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If Hillary won the presidency, what would Bill's title be?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Archbob, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. carmen510

    carmen510 Deity

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    Mr. Billary. ;)

    Mr. Co-Husband President sounds much better in my opinion.
     
  2. RulerOfDaPeople

    RulerOfDaPeople Emperor

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    :lol:


    I'm thinking that actually might be nescessary when dealing with islamic nations like Saudia Arabia who do not respect women as authority figures. :)
     
  3. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    Billie Onassis
     
  4. Arwon

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    You mean like Megawati Sukarnoputri?
     
  5. RedRalph

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    I wonder - and I mean this seriously - if hilary gets elected will it make things difficult with Saudia Arabia? culturally Wahabbism wont take kindly to having to deal with a woman, a woman who can make or break them, no less... I think among chauvanistic Islamic leaders US credibility will nosedive if they have a female President... for instance, Iranians would find it all but impossible to be seen to back down to a female president.
     
  6. Arwon

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    I honestly don't think it'd be a huge deal. She's still existing in the very patriarchal system that is national and international politics, which has adapted to the advance of women into leadership by just treating them like honorary men and expecting "male" traits and virtues of them anyway. The presidency of a country is a very male office regardless of the anatomy of the current occupant.

    Same thing happens when female leaders have power in Islamic countries like Pakistan, Bangledesh or Indonesia. Their gender becomes temporarily subordinate to the fact that they're holding office. And of course it helps that they usually only get power because of family connections (Sukarnoputri or Bhutto being prime examples). In fact, by analogy to female leaders in Asian countries it'd be quite simple for people to just see her as the next logical step in a political dynasty.
     
  7. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    Well they loved Thatch, so I dont se it would be an issue.
     
  8. RedRalph

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    G&T, Arwon: both good posts. And both probably 100% on the mark.
     
  9. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    Bump.

    This thread is useful as we are at the problem again.

    Also what is her HOI trait as Head of State? Ruthless Powermonger?
    Donald J Trump is certainly Barking Buffoon.
    Bernie as a Head of Government would be a Ambitious Union Boss.
    Barack Obama would be a Benevolent Gentleman.
     
  10. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    First Dude?
     
  11. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Bro Master of the USA
     
  12. innonimatu

    innonimatu Deity

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    First Lord does sound good... for the laughs.
     
  13. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    I just misread it as "First Duke"

    #playtoomuchParadoxGames
     
  14. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    Bill will be the First Groper. Trump's got nothing on him.

    J
     
  15. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    I thought Bill's extramarital affairs are consensual.
     
  16. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    Some were. Try googling Paula Jones.

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  17. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    is "first lady" even an official title or what
     
  18. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Oh, I suspect Trump will eclipse Clinton, once all is said and done. Clinton was just politician-entitled. Trump is billionaire-entitled. Floodgates are just starting to open, I suspect.
     
  19. Camikaze

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    I suspect most of the time he'll just be referred to as 'President Bill Clinton'. The 'President' title would presumably take precedence over any other honorific.
     
  20. Commodore

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    We are a nation of tradition, so naturally he will still be referred to as the "First Lady". At the very least you know Congressional Republicans are going to call him that.
     

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