Somehow I’m Thinking Hillary…

…ain’t too thrilled by this comparison

Holed up in her presidential palace turned prison in the smart part of Abidjan with rebel forces closing in, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo may well be hoping for some 11th-hour divine intervention.

Since her once all-powerful husband lost the elections last year she has been fond of evoking an even higher authority to combat the man she calls the devil, French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and the bandit, her nickname for president-elect Alassane Ouattara, whose forces are laying siege to her home.

“God is on our side. God is with us,” she told a delirious crowd last year. “God has already given us victory.”

To supporters, Simone Ehivet, 61, the first of Gbagbo’s two wives, is Maman or the “Hillary Clinton of the tropics”. To opponents she is nicknamed the Iron Lady, or, less flatteringly, the Blood Lady.

Ah, takes me back to those halcyon days in another bunker…

3 Responses to “Somehow I’m Thinking Hillary…”

  1. JeffS says:

    If she isn’t flattered, Billary can always hit the reset button.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    You know, watching “The Civil War” last night, Jefferson Davis was saying something like that when he’d evacuated 120 south of Richmond and Lee’s 25,000 men were surrounded by 130,000 or so of Grant’s. “We’re in GREAT shape since we don’t have to hold the capital anymore!!”

    Alrighty, then.

    And there are no Americans anywhere near Baghdad.

  3. Gary from Jersey says:

    Maybe that’s why they call it the Tropic of Cancer.

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