I know practically nothing about Martin O’Malley who used to be governor in Maryland. I did read this article telling why he is a better candidate than the Hill_Billies. I also read one by Joe Battenfeld the Herald columnist telling how he could beat the Hill_Billies.
I would like to see O’Malley win for my own good reasons that I’ll discuss later. They are quite compelling. I must admit, though, I have a sense the books have been cooked and nothing will stop the Hill_Billies from getting their hands on the wealth of our country.
While I know little about O’Malley I do know quite a bit about the Hill_Billies out of Arkansas to be frightened at the thought they may become president. The last time they occupied the White House they were renting out the Lincoln bedroom and when they left they absconded with just about everything that was not tied down. Since then they have gone on their “awe shucks, biting lower lip, eyes down” campaign and raked in billions of dollars to their coffers from people who expect future paybacks once the Hill_Billies get their hands in the cookie jar. You may not like Obama but one thing you have to admit is that unlike that covetous duo he hasn’t had us mired in scandal.
Did you ever hear the term “Slick Willie?” The Urban Dictionary definition is: “Nickname given to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President, for allegedly being cunning and deceptive.” Well, that’s not entirely correct. It was given to him by Paul Greenberg a syndicated columnist for the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette for his ability to stand on both sides of an issue at the same time. To get an idea of what he thought of Billie here’s a good interview he gave Frontline back in 1996. As part of it Greenberg who followed Billie’s career closely said: “I have never been able to detect any particular principle that Bill Clinton would not sacrifice in order to advance his political career.”
That’s what he has shown over the years and that’s what the folks are buying if they decide that the Hill_Billie team should like the foxes get into the
Hen White House. This will be the last hurrah so rather than advancing their political careers they will be pushing their financial fortunes, although when I pause and think perhaps their political careers can continue.
Think of this – Hillary will be 68 when she gets to be president – if the people are so blind and daffy as to put her in then they’ll keep her for eight years. Who then will be in line for the presidency. It will be in the great tradition of diversity in America the 45-year-old woman who would have gained enormous experience traveling the world and dealing in American matters, Chelsea Clinton. That’s the way we are going folks, right down the coal chute but by then it wouldn’t matter much because very little would be left.
By the way that’s what is so horrible about thinking of a Clinton/Bush show down. Never before in our history have we seen such a back and forth between families. It is like the old interbreeding among the royalty that produced Ferdinand I who ruled for 18 years who had as a favorite pastime wedging his bottom in a wastebasket and rolling around the floor in it.
It is time to clean house. We need new people in the highest office. We need people unencumbered by past associations who will have some new ideas and not wallow in wastebaskets.
Here’s why I think O’Malley would be a great president. It is because my grandmother’s maiden name was O’Malley; not only that, my paternal grandfather’s sister married an O’Malley. The O’Malleys originate in Connemara, Ireland, so it is likely that I am related to him. It would be nice knowing that a person who is a relative occupied the presidency. Then, perhaps, he’d invite his cousin down and give me a chance to shape our country’s foreign policy. That is a comforting notion.