Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Changed My Mind"

Richard Mellon Scaife has a column in today's Tribune-Review on his meeting this week with Senator Hillary Clinton.

From the column:

The very morning that she came to the Trib, our editorial page raised questions about her campaign and criticized her on several other scores.

Reading that, a lesser politician -- one less self-assured, less informed on domestic and foreign issues, less confident of her positions -- might well have canceled the interview right then and there.

Sen. Clinton came to the Trib anyway and, for 90 minutes, answered questions.

Her meeting and her remarks during it changed my mind about her.

Walking into our conference room, not knowing what to expect (or even, perhaps, expecting the worst), took courage and confidence. Not many politicians have political or personal courage today, so it was refreshing to see her exhibit both.

Sen. Clinton also exhibited an impressive command of many of today's most pressing domestic and international issues. Her answers were thoughtful, well-stated, and often dead-on.

Perhaps there will be peace on earth one day.

Hat-tip: GrassrootsPA

The Trib photo above is credited to Sidney L. Davis.


Vince said...

I can't decide who's more odious in this pairing: the candidate who's already demonstrated that she'll say anything to get elected (Sniper fire? Really??) making a shameless political move for some publicity by talking to a man who essentially suggested she had Vince Foster killed, or the newspaper publisher (total disclosure, he paid my salary for almost six years) who wants to use this to prove that the Trib's relevant.

Paul said...

Very astute observation, Vinny.

I say the candidate is more odious.