released today show many of her overseas trips to be the standard first lady tourist fare, hospital visits and blinis with caviar.

“It wasn’t a drop-by it was organized around her participation,” said one attendee. “Her remarks were totally pro-NAFTA and what a good thing it would be for the economy. There was no equivocation for her support for NAFTA at the time. Folks were pleased that she came by. If this is a still a question about what Hillary’s position when she was First Lady, she was totally supportive if [sic] NAFTA.

Click on the Hot Air link to get Ed Morrissey’s take.  As always, he has a good one.

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3 Responses to “Hillary, Experienced and ‘Ready On Day One’?”

  1. J_martin Says:

    Hillary has none of the experience she has claimed, everyone knew this, and yet no one questioned her claims. Now her “experience” claim can finally be laid to rest. If she had been in on these meetings, without having the proper security clearance, she should be in prison.
    McCain, would he be able to last four years without completely succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease? Statements made by the Arizona Senator can be seen two ways: He is truly misled by his advisors, making him as useless as Bush, or that this is his Freudian slip showing, in his intent to go to war with Iran.

  2. paulanthony60 Says:

    Al sharpton Jesse Jackson, There are done ,,, they have a double standard,,, when it come to whites and black,, there is racism in the United State, most of it is coming from the Black Americans,,,, How can Al Sharpton say, its ok for black to get imus fired,,, for the comments imus made, but Jeremiah Wright is ok thousands of excuses a double standard,, its time for Jesse and Al to get out of the lime light,,, Had respect for all sharpton,, until I seen him on Oreilly ,, Just like Obama,, I voted for Obama
    in California,, but now when it comes time for the presidency He does not have my vote,, On CNN And Msnbc, I seen alot of barack Obama supporter out there saying
    I Hilary is given the primary,,, with the super delegates,,, Obama supporter are going to Vote for McCain,,, there for OBama lost my Vote, in fact I will Vote for McCain,,
    If OBama wins the primary,,, because

    Barack Obama is a liar,,,

    To all
    Obama speech ,,,, Not sure if you caught Not only did Obama,,, Refuses to denounce him,, but even More,, He say in his own words,,,
    Barack Obama was in church when Jeremiah Wright,, was spewing Anti-American, Racist ism ,,,, Those were his own words,,, barack was there
    After going on keith Oberman ,Show obama said he would denounce that if he heard that language he would leave and not tolerate it , and denounce it
    After he went on MSNBC,, he went on FOX CNN ABC< all the news station saying he was never there,,, in his church when he said these things,,
    But Now today during his speech,,He states flat out Say’s HE was there,,, Last week Barack Obama Lied,, went on all the news stations, and Lied,,
    But your not reporting that,,,, You can rest assure,,, cnn ,,, Fox , ABC,,, Msnbc,, are getting more on this ,,, they will be reporting on this, and we will see
    If you chose to report, Obama Lying on tv,,, If this was Hilary clinton lying and caught lying on all the new station,,, you can be sure,, you would talk about it every hour
    people will be on your station debating this,,,, people analysing , if it is hilary clinton but it was not her it was Barack Obama, ,, it bad enought He lied, about being in church
    With Jeremiah Write, when he said these anti american ,,,,,and still refuse to denounce him…all the news agency want to do is speak on how good his speech was,
    Not that he lied,,, Last week on all the news agency ,, He was never there today in how own speech He say I was there,,,,should play all Obama videos from last week
    stating he was not there,,, or heard any of the anti-american Jeremiah Write, said in his churc then play his speech today saying he was there and he did hear him in church and refuse to denounce Jeremiah Wright..

  3. bikermailman Says:

    I certainly have my problems with McCain, I plan on posting something today. However, the Alzheimer’s remark was just out of line. I’ve had relatives (two still alive today) and known many people (I deliver to tons of elderly) who live well into their 80s and even 90s. Never even get it. I don’t make jokes about that disease, no matter who has it.

    As for the Freudian slip, I don’t have time this morning to post the links, but Iran IS working with AQI. They’ve been paying them, bringing them into Iran even. They are willing to put their differences aside for the purpose of causing chaos in Iraq. They sortof want to break the American people’s will…

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