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Hillarity & Ma

Seems Hillarity is strong enough in the polls now that the pundits already are handing her the nomination. Yet I cannot help but think that she can’t possibly win, especially when the non-Dems who comprise the majority of voters realize that Slick Willie comes with her. Take a page from Texas history and the first woman governor, Ma Ferguson. After Pa Ferguson got impeached, in a dispute over some banking laws, Ma got elected governor herself. Pa, naturally, came with her. But he had never generated any scandal of morals by messing with the help. Later, she would be accused of signing some questionable pardons. If I remember correctly, Old Bill did two out of the three all by himself, raising his negatives pretty high. Unless enough people have forgotten. They might have forgotten the pardons, but who could forget Monica and her famous dress?