Bring up nepotism with Hillary and the knees jerk in unison. A reader emails:

"Hillary Rodham Clinton has become a potential president because she is famous for being a wife (and a wronged wife at that)."

And is there any chance George W would have risen to anything more than a district sales manager at a photocopy company if his Daddy hadn't been president?

None. And your point is that Dubya has proven that nepotism and dynasticism don't matter? It is a delicious moment: Democrats using George W. Bush's privilege to defend Clinton's. Hey: it's one royal family versus another.

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