Jeanine Pirro, a high-profile Republican prosecutor from New York City, announced Monday she will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton in her bid for re-election next year.
I personally tend to avoid commenting on Democrats in office, but personally I’m not thrilled with Hillary’s focus on running for President in 2008, at a time when we should all be putting our energies in 2006. It appears Ms. Pirro takes exception to that as well…
“I am running against Hillary Clinton because New York state deserves a senator who will give her all to the people of New York for a full term, who will not miss votes to campaign in (presidential) primaries,” Pirro said in a statement.
“When Mrs. Clinton first came to us and said she wanted to be a New Yorker, she asked New York to put out a welcome mat and we did,” the Westchester County district attorney added. “But now she wants us to re-elect her even though she won’t promise to serve out her term and wants to use us as a springboard to the presidency. She’s asking us to become her doormat. I believe we deserve better.”
There was no immediate comment from Clinton.
Recent national polls have shown the former first lady as the leading contender for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, although Clinton has said she is completely focused on her re-election bid and is not thinking about running for the White House.
Note to Hillary: Nothing is more important at this point than maintaining the seats we have in the Senate and the House in the 2006 election. Let this serve as a wake up call… You’re jumping the gun on 2008! I’ve heard more in recent weeks about Hillary ’08 than Hillary ’06… Keep your eye on the ball, whatever your aspirations are for 2008, they can wait!