So Hillary finally announced and did so in the most politically astute way possible. In a face-to-face with Americans on her cozy new website. No surprise there. The 14-year-old anticipated this development days ago after Obama used the Internet to announce his presidential bid.
As teenagers love to do she immediately put me on the spot.
"Which would you rather have? The first black president or the first woman president?" she asked in the car on the way to school. Oh, great! I thought. Just what we need. Another political junkie in the house obsessed with polling and fundraising numbers.
Perhaps you didn't notice because of the fuss over Hillary and Obama this week, but there were two other milestones: the deaths of 25 American soldiers in Iraq a single day, and the 500th amputee to check in to the amputee center at Walter Army Reed Army Medical Center. The army didn't release his name, but they did say he was a 24-year-old corporal. Both his legs were blown off by a roadside bomb.
I wonder who he'll be voting for in 2008?
Sunday, January 21, 2007
"Obama or Hillary? In the Meantime There's Iraq"