Sen. Clinton continues to make the case that a) her campaign is over and b) she just doesn’t have the temperament to be president when things don’t go entirely her way. (Mind you, we have many qualified women who can be president who do possess the intellect and judgment to be president, they’re just not running this year. Which is unfortunate).
Lately, she’s been prone to comparing her (broke as Hell) campaign to things like the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s, Rwanda, Zimbabwe (you know where all those people died) and so on. Today, she hit a new low, the same week we learned of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s brain tumor, when she cited the assassination of Robert Kennedy in California as a reason her campaign should go on.
No, really. In addition to all the other tacky statements she’s made, in addtion to the virulent racism of her supporters like Geraldine Ferraro, in addition to race baiting, she said that.
The same week we heard about Ted Kennedy’s tumor.
A few weeks from the 40th Anniversary of Bobby’s assassination.
Hillary for President? Hell no. She’s no longer some sort of bold leader of whatever. She is behaving like a psycho ex girlfriend, but this time she wants her finger on the nuclear button.
Thanks Hillary. You’ve just set back the cause of electing women to the presidency, you’re trashing the Democratic party, and enabling a third term for George Bush. Flame on, Hillbill, flame on.
UPDATE: Typical of Hillary, she offers an “apology” that is anything but with this line :
“I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever,” the former first lady said
What the HELL do you mean “if” it was offensive? Give me a break. Just admit you screwed up and be an adult about it. I’d have more respect for Hillary if she just said that, instead of this mealy-mouthed, non-apology.
UPDATE 2: Someone just sent me this link, which points out this isn’t the first time she’s done this. What amazes me is how Hillary and her supporters want to “blame” her failing campaign on the media, “sexism” or whatever, and don’t seem to want to come to terms with a basic reality – she ran a really bad campaign at tremendous expense. “Winning” campaigns don’t stiff vendors in small towns and borrow money from the candidate, and they don’t sit around denying reality.
UPDATE 3: This isn’t going away for Sen. Hillary, and it looks like while Hillary was waiting for Obama to “implode,” she just did so herself.
And of course, Mr. Olbermann calls her out, as only he can: