If Lyudmila Putina, wife of Russian president Vladimir Putin, announced that she was running for Russia’s presidency in 2008, the America would have exploded with outrage. President Putin would be immediately accused in using his wife to stay in the office for the third term, something the Constitution doesn’t allow him and he has repeatedly promised not to.
However, when Hillary Clinton runs for the president of the United States, we are supposed to forget about her husband and instead salivate at the opportunity of having "first female" president.
Everyone knows that Bill Clinton has been the principal strategist, adviser, and fund-raiser for Hillary’s campaign. That wasn’t enough. The former president went to Iowa and New Hampshire in person to lubricate his wife’s remarkably wooden stump with his trademark charisma.
Of course, should Hillary Clinton become president, the White House window-dressing will change: new people will come and new furniture will be installed. More importantly, an iron discipline will replace the anarchy characterizing Bill’s decision-making and management styles. No sex scandals, for sure, at least those involving the president.
But make no mistake: this is going to be the third term for Bill Clinton with the same corrupted special interests dominating the White House.
Instead of another Clinton the president, what this country really needs is a constitutional amendment prohibiting spouses of elected officials from running for the same office.