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She could always quit.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 24, 2008 2:19 PM

Well, with George Romero being the shadow Zombie Campaign Manager for the undead Hillary, we know that her regeneration powers are unlimited.


She encounters the king of the Undead, John McCain, who will mop the mauseoleum floor with her.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | March 24, 2008 2:25 PM

Those are all better analogies than saying HRC is in any way presidential.

Posted by Ziggity | March 24, 2008 2:26 PM

Actually it was Hillary's aides that called her the Terminator. Dowd cites them.

Posted by Clarkj | March 24, 2008 2:28 PM

I like to call her the Energizer Bunny. She just keeps banging that drum and you want to throw things at her, cause it accomplishes nothing, other than making it noisy as heck.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 24, 2008 2:29 PM

Let me see if I can think of a few things to call Hillary:



Former Presidential Candidate

ECB Look-alike

Posted by montex | March 24, 2008 2:30 PM

Dowd compares Clinton to the Terminator:

"The Clintons run for office... it's what they do... it's all they do!!!!!"

Posted by JMR | March 24, 2008 2:32 PM

Yep, time for Hil to count the votes, and then politely hang it up. Time's up.

Anything else she might do from here on out only enhances McCain's odds of victory in November.

Posted by Transit Voter | March 24, 2008 2:35 PM

ECB wouldnt have anything to talk about today if Dowd wasnt writing.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | March 24, 2008 2:35 PM

I'VE HAD A HORRIBLE VISION of the US Supreme Court deciding who gets the nomination after the Democratic National Convention ends amidst allegations and controversy.

Posted by Mrs. Jarvie | March 24, 2008 2:52 PM

I actually think it's a pretty good analogy.

Posted by heywhatsit | March 24, 2008 2:54 PM

you do realize you're writing about how boring, predictable, and repetitive maureen dowd has become for like the 5th or 6th time this year, right?

Posted by brandon | March 24, 2008 2:56 PM

Yet Maureen Dowd never writes about how boring, predictable, and repetitive ECB has become.

Who has the moral high-ground, here?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 24, 2008 2:58 PM

@13 - oh, snap!

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 24, 2008 3:12 PM

Thread over. Napolean has hit this one out of the ballpark.

Posted by seattle98104 | March 24, 2008 3:18 PM

Yeah, it's hard to come up with new names to call someone who is behaving like a complete piece of shit.

In order of offensiveness:

1. Bill's disparagement of Obama's patriotism

2. The Bosnia visit "under fire"

3. The 3 AM commercial

4. Hillary praising McCain

5. Geraldine Ferraro

6. Bill dismissing Obama as "Jesse Jackson" (who never held elective office) in S.C.

7. The Hillary Florida/Michigan switcheroo

8. That bald-headed freak all over TV today talking like a Mafiosi saying Richardson is being 'unloyal' to the Clintons.

I supported Hillary in December, thinking Obama didn't have a chance. Since, Obama has proved he has more than a chance, a better chance by far than Hillary, and her campaign has shown its mendacity again and again.

How can anyone support the Clinton campaign at this point unless they are a Rushhead hoping to win McCain the presidency?

Posted by Grant Cogswell | March 24, 2008 3:40 PM

heh heh heh

Posted by McCain/Crist '08! | March 24, 2008 3:54 PM

THE sign that this campaign gone one too long is that the person with the fewest votes, fewest delegates who has lost the majority of the contests has not conceded yet. fuck clinton for this destructive bullshit.

Posted by skye | March 24, 2008 4:17 PM

for someone who regularly "hils" and "modo", you are in no position to make fun of someone else's nickname for a politician.

Posted by some dude | March 24, 2008 4:22 PM

Does the Stranger pay you by the whiny word?

Posted by Burgin99 | March 24, 2008 5:14 PM

Seriously, ErBar? You still flogging the Clintons? That's all you got?

Posted by MyDogBen | March 24, 2008 5:32 PM

Erica's right. Maureen Dowd is a Judas to her gender.

Posted by cressona | March 24, 2008 7:41 PM

Frankly, I think Dowd is subtly plagiarizing another self-hating woman columnist, one Peggy Noonan:

One part of the Clinton mystique maintains: Deep down journalists think she's a political Rasputin who will not be dispatched. Prince Yusupov served him cupcakes laced with cyanide, emptied a revolver, clubbed him, tied him up and threw him in a frozen river. When he floated to the surface they found he'd tried to claw his way from under the ice. That is how reporters see Hillary.

Frankly, I think this comparison is grossly unfair to Hillary. I mean, for God's sake, Rasputin proved not to be invincible after all.

Posted by cressona | March 24, 2008 7:55 PM

Your right. MoDo should just call HRC what I do: a liar.

Posted by Michigan Matt | March 24, 2008 9:28 PM

None of these guys dropped out before the convention in July of 1960. Sorry to belabor the obvious, but some of you are due to collect a clue.

Four weeks before the Los Angeles convention, the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination seemed to go underground as the contenders, their aides and strategists were busier than an ant colony in their quests for delegates and deals. TIME correspondents, checking the politicians and delegates across the nation, found Jack Kennedy still well ahead despite a psychological post-summit uneasiness about his youth and lack of diplomatic experience, counted up a minimum 620 first-ballot votes for Kennedy. (Needed to win: 761.) In second place was Lyndon Johnson, with 410 votes, grounded on the rock of the Solid South. Stuart Symington (104 votes), Adlai Stevenson (41) and Hubert Humphrey (51) trailed. If the voting goes into a second ballot, Kennedy's indicated strength should carry him over the finish line with 765 votes. But if the Kennedy bandwagon should be wrecked, Stuart Symington, with widely scattered support all over the nation, probably stands to gain the most.
Posted by RHETT ORACLE | March 25, 2008 11:52 AM

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