Monday, January 07, 2008

Why Hillary Clinton will outlaw the Super Bowl and perhaps the entire month of January

If Ms. Clinton could turn the page over to February, I'd say she would have done it by now, this year and many of the years past. What I wonder is why anyone would want her as the candidate, with all the tired old whacky background, mixed in with these Super Bowls -

January 26, 1992: Washington Redskins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24, in Super Bowl XXVI. Later that same day, Bill and Hillary Clinton appear on Sixty Minutes, to save his campaign by defusing the bimbo eruption (borrowing the phrase of Betsey Wright) of Gennifer Flowers, as described here. Years later, in his deposition for the Paula Jones case, Bill Clinton acknowledged that he had shacked up with Ms. Flowers, which some took to mean that he lied to save his campaign on Super Bowl Sunday.

January 31, 1993: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17, in Super Bowl XXVII. In the previous week, President Clinton named wife Hillary Clinton to head the task force that came up with their ill-fated health care proposal of 1993.

January 30, 1994: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13, in Super Bowl XXVIII. A couple of weeks earlier, President Clinton asked Janet Reno to appoint the special prosecutor to investigate Whitewater, as described here, which special prosecutor was ultimately succeeded by Kenneth Starr.

January 29, 1995: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26, in Super Bowl XXIX. Earlier in the month, the 104th Congress began, with the Republicans in the majority in both houses for the first time since the Eisenhower administration, having gained 54 seats in the mid-term referendum on the Clinton presidency.

January 28, 1996: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, in Super Bowl XXX. Two days earlier, Ms. Clinton becomes first First Lady to give testimony before a federal grand jury, on subjects including the mysterious reappearance of Rose Law firm billing records, as described here.

January 26, 1997: Green Bay Packers beat New England Patriots, 35-21, in Super Bowl XXI. Earlier in the month, the 105th Congress took over, still with a Republican majority despite President Clinton's re-election, and this is the Congress which passed the Iraq Liberation Act, signed by President Clinton the next year.

January 25, 1998: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII. The next day, President Clinton held a press conference and delivered the phrase, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," the subject of this page. The day after that, Ms. Clinton declares the whole thing a "vast right-wing conspiracy," leaving history with two famous phrases from the Clintons in one week.

January 31, 1999: Denver Broncos beat Atlanta Falcons, 34-19, in Super Bowl XXXIII. Four days earlier, the United States Senate by a vote of 44-56 rejected a last-ditch motion by Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia for pre-trial dismissal of the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, as shown in Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 15.

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