As an example of her foreign affairs experience, Hillary Clinton said she was instrumental in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. However, Lord Trimble, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for the Belfast Accord of 1998, had a different view. Speaking to the media, Lord Trimble said that to suggest Hillary Clinton played any contribution to the peace process was, "Silly" - who thought? - he went on to explain, "Being a cheerleader for something is slightly different from being a principal player." Cheerleader? Pom-poms? Bush megaphone? A short skirt? Hillary?
"I do not wish to rain on her parade," (This isn't rain, but more like Victoria Falls.) Lord Trimble added, "though Hillary Clinton accompanied her husband and was in Ireland at the same time, she never attended any meetings, nor did much of anything to help bring about the peace settlement. She was there, however, for a photo opportunity." Nasty!
Maybe Senator Clinton was speaking in code and is justified in claiming that her absence from the meetings contributed to a peace settlement. Did Lord Trimble consider that if Hillary had been physically present, she might have caused more turmoil and both sides would never have reached a settlement? Her attendance at meetings might have canceled the Belfast Accord and no Nobel Peace prize for Lord Trimble. Mrs. Clinton, therefore, could have been truly instrumental in making a contribution and it should not be termed, "Silly."
Claiming 35 years of experience in foreign affairs and she's only 60? Means she started working in foreign affairs when she was 25. That was just about the same time she married Bill, and maybe she is using foreign affairs experience in a totally different connotation. Sort of like the meaning of is, is. More code speak.
For the recipient of the Nobel Peace prize, Lord Trimble is presently causing a jihad in the Clinton camp and could snatch away the nomination. If the nomination eludes Hillary, she might consider a run for the soon to be Governor's race in New York. Maybe end up running against Rudolph Giuliani.
And that ain't silly.