Thursday, June 28, 2007
Hillary Clinton tries to Flex Her Political Muscle
One of the odder affects of the Heywood Jadoit Affair has been the change it has brought about in President Bush's over-all approval rating.Almost immediately after Canada increased troop levels on the U.S. - Canadian border, George Bush went into action.After it was announced that Mr. Bush and PM Harper would be meeting in "Reykjavik, Iceland for a no-holds-barred,champeenship, best 2 out of 3, arm-rasslin' contest." his rating with the American people went through the roof. Never in American history has a President's rating been this high at this closing stage of his term in office.
Of course, none of this is lost on the candidates seeking election in the 2008 Presidential race....particularly, Hillary Clinton.It's well known that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, governed strictly by the poll numbers and there's no doubt that she will follow in his footsteps.
Hours after the announcement of the "Rasslin' n Reykjavik" Mrs. Clinton was on the floor of the U.S. House looking for potential arm wrestling challengers in order for her to flex her muscle. She told reporters,"If it takes an arm rassler to run this great country, then I'll show the people that I have what it takes. I can beat any body.....man or woman."She later pointed out that she was the champion of her university mud wrestling squad and she said,"If it means I need to mud wrestle PM Harper's wife, I can do that too."
She later posted a photo on her website showing her performance during the mud wrestling match between Harvard and Yale during her final year.