January 21st, 2007 08:44 EST
What if Her Exploratory Committee Says,
Americans were hit with a real "shock and awe" news item on Saturday.
Quite unexpectedly, and with scant media coverage, Hillary Rodham Clinton has taken "one giant step" for womankind.
Unfortunately, that step was in the direction of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, rather than on the surface of the moon.
Apparently there is a house, a white one, at that address which has caught Hillary's fancy, so she has entered a $100 million sweepstakes for the right to occupy the building.
Hillary is just the latest leftist to put in a bid for the house, as there seems to be no shortage of liberal Democrats anxious to inflict great, and perhaps lethal, damage to the greatest civilization in human history while residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Coincidentally, the house in question will be vacant two years to the date from Hillary's announcement, on January 20, 2009. Bids will be opened on the first Tuesday of November 2008, and the lucky winner will have about 10 weeks to get ready to take over.
Understand, please, that Hillary has taken only a preliminary step in announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to review the viability of her candidacy.
Depending on the results of that review, Hillary may decide to forget her pursuit, or she may decide to order embossed stationery reading "Hillary Rodham Clinton, President of the United States" immediately.
One wonders what will happen if the Clinton Exploratory Committee concludes that Her Ladyship is just not a viable candidate?
A rejection letter from the committee might read something like this:
February 10, 2007
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Dear Senator Clinton,
After an exhaustive and thorough examination of the political landscape for the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, we regret to inform you that your candidacy is not likely to succeed, and should be terminated as soon as possible.
We wish we had better news to impart. However, we know that you want nothing but the facts and the truth, as we see it.
Chair, Clinton Exploratory Committee
That Obama is a real shrewd operator, isn't he?