Joke: “Hillary runs for the White House as ‘new Thatcher'”

No, seriously, is this a joke? Apparently not according to a spokesman for her campaign:

HILLARY CLINTON is to be presented as America’s Margaret Thatcher as she tries to become the first woman to win the White House. As she entered the 2008 presidential race yesterday, a senior adviser said that her campaign would emphasise security, defence and personal strengths reminiscent of the Iron Lady.

“Their policies are totally different but they are both perceived as very tough,” said Terry McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman. “She is strong on foreign policy. People have got to know you are going to keep them safe.”

Well in terms of national security, Hillary does make Obama and Edwards look like anti-military hippies. She of course holds the same sentiments when she’s not running for president but Americans have short memories for things like that. Let us not forget it was her husbands administration who instituted a pay freeze on the military which left military families living off food stamps for years. She hardly has credibility on the issue if it wasn’t for her senate record of the last 6 years.