Kathleen Parker: I'm starting to think Hillary could save the world

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  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Aug. 16, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    She's been a pretty good secretary of state. But given that Obama has been a big disappointment, I don't want to get duped by another disappointing Democrat.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Aug. 16, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    Her influence in such areas as the opening of Burma, the liberation of Libya, the isolation of Syria, and the toughest sanctions on Iran in history is there for any fair minded person to see (google). And most agree she was key in rebuilding relationships that were severely damaged by eight years of the unilateral machismo that was the Bush foreign policy.

    Even some of her staunchest critics admit as much. Here’s what Brit Hume had to say about her tenure, and coming from him this is as high praise as Mr.’s Ailes & Murdoch (his bosses) would likely tolerate.

    “She has certainly been industrious,” Hume said. “She has visited 112 countries. Her conduct as secretary of state has been highly dignified. She does her homework. There have been no gaffes or blunders.”

    Please send your hate mail to…

  • Mamma C HEBER CITY, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 10:09 p.m.

    Being female has nothing to do with being fit or unfit for the office of President. It's reverse discrimination to push a corrupt leader to power just because she is female. The damages that Ms. Clinton has done --and aims to do-- are nothing to be taken lightly. She tried very, very hard to pass the U.N. Law of the Sea which would have taken away U.S. sovereignty over its own sea raights. She is all for the socialistic Lean Forward campaign, where the collective aims to takes charge of children and so parents are denied rights over their children. She is more interested in the power of the U.N., it seems, than the power of the U.S. She is in many ways as much a threat to Constitutional government as Obama. I am disappointed in the Deseret News for publishing this ridiculous piece.

  • Tom in MS Madison, MS
    Aug. 16, 2013 7:37 p.m.

    Help me - I've fallen off my chair reading this, I'm laughing so hard!!!

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    I would have voted for her over Obama, but not now. I would not vote for anyone in his administration, past or present.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Aug. 16, 2013 5:20 p.m.

    Better that anything the republicans will put up. I can't wait to use the "not enough experience" routine against the republican candidate.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    Well Kathleen Parker, it wouldn't surprise me if you wrote a similar article back in 2008 about how Barack Obama could save the world. How's that working out for ya Kathy?

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    Tyler D

    Please list her Secretary of State Accomplishments. Because all but the few rabid supporters of hers say that her stint as Secretary of State yielded little after 4 years. And Benghazi will always be the thing she is most remembered for. She was all over the middle-east during her tenure, and look at what we have now. If anything, her being Secretary of State showed that she is probably the most over rated intellect and leader in America. That hopefully will be why most Americans will not want her to be President. That and having seen what happens when they elect THE most over rated intellect and leader ever, namely Barack Obama.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Aug. 16, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    "Here's a thought: She can save the world."

    I'm gonna be sick to my stomach.

  • Ann Amberly Greenbelt, MD
    Aug. 16, 2013 3:06 p.m.

    Terrific editorial! It is time for women to step up to the plate and help guide their nations and societies. After all, are we really pleased with the job the men have done? No. It is time for equal partnership between men and women, and having a smart, pragmatic woman at the head of what is still the world's greatest power, maybe things will finally change for the better. Go Hillary 2016!

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Aug. 16, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    I am not convinced that empowering women is the course we need to take now-a-days. I'm not saying that we don't have discrepancies at high levels and high positions. But since the % of women in college is now out of balance with the # of men (most universities have the % at 60 or 70% women to only 40 or 30% men), we will naturally have more women in key positions given time. I think our years and years of focusing on empowering women have paid off. Girls are engaged in schools and boys aren't as much.

    In fact if anything, we might need to start empowering young men (and getting them off video games and drugs and out of gangs). We are in danger of heading toward the problem that England has. They have a generation of young men that are called the Angry Lost generation because none of them could get into the good schools and they are unemployed. In England the universities peaked at like 75-80% female to only 25-20% male ratio.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 16, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    Hillary Clinton will make a great president. Her influence and capability to engage the power of women could transform the world. Hillary 2016.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Aug. 16, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    The author’s own “Hillary hyperbole” aside, there is a direct correlation between the empowerment of women and stable, prosperous societies (a few oil-rich sheikdoms notwithstanding).

    Not only is it the most permanent way to reduce poverty – and why Mother Teresa’s well- meaning efforts & views were so misguided – but when a society begins using all the talents of 50% of its population, its productivity soars.

    And Benghazi aside, all but the most rabid partisans agree Hillary was an effective Secretary of State. Some have said she turned out to be more of a hawk than Kissinger.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 16, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    you are correct in pointing out why hillary is unfit for the presidency, but you have to admit, she would have been a whole lot better than what we have now.

    Once again, Ms. Parker shows her true liberal colors, regardless of what party affiliation others say she claims. There she goes, claiming hillary as the next coming of the messiah.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 16, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    Cattlegate scam, White water real estate caper, missing White House documents debacle, Benghazi cover-up and lies, and a failed Secretary of State foreign policy. With "leadership" like this, government corruption will be a major part of our everyday life!