Friday, August 10, 2007

Not Our Girl

On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, around 3:30 pm, Hillary Clinton got up in front of the AFL-CIO and said:

"For 15 years, I've stood up against the right-wing machine. If you want a winner who knows how to take them on, I'm your girl."
Sorry, Hillary. I beat you to it. Recall that on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 9:14 am, I wrote:
"Our next president absolutely, without fail, needs to be somebody who's capable of envisioning and leading us through a period of transformative change. Specifically, I'm looking for candidates who can demonstrate that a) they understand the nature and scope of the changes we're up against; b) they're not afraid to entertain brave -- even radical -- solutions for those problems, even if those solutions threaten the status quo; and c) that they're tough enough to keep pulling against the worst kind of opposition (because the champions of the status quo are going to fight very nearly to the death before they consent to change), and -- preferably -- whose links to the keepers of that status quo are thin and few.

Which is why I don't think Hillary is our girl.
She may know how to take on the right wing; but I'm far more concerned that when it comes to taking on the PHarma and the insurance companies, she's going to turn out to be their girl, not ours.

This girl wants to know a lot more about just whose girl Hillary really is.