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Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Co-Presidency Meme Rides Again

Seems like the chattering class has latched on to the "two for the price of one" pitfalls of the Clinton(s) campaign this weekend. Here's William Greider on "Slick Willie": The one-two style of Clintons, however, is as informative as low-life street fighters. Mr. Bill punches Obama in the kidney and from the rear. When Obama whirls around to strike back, there stands Mrs. Clinton, looking like a prim Sunday School teacher and citing goody-goody lessons she learned from her 135 years in government.

Here's Colby King in the WP: But don't point that out to the Clintons. They are always right and see no reason to apologize or take back anything they have said or done. And, as we have seen, Billary will say and do anything to come out ahead.

Ouch. And here's Garry Wills, in the NYT: Mrs. Clinton claims that her time [as first spouse] was an active one. [Bill] can hardly be expected to show less involvement when he returns to the scene of his time in power as the resident expert. He is not the kind to be a potted plant in the White House.

Can one read anything into this--other than ambivalence by a good chunk of the liberal commentariat toward the return of the Clintons to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? No, I think that's about it. Greider makes the point:

The style is very familiar to official Washington, not just among the Clintons' partisan adversaries, but among their supporters. The man lied to his friends. All the time. They got used to it. They came to expect it. I observe a good many old hands among the Senate Democrats are getting behind Obama. It would be good to know more about why they declined to make the more obvious choice of endorsing the power couple.

So much dislike for the power couple.

Update: Missed this. LOL.


At 9:55 AM, Blogger Wilson said...

That is by far the most popular article on The Onion this week; a couple of weeks ago the Jimmy Carter similar article was the most popular article by a long way.

I think Onion readers are not happy with our candidates.


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