The Hillary/Mamie Meme

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By the time you read this, the shouting will most likely be over between Hillary and Obama, so this question won’t be of much more than historical interest.

But, still, I can’t help wondering just what this “experience” is that Hillary thinks she has that sets her apart from Obama. They are both relatively new, relatively inexperienced senators. She wasn’t even a congressman from New York, or a member of the New York legislature. So, unless she is essentially making the libertarian argument that serving time in government doesn’t prepare one for higher office, the best she can claim is a kind of wash with Barack on actual, paid, governmental experience.

What is she referring to when she touts her experience? The fact that, a decade ago, she was married to the president? If you follow that reasoning, we should have elected Mamie Eisenhower in 1968. Now, if Hillary would just make that argument, I’d hop right on board with her.

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