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The problems with Clinton

Dear Editor:

With the Iowa primary coming up in January, the 2008 election is becoming a hot topic around the country. Even in a small town such as Aspen, a buzz is forming around the potential candidates. It is a revolutionary race, with an African American and a woman running.

Hillary Clinton, however, is far from adequate for the presidency. During her husband’s administration in the White House, she secretly traveled abroad with CIA officials. She tried to have more of a role in his office than any other first lady. After two scandals in his office, one involving a “gross financial mismanagement” in 1993 and then the Monica Lewinski incident, Hillary still kept trying to play a major role in making policy. She voted completely pro-war at the beginning of Iraq, and blames President Bush for the recent uprising in Pakistan. She appears to be in favor of U.S intervention in Iran, and cannot seem to give an adequate response to any policy regarding the withdraw of troops from Iraq.

She is not clear regarding her position on abortion, first saying that she is completely against it, then later saying in a press conference that she is “personally” against it, but is still undecided on the legality of it. She capitalizes on her husband’s name and popular political career, but says her administration will be different than his for the better.

To elect Hillary Clinton president would be unsound for the United States. Every voter, however small their voice may be, needs to do a little research and listen to the real political views to cast an educated and informed vote.

Keefe Carvelli

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