Monday, August 5, 2013

Hillary Clinton in the News: Hotness, Movie Madness, and Slaps in her Pretty Face

Quinnipiac University's polling institute, in the neverending quest to remain relevant in the newly perpetual presidential stakes precipitated by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision,  has released a new poll pitting a variety of American political figures against each other in terms of their "hotness" factors and billed as a "national thermometer.".  Somehow, mysteriously, New Jersey's Chris Christie, comes out a full degree hotter than Hillary Clinton.  Go figure!
The political figures and their scores, in degrees, not percentages:
  • Gov. Christie - 53.1
  • Secretary Clinton - 52.1
  • Sen. Warren - 49.2
  • President Obama - 47.6
  • Sen. Gillibrand - 47.6
  • Sen. Cruz - 46.8
  • Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida - 46.5
  • Vice President Joseph Biden - 46.2
  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley - 45.7
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal - 45.2
  • Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky - 44.8
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo - 43.9
  • U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York - 43.6
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan - 43
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker - 41.1
  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania - 40.7
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - 40.4
  • Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia - 39.4
  • Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi - 38.4
  • Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell - 37.5
  • Republican House Speaker John Boehner - 36.7
  • Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid - 33.8
From July 28 - 31, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,468 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
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Judge for yourself. Here is Hillary last month in Little Rock honoring Oscar de la Renta who loves to dress her, and another with her husband.



Here is Governor Christie at CGI America in June with Mr. Hillary Rodham Clinton.


One degree of hotness separation aside, the RNC appears unconvinced that, should Hillary run in 2016,  their nominee can beat her.  This stance could be related to the unlikelihood that Christie would win the GOP nomination if he decides to run.  Setting up stockade fence early in the game,  the RNC chair demanded that NBC and CNN cancel plans to televise movies about Hillary prior to the election.  Reince Preibus threatened not to partner on debates with these news organizations if  these "political ads 'masquerading' as unbiased productions" are not pulled, AP reports.

Republican Party calls on NBC, CNN to cancel planned Hillary Clinton programs and threatens to pull out of primary debates if the networks don't comply.

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the television networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply.
Committee Chairman Reince Priebus calls the programs political ads "masquerading" as unbiased productions. He vows not to partner with the networks on Republican debates if they don't pull the programs.

"It's appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN who have donated to Democrats and Hillary Clinton have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton's campaign operatives," Priebus said in a statement. "Their actions to promote Secretary Clinton are disturbing and disappointing."

Clinton has not yet said whether she'll run for president in 2016.
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In other news, Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed reports a new online video game unveiled by an anti-Hillary SuperPAC.

Republican Super PAC Wants You To "Slap" Hillary Clinton Across The Face

“Have you slapped Hillary today?”
Andrew Kaczynski BuzzFeed Staff  
A Republican Super PAC prominently features a game on their website that allows users to slap former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton across the face. The game is being hosted on the website for The Hillary Project, an anti-Clinton Super PAC that lists its address in Nashua, New Hampshire, according to FEC filings, and has Christopher M. Marston, a Republican campaign finance consultant and former member of the Bush administration, as its treasurer.

The website states that the game was “Created and produced by The SlapHillary Team,” and began spamming reporters to its existence Monday with the tweet, “Have you slapped Hillary today?”

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It is notable, that the most visible of the pro-Hillary SuperPACs, Ready for Hillary, has yet to mount any substantial offense or defense even at their Facebook page where insults to Hillary are allowed to run rampant.  Calling themselves a "grassroots" effort,  they seem not to mind all of those weeds growing on the lawn never mind virtual violence directed at our prime champion of women's rights and dignity.

Meanwhile, those who would prefer to be in the same room with Hillary and hear her speak rather than physically abusing her will have an opportunity in San Diego this week where she will speak to the Global Business Travel Association on Wednesday.  Next Monday, she will be in Las Vegas to speak at the NACDS New Total Store Expo Breakfast and San Francisco to receive the ABA Medal.

So, Hillary, congratulations on your next very prestigious award  and hugs from all of your supporters here.  We are sure you will get more hugs than slaps!