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Thursday, February 24, 2005


connect the Hillary-shaped dots

posted by Aziz P. at Thursday, February 24, 2005 permalink View blog reactions
Fresh off a trip to Iraq where she called for an increase in the size of the US military, Hillary is visiting India, the world's most populous democracy, and meeting with Sonia Ghandi, the president of the Congress Party, and wife of a previous Prime Minister:

She is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and a few senior Opposition leaders over the three days that she will spend in New Delhi,” says New York-based Indian American hotelier Sant Chatwal who is the driving force behind Senator Clinton’s visit.
Bipartisan observers feel that the high-profile visit by Senator Clinton, who is the co-chair of the 35-member India caucus in the US Senate, could also be a sign of the Democratic Party’s outreach to the Indian American constituency which seems to be moving closer to the Republican dispensation since the presidential elections in the US last year.

As the India Times article mentions, Hillary leads all other contenders in polling for President in 2008, including Condoleeza Rice.


Good ... I hope she talks to the rest of the Dems about toning down the anti-India outsourcing stuff.


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