Wednesday, April 13, 2005

In yesterday's International Herald Tribune I read the following: WASHINGTON 'Stop Her Now' blitz to be aimed at Clinton Arthur Finkelstein, a Republican political strategist, has his sights set on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Finkelstein is setting up a political action committee to oppose Clinton in 2006, when she will be up for re-election, according to Republicans familiar with his plans. Those Republicans say he is moving behind the scenes to line up donors to help the committee, called Stop Her Now, raise as much as $10 million. The preparations against Clinton come at a time when her popularity rating in New York State is soaring and state Republicans are having a difficult time recruiting a top-tier candidate to run against her. (NYT) I remembered Finkelstein as a political advisor to Binyamin Nethanyahu ( and to Sharon as well, if I am not mistaken ). While I dit not take special notice of this minor news item, I was reminded of it when I read this posting on Sha!. As Shai says, the world is a curious place. Not that there has to be a contradiction between being conservative and/or expressing conservative ideas on the one hand, and on the other having a lifestyle which most conservatives probably reject.
In today's IHT we can read what the senator's husband had to say about Finkelstein: "Either this guy believes his party is not serious, and he's totally Machiavellian [...] or he may be blinded by self-loathing." Hillary Rodham Clinton's re-election campaign will most probably be very interesting, for more than one reason.

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