Women Want Bill Clinton to be a House Husband

No Valentines for Bill Clinton; women in our poll think Hillary should lock him in the house.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

It may be Valentine's Weekend, but women don't seem to be in a giving mood when it comes to former President Bill Clinton. Asked in our new Whispers Poll what Hillary Clinton should do with Bubba, more women chose making him her house hubby than anything else. "Looks like Bill better get an apron and mop, especially if women are making the choice," says our pollster, Synovate. Long memories? Well, the poll doesn't tell us that, but when comparing the percentages of women (40 percent) to men (34 percent) who thought the new secretary of state should ground her husband, it certainly looks like that.

Here is our question: "If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could pick any job for her husband, former President Bill Clinton, what would it be?" Overall, some 37 percent chose house husband. Next, at 35 percent, was formalizing his private roles as an envoy to Africa and specialist on AIDS/HIV issues by making him an ambassador on the issues. Third, at 25 percent, was having him team with his wife as the chief envoy in charge of boosting America's image abroad. And last, at 3 percent, was making Clinton head of the PGA. A big golfer—maybe people recall his knack of using mulligans throughout games.

The Whispers Poll

If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could pick any job for her husband, former President Bill Clinton, what would it be?

House husband37%Formalize his Africa-AIDS/HIV work by making him an ambassador on the issues35%Chief envoy for boosting America's image abroad25%Head of the PGA3% 

Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted February 6-10 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.

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