March 8, 2007

AT LEAST HE'D HAVE A BETTER LOOKING CABINET THAN CLINTON DID:

Richardson Defense on Character Raises Questions (Ben Smith, March 7, 2007, Politico)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's 2008 presidential campaign has been burdened by unusually public discussion about his behavior with women.

The lieutenant governor of New Mexico, Diane Denish was quoted in the Albuquerque Journal saying she avoids standing or sitting near Richardson because of his physical manner, which she said was not improper but was "annoying." The governor, she said, "pinches my neck. He touches my hip, my thigh, sort of the side of my leg."

On repeated occasions, Richardson has been pressed by reporters or Democratic activists on whether his personal conduct can withstand public scrutiny.

Richardson, in an interview with The Politico, denied behaving inappropriately, calling the talk "mean-spirited." Still, the concerns have become enough of a headwind for Richardson's campaign that the candidate has a more substantive response -- that his personal conduct was vetted, and effectively given a seal of approval, when he was considered for the vice presidential nomination by John F. Kerry in 2004.


Asking voters to trust John Kerry's judgment didn't work out too well for the Senator.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 8, 2007 7:28 AM
Comments

Amazing. The words "Clinton", "touching" and "inappropriate" appear in an article handicapping the 2008 presidential race, and the prime beneficiary is none other than Hillary herself. Of course, being married to the great Horndog has always been Ms. Rodham's greatest political asset.

Posted by: JonSK at March 8, 2007 8:55 AM

Is it just me, or is Richardson's serial fabulism with respect to being a pro baseball player worse than Biden's plagairism of a British politician?

Posted by: ratbert at March 8, 2007 10:57 AM

ratbert:

One can at least understand the wishing thinking behind being a baseball player. A British politician on the other hand...

Posted by: RIck T at March 8, 2007 11:29 AM

Let's have some more multicultural sensitivity around here. Some cultures are monch more touchy-feely than others, have radically different ideas of social distance. Dead-bang serious about this.

Posted by: at March 8, 2007 6:20 PM
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