Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Can't say you didn't see that one coming

So, the hot story on the campaign trail - at least the only campaign trail I'm watching - is the slimming of the Hillster's chances to grab that second seat. Okay, maybe slimming is not quite the right word choice - fizzling? Vanishing? Going down the drain? Going up in smoke?

Jason Horowitz, of The New York Observer, wrote this yesterday:

A former bundler to Hillary Clinton just called in to tell me that Barack Obama's selection of Patti Solis Doyle as chief of staff to the campaign's eventual vice presidential nominee is the "biggest fuck you I have ever seen in politics."

It's not like politics is known for keeping the gloves on as it is. So that's saying something.

Can't say I'm surprised. A team player she has not shown herself to be this year - smart, yes. Determined, sure. Indefatigable, tenacious, stubborn and mule-headed, no doubt. But realistic, supportive, cooperative, self-effacing? Um, no. Not so much. Guess where that lands you, Hill?

(Remember the "if Hillary were a movie character" game? How about this one: the Wicked Witch of the East, crushed under a house (a white house, in fact, if I remember correctly). Ding, dong... well, you know the rest.)

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