Friday, August 25, 2006
Hillary may have to hide her brothers
Billy Carter, registered foreign agent of the Libyan government and brother of President Jimmy, urinated in public at the Atlanta airport. Sam Houston Johnson, alcoholic and brother of President Lyndon, claimed he was virtually a hostage in the White House and was followed by the Secret Service when he went out. Donald Nixon, budding entrepreneur and brother of President Richard, used his fraternal connection in the late 1950s to secure a business loan.
You can choose your friends, but not your family. A number of politicians have found the axiom all too true.
Mrs. Clinton's brothers may yet play a role in her pursuit of the presidency. And she is indeed already in pursuit, if Time magazine's cover article this week is to be believed.
Mrs. Clinton is putting the machinery in place. Her husband is "'thinking about (her presidential prospects) all the time,' says one of Hillary's advisers. 'He's thinking about it and talking to a lot of people, promoting Hillary. This is something he is very focused on.'"
Time magazine wants to help. This is the tenth Time cover she's been on. Even Princess Diana didn't receive such royal treatment. .....................................
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