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?
|Formalize his Africa-AIDS/HIV work by making him an ambassador on the issues||35%|
|Chief envoy for boosting America's image abroad||25%|
|Head of the PGA||3%|
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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