Republicans criticize Sen. Clinton for comparing Bush to Mad magazine character
Monday, July 11, 2005AP report, United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) stated during the inaugural of the Aspen Ideas Festival, "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington." The event was organized by the , a think tank unaffiliated with any particular political party.According to an
She claimed that Bush's attitudes towards many major issues are in line with the character's philosophical catch line: "What, me worry?" Republican groups denounced the comment, saying that Sen. Clinton was merely making a partisan attack for political gain at a time when the nation should be focusing on national security issues. spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt called Senator Clinton "part of today's angry and adrift Democrat Party."
Many have speculated that the former first lady and current New York senator will make a presidential bid in the 2008 election, but the Associated Press related Sen. Clinton's words as that she is "too wrapped up in her Senate work and re-election effort to think about that."
- "Republicans blast Sen. Clinton on Bush attack" — , July 11, 2005
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