Now I could write a whole post on what a stupid idea that is, given that Bush has so completely phucked everything from the economy to the national infrastructure to foreign policy with his conservative wet-dream fulfillment that it's going to take some serious progressive policy to get us out of his honking mess. But the problem is, I haven't even gotten to the really crazy part yet:
"I won't even wait until I'm inaugurated, but as soon as I’m elected I'm going to be asking distinguished Americans of both parties — people like Colin Powell, for example, and others — who can represent our country well, including someone I know very well," Mrs. Clinton said, according to a Fox News Web report. "Because I want to send a message heard across the world. The era of cowboy diplomacy is over."And that message is best sent by engaging the talents of Colin Powell, official international pitchman for the Iraq War, otherwise known as the Biggest Clusterfuck in Cowboy Diplomacy ever to come down the pike?!
Flying H. Spaghetti Monster.
And even if someone subscribes to this dubious theory of New Messaging, I cannot for the life of me understand why on planet earth Hillary has any interest in rewarding Colin Powell for bad behavior. And not just any old run-of-the-mill bad behavior, but quite possibly traitorous bad behavior.
After Powell's knowingly false dog-and-pony show for the UN, he shouldn't professionally be given the time of day by any decent person, no less the next president of the United States, no less a Democratic president. Ridiculous.