June 09, 2003

Don't You Believe It

Hillary Clinton says she has no intentions of running for the presidency in 2008. I believe that as much as I believe Bill didn’t not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. 2008 is a long way off and in the collective Alzheimer’s of the American public, what’s she’s said today will have been long forgotten when the run-up to that campaign starts.

Right now Hillary is primarily concerned with selling a few more books, especially since no one believes the bits concerning what she knew about the scandals surrounding her husband. Even the papers here, known for their sycophantic love for Slick Willie as much as for their loathing of Curious George, don’t put any credence to Hillary’s story.

But this takes the cake: she and Bill were so close to Tony and Cherie Blair because they share the same faith. In a 1997 visit to the Prime Minister’s country home, she says they talked about “the connection between a religious faith and public service. Both of us rooted our political beliefs in our faith, which moulded our social actions”. Now admittedly she doesn’t actually come out and say that faith is Christianity.

The Blairs do actually seem to adhere to the Christian faith, except for a propensity for political prevarication. Tony is even tries to sneak up and receive the Body and Blood at Westminster Cathedral (the Catholic cathedral in London). Even the Pope had to tell him off. Strange though that he wants to receive Catholic communion, but appoints someone like Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Posted by david at June 9, 2003 09:37 PM