Chicago Sunday 10 February 2013 Editors, The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan presents a thotful and well written
column “So God Made a Fawner” [Declarations Saturday 9 February,]
accompanied by an outstanding color foto of our current President and recently
retired Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
It seems odd that no mention is made of what in either's career experience would
lead to such high positions. The President was elected a Senator for one term, but
spent the last half of that running for president. Beyond that his most significant
political experience was 6 years sitting at a little desk in the Illinois State Senate
waiting for his party leader to come around to tell him how to vote on the next
question. If he had been non-black, he would have needed to buy his own bus
ticket to Iowa in 2007, and been lucky to be met at the station by his grandmother.
After Mrs. Clinton graduated with honors from a top school, her next high point
was being photographed glaring at President Nixon in the Watergate hearings.
Her biggest accomplishment was meeting, and subsequently marrying, a brilliant,
hard working politician. During his two terms as President, she ably traveled
around the world having tea with wives of other international leaders. She is said
to be a lawyer, but did she ever practice in a state where her husband was not
Contrast those two curriculum vitaes with those of President Reagan, elected and
reelected to two terms as Governor of the most populous state in the Union, or
George W Bush, elected as governor of the second largest state, reelected to a
second term by two to one margin.
Arnold H Nelson
Chicago 60640 email@example.com