One thing Hillary Clinton has always been good at is speaking her mind. Now she’ll be getting paid to do just that:
(CNN) – As she gets ready to kick off her speaking engagements, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has selected Harry Walker Agency to represent her on the circuit, the company announced on its website.
The same agency represents her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and a host of other high-profile names from politics and media, including former Vice President Al Gore and former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Hillary still swearstogod she has no plans to run for higher office… well, except for that ambiguous silence about 2016. But now that ambiguous silence will be replaced by speeches. And that ambiguous silence will also increase curiosity, which means it will increase her audience sizes and those of cable news shows as viewers hang on her every nuance, every word that could, maybe, perhaps, kinda, possibly suggest a run for president.
Let the parsing and speculating begin… er… continue!
On Meet the Press, Newtie popped out with another 2016 tease:
“Maybe you can try again.” (a run for president)
“I doubt that, but one never knows.”
At the end of November, Gingrich told a crowd at a book signing in Florida he had “no idea” whether he would run again in 2016.
Oh please run, we already have such a huge backlog of information we can re-issue, and think of the priceless quotes and antics we could collect between now and the next presidential election. It’s too easy.
Would the GOP’s reliable old standby Sheldon Adelson, should he still be around in ’16, pop for a few hundred million on Leroy Newton Gingrich’s behalf?
And speaking of the Shelster, Got “Sheldonfreude”? Think again. Super PACs are still a threat.
If you can stomach it, here is the entire MTP segment:
“If their competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl. And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level.“
Yesterday I posted about John Kerry’s apparent interest in becoming the next Secretary of State.
Pfft! That story was so off base I can barely stand it. Dead wrong. No way. UH-uh. Big fat major wrongitude. No. HELL no. Wrongy McWrongerson:
[A] firm NO that came in the form of a 148-word statement Kerry spokesman Jodi Seth.
“I don’t know what else we can do to stop the parlor game speculation about who’s coming and who’s going… Lord knows we’ve knocked it down a thousand times over, and at a time of such challenge for American foreign policy the punditry is especially unwelcome and unhelpful.” [...]
“The one thing that hasn’t changed one iota is that John Kerry loves his job as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and as the senior senator from Massachusetts… He worked a long time to get this job, and doing your job so well doesn’t mean you’re auditioning for another job.” [...]
“So one last time: the only job John Kerry is contemplating, or considering, is the one job he already has, and he isn’t looking elsewhere. Sometimes in politics, no really means no, and sometimes the best place to be really is the place you already are, end of story.“
So, hey, whaddya think? Is John Kerry interested in becoming Secretary of State?
Oh but I kid the Kerry.
The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane, compared with about 5 percent found in typical oil deposits, said John Kessler, a Texas A&M University oceanographer who is studying the impact of methane from the spill.
That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating “dead zones” where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives.
“This is the most vigorous methane eruption in modern human history,” Kessler said.
I don’t know whether to scream or cry… or both. Big Oil’s Chernobyl is something we are all witnessing while feeling helpless en masse. Nobody seems to have any answers, but there are so many questions. How do we stop it? What is the future of the Gulf and surrounding areas? When will it end, if ever (meaning years, decades… centuries?)? Who will be prosecuted, if anyone? When? How? When when when? How how how?
There is so much speculation, but we’re all looking for real solutions, facts, reassurance. Sadly, those things will have to wait.
There is much more here.
President Obama will “reiterate his commitment to a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system” in his State of the Union address tonight, the New York Times reports. [...]
Andrew Sullivan: “I have one simple test: if the health bill dies from neglect and irresolution, Obama is no leader.”
I’ve already heard so much about what could, might, should, will maybe, probably, most likely be in the State of the Union speech, as well as about as much punditiocy as I can stomach about something that has yet to take place.
I may not even have to watch. Everyone’s filled me in and then some.
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