Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Bus Smells Sort of Like Piss Today, And So Does the Clinton Campaign
Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598) (perhaps I should've used Artemisia Gentileschi's version?)
Not that the piss smell is unusual for the bus.
Hillary Clinton continues to be relentlessly dispiriting, celebrating her "victory" in Florida, arriving just after polls closed so as not to violate the technical niceties of the pledge she took (along with the other candidates) not to campaign in Florida. (Who are these people that are excited about reinstalling the Clintons in the White House for eight more years of their narcissistic bullshit? Does the Clinton campaign pay these people to feign excitement about eight years of Hillary Clinton screaming and bugging her eyes out at us?)
Let's face it: Hillary Clinton thinks you are stupid. She is betting that we stupid voters don't know or don't care that the Democratic primary in Florida was a meaningless affair and that she has won zero delegates there. (Just as Bill Clinton thinks you are stupid and wouldn't think twice about him falsely proclaiming that he was "against the Iraq war from the start."). Hillary Clinton is now concerned with making sure Florida's delegates are seated; this is a long-standing concern for her: she's been concerned about this since last Saturday -- when Team Clinton's race-baiting bit them in the ass in South Carolina. But, hey, what did South Carolina matter: as Bill reminded us, Jesse Jackson won there and he was, um, black, too. Like Obama. Who's black.
Clinton & Clinton are shameless, and will do and say anything -- no matter how ridiculous, misleading, or repellent -- to beat down Obama and satisfy their limitless thirst for the power they see as their birthright. They know what's best for all of you: now shut up, stop whining, get out of their way, and let them get back to the business of running our country for another eight years. We should all be grateful.
UPDATE [1/30/08]: Dana Milbank in the Washington Post calls Clinton's "victory" rally what it was: "a political stunt worthy of the late Evel Knievel . . . ."