Hi America, Hi Hillary

Hillary Clinton

So Hilary Clinton has decided to take part in the 2008 United States presidential race. What does that mean to us, the people in Nepal who are far away from the US? How far can you be from America if you are living in this world? If life were a meal, America would be the achar (pickle) without which the food’s tasteless. You get your daily dose of pickle in your life via countless mediums. Internet is America, TV is America, Film is America, Coca Cola is America. Heck, I am not typing Nepal is America and the world is America. But does that really matter? A small event in America is BIG for the world and makes it to our living room in an instant. Take Hilary Clinton’s announcement as an example. Hillary has just made public her intention of entering into the presidential contest, she hasn’t even secured the nomination from her party yet. The election is months away and God only knows if she will win or lose- first the Democratic ticket and then the United States presidency.

I can’t believe I wrote a blog in November 4, 2004 titled “Congratulations President Bush! Hillary, are you ready?” While congratulating George W. Bush for his reelection (“Though I endorsed Senator Kerry’s effort for the White House…,” I wrote) I had ended my blog with these lines:

“Let me end this blog with a hopeful note. I genuinely expect Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for the 2008 Presidency. That can be possible. She should be prepared for that race. The US needs a female president which will create history in its own right. Hillary, are you ready?”

Did Hillary read my blog post and decide not to disappoint me?🙂

Whatever is the case, I am sure the times have changed and there is a brand new competitor for Hillary: Senator Barack Obama. Ever since I learned about this guy, I have been thinking about the possibility of the United States with a black President. Obama is not just a black; he is indeed a talented man with charismatic personality. This year too my support goes to the Democratic candidate (as if that mattered to the Democratic Party!) but who will be the lucky one (Hillary or Obama) is still not decided. [After all as a citizen of this world, I think I must have my say over the American politics, economy, culture and many other things because whatever happens there definitely affects us.] Both Hillary and Barack Obama will create history in the US if they become successful in their aspirations. So for the next few weeks, I will play neutral and, for now, extend my best wishes to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

> Pics above, taken from Hillary Clinton web site, show phuchhi Hillary and Lady Hillary.

16 thoughts on “Hi America, Hi Hillary

  1. Why not Next Nepalese President should be WOMAN….. Let’s Guess , who she be ? I am not sure………..But …….If u ………Please share who has posibilities…….. Or We have to wait next 5o years to listen woman name for president of NEPAL.
    Thanks.

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  2. hehe, The first female to be president in Nepal, is still to be born. coz REALITY BITES!!!!!! aaba paila male vaye pani president ta hos na…. ani ta janmi halchhan ni sapana bokeka nepali cheli haru🙂

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  3. I am sorry to note but the last two gentlemen in the posts above are sexists (men with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women) and their comments are discriminatory on the basis of sex. Do you genuinely think that Nepali women are in such a terrible situation that you can’t even consider them to be the president of your own country WITHOUTH first a man be made a president? To say that a man first has to be a president for a woman to hold the same post is not only pathetic but a disgrace to humanity. I think any Nepali woman is capable to doing the job of a president. An average Nepali woman is far better than king Gyanendra.

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  4. I strongly disagree with Unir. Lets leave talking about the possibilities of a female president in Nepal. Just tell me one thing, How many women have hold the post of Prime minister since Bhimsen Thapa to Girija? Khane mukh lai ta junga le pakkai chhekdaina ! ani I couldnt understand another statement that, “Nepali woman is far better than king Gyanendra” If they are already far better than a educated and rich King, why should we talk about woman empowerment?

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  5. How about me to be first president of nepal? hehehehe
    So Wagle got comment from Hillary?
    When Nancy Pelosi became first female speaker of the house, she spoke congress party’s policy. American people said that was change for no chane. There is not going to change America’s policy by the corse of gender! It depends on party, that’s why nothing gonna change if Hillary becomes president of America! Gender sounds big for nothing, leader should concern on nationality. If they say, I am male and I first listen male or I am female and my first priority goes to female than you can guess how the situation would be!
    I think gender remains nutral in the course of presenting nationlity!
    America does not know, live and let live that’s why it inturpts in all country’s internal affair and we can not ignore America (mr. moriyarty is always ranting blabla!!!!!!! We all know!) though we can not do anything aganist it!

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  6. How about me to be first president of nepal? hehehehe
    >> Oh yea, why not! But I think first Nepali people would like to know more about their future president! And with all preparations going on for the elections of CA elections, I think, this is the time to declare candidacy and involve actively in politics!

    So Wagle got comment from Hillary?
    >> Hmm, not really, other than those automatic emails that Hilary web site sends to anyone who registers at their web site. And Wagle really doesn’t care about that though he would appreciate the reply!🙂 BTW, your comment is no less important to me than one from Hillary!

    When Nancy Pelosi became first female speaker of the house, she spoke congress party’s policy.
    >> If I may correct, she spoke about her party; that is Democratic Party’s stands.

    There is not going to change America’s policy by the corse of gender!
    >> May be but Hilary’s win will surely give the feeling of victory to women in the US and around the world though I agree no policy change will happen just because the President is a female. It would be foolish to expect such change. And yes it also largely “depends on party.”

    I think gender remains nutral in the course of presenting nationlity!
    >> I must agree. I don’t think Hillary will given millsions of dollars to Nepali women if she is elected President!

    America does not know, live and let live that’s why it inturpts in all country’s internal affair and we can not ignore America (mr. moriyarty is always ranting blabla!!!!!!! We all know!) though we can not do anything aganist it!

    >> Must be correct though Moriarty would definitely disagree!!

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  7. I think, the wagle may apply for the post of President of Nepal. But, first as a career, I want to see you as an EDITOR of kantipur Daily within 10 years, as a Wagle, the Junior and give chance to women for president of Nepal. hehey………Iam joking……Because Hillary told me to send EMAIL to wagle immediately.
    Thanks.

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  8. Thanks, Comment Box, but that page is no new to me. Did you want to say something by referring that link?

    To the best of my knowledge, there is no party called Congress in the United States. But there are some in Nepal and India hai! Congress in the United States means “Sansad” in Nepali context (both houses). Here are a few lines from Wikipedia: “The United States Congress is the legislature of the United States federal government. It is bicameral, comprising the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives has 435 voting members (plus non-voting delegates from American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands), each representing a congressional district and serving a two-year term. Puerto Rico sends a non-voting resident commissioner who serves a four-year term.”

    Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives where Democrats hold majority of seats. Party-wise speaking, she is a Democrat.

    And Reality Bites, No Comment🙂

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  9. Again, let’s think about our country. Personally, I have no enthusiasm in American President Election for its own good reasons. But, yes, if we get republican country, we can make a woman president. But, who can be a good candidate on which not only SPAM but all nepal agrees? anyone?

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