Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another Last Straw

What do you do with the camel after you have placed the "last straw" on its back, the straw that broke its back? In the Democratic Primary Election you place yet another freaking straw on its back.

First this week we get that Clinton (I'm through using honorifics) is lying to us about the Tuzla trip; pointless, self-aggrandizing, blatant lying. When caught out she mumbles something about, "I mis-spoke, let's move on."

When, for once, the media doesn't move on, she tries to deflect attention from it by doing something that the Republican machine has so far declined to do. From Steve Benen, in part,
...we now have a situation in which John McCain defended Obama against Wright-related charges, and Mike Huckabee defended Obama, but Hillary Clinton sat down with editors of a conservative newspaper to reignite a fire that had already largely gone out.

He has more on this,
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a wide-ranging interview today with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporters and editors, said she would have left her church if her pastor made the sort of inflammatory remarks Sen. Barack Obama’s former pastor made.

“He would not have been my pastor,” Clinton said. “You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.” […]

The Clinton campaign has refrained from getting involved in the controversy, but Clinton herself, responding to a question, denounced what she said was “hate speech.”

“You know, I spoke out against Don Imus, saying that hate speech was unacceptable in any setting, and I believe that,” Clinton said. “I just think you have to speak out against that. You certainly have to do that, if not explicitly, then implicitly by getting up and moving.”

And he suggests why she would do this,
It’s hard to overstate how disappointing this is. Clinton waited until the story had died down and then decided to make her first public comments on the controversy, going after Obama for staying with his church.

This may sound cynical, but my guess is that media interest in Clinton’s debunked Bosnia story had become too great a distraction. The controversy (and damaging videos) undermined Clinton on two fronts — credibility and national security experience — both of which are of critical significance.

So, how better to change the subject that to revive the Jeremiah Wright story with brand new criticism?

Clinton has been offered repeated chances to comment on the Wright controversy for three weeks. She’s not only declined, she’s avoided saying a single word. Today, all of a sudden, Clinton has all kinds of concerns she’s anxious to share. What a remarkable coincidence.

I keep thinking that we have reached the limit of just how disgusting this woman can be. I keep finding out that there is more.

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