LE MONDE, C'EST MOI
Questioned about this, Senator Clinton was unapologetic: "What? The people of New York are voting for anyone but me? Please, I can't lose. It's a complete waste of my time to 'run' for re-election in New York. I'm not even from that place and they love me anyway. Not to mention, this 'Junior' thing is starting to piss me off. Who do Americans think of when they think of New York? Schumer?"
A brief excerpt from the fundraising letter also sees the "eight references to America" eclipsed by dozens of additional references to a subject even closer to Senator Clinton's heart: Herself. Four references in only four sentences, for a perfect 1.000. To wit:
My name is at the top of their list. The Republicans can't stomach the fact that I'm leading the fight against their misplaced priorities. That's why Karl Rove was quoted as saying, 'We have to do something about her.' It's no secret that they are willing to spend millions of dollars to tear me down between now and Election Day.(Emphases added). After another reporter asked her if it wasn't perhaps a bit crass to approach things this way, Clinton interrupted, "Crass? This is politics, buddy. I've always been crass, and so was my husband. He never let anyone forget that it was all about . . . him. And I didn't see it cause him too much harm, did you? We're just a couple grifters from Little Rock when you get down to it. Don't forget that."
Turning to speculation that she's positioning herself to run for President in '08, Senator Clinton answered, "No shit, Sherlock. What J-school did you get your degree from? Of course I'm running for President in '08. What planet you been living on?"
Finally, responding to more pointed questions, including queries as to what, precisely, she does stand for, Clinton looked reporters in the eyes, pointing for emphasis, declaring, "I stand for me. Hillary Rodham Clinton. And don't you forget it. And you know what? You'll vote for me anyhow. What are you gonna' do instead? Vote Republican? Yeah, right."