I think if I were voting for Miserable Failure, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Rodham-Clinton. I mean, she did sit there and talk through the 9/11 address the president gave. We got to watch that on national television. Really, being totally disrespectful to the president of your country and the dead is not exactly enough to get you “miserable failure.”
One of my students said, in a comment on marriage, that if you have made a mistake you should walk out. I don’t agree with that. I think if you were stupid, you should live with your stupidity. (As long as abuse and immorality are not in the picture.) So Clinton isn’t a miserable failure there either.
She did get elected to Congress from one of the most populous states in the nation. That certainly doesn’t make her a miserable failure.
But I hope that she does start inching towards the top in google lists of miserable failures.
See Gennie at Dizzy Girl for a complete discussion of this.