Friday, November 02, 2007

Peggy Noonan on Hillary Clinton

Peggy Noonan, who wrote THE CASE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON in 2000, has written an interesting new column on Mrs. Clinton, assessing the Senator's debate performance and the current state of the race for the Democratic nomination.

Noonan writes of Senator Clinton: "Here, boiled down, is what she said.

"Giving illegal immigrants drivers licenses makes sense because it makes sense, but she may not be for it, but undocumented workers should come out of the shadows, and it makes sense. Maybe she will increase the payroll tax on Social Security beyond its current $97,500 limit, to $200,000. Maybe not. Everybody knows what the possibilities are. She may or may not back a 4% federal surcharge on singles making $150,000 a year and couples making $200,000. She suggested she backed it, said she didn't back it, she then called it a good start, or rather 'I support and admire' the person proposing such a tax for his 'willingness to take this on.'

"She has been accused of doubletalk and she has denied it. And she is right. It was triple talk, quadruple talk, Olympic level nonresponsiveness."

Noonan goes on to analyze Clinton's political views and likely plans to tax the middle class to pay for her programs. It's worth a read.


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