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Editorial: Contrasting ‘our own’ Amy Clark with Hillary Clinton
About politics and other thingsJune 11, 2014 | 2,417 views | 2 comments
What do Amy M. Clark and Hillary Rodham Clinton have in common? Not much, other than the fact that they are both women and both influential in their own ways.
But, while Clinton presumes to speak for “all women,” Clark encourages us to speak for ourselves as we stand up for the Constitution, and to be the change!
Perhaps there is a lesson in here somewhere.
First, is our own Amy Clark, representing Senate District 21 on the State Republican Executive Committee. She was just elected vice chairman of the Republican Party of Texas last week at the Republican State Convention in Fort Worth.
I say one of our own, because Clark hails from Wilson County and has been active locally, both in politics and with the community, where she serves on the Wilson Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors.
While serving on the State Republican Executive Committee, she has become a standup member, thus leading to her unanimous and enthusiastic approval as the new vice chair of the Republican Party of Texas. As a mutual friend Gale Thompson Sayers wrote about Clark on Facebook: “This is my girl!”
Yes, Clark is “our girl.” She is all about character and a commitment to excellence. We have known this for a while in Wilson County and in Texas. Soon the nation will discover her commitment and enthusiasm. As she said in her speech in Fort Worth, she is doing this for her girls and for all -- for our future. Clark related how one of her daughters had challenged her with a statement “wishing” we lived in a time of history when important things were happening.
Indeed, Clark said, important things are happening right before our eyes! “We are part of big things,” she said. “You and I here together! This is only the beginning. Our state needs us ... our nation needs us!”
Clark went on to recognize the heroes of D-Day 70 years ago “on those beaches when those great Allies turned the tide of the war. ... Because of their bravery we have the opportunity to be here .... Because of their sacrifice, we have a duty. And that duty is to be the change that we want. ... You and I were brought to this moment to this place to make a difference.
“Be the Change. ... I want to be fighting with you to keep Texas free, and prosperous and strong ... .”
Not that Amy Clark will run for president, but who knows? I’m just contrasting her persona with that of Hillary Clinton, who, by comparison, seems shallow and calculating. Before Clinton speaks, she studies the polls, consults her husband, practices her talking points, writes a book, and gets a new hairstyle.
I had to chuckle at what Vladimir Putin said last week about Clinton. Talk about politically incorrect, was he ever! In an interview, Putin said that Hillary Rodham Clinton was “weak,” dismissing the former secretary of state as never having been “too graceful in her statements.
“It’s better not to argue with women. ... When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong, but because they are weak ... .”
He put the icing on the cake by adding: “But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.”
Oh, my gosh! Putin summed it up, but I haven’t read much about this interview and probably will not. You can look it up; it’s priceless.
Amy Clark, on the other hand, fires up crowds wherever she goes. She became the first person in the history of the Republican Party of Texas to be unanimously approved by the general assembly in a very loud voice vote.
Let us go forward as she challenged us:
“Be the change!”
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