2008 They’re Unbelievable
posted by March 24 at 22:47 PMon
In case you’re thinking to yourself, “Self? You suppose Hillary Clinton adviser James Carville regrets comparing Gov. Bill Richardson to Judas the day before Easter in the New York Times?” Well, he doesn’t regret it. At all. What Carville said today: “I wanted to use a very strong metaphor to make my point. I doubt if Governor Richardson and I will be particularly close in the future.”
The Clinton campaign is unbelievable. Nah, I don’t regret comparing Gov. Richardson—a Hispanic American who was so moved by Barack Obama’s landmark address on race in American politics that he went ahead and decided to endorse the first non-caucasian ever to have a serious shot at it—to Judas, the man who, according to Christian tradition, betrayed the savior of humanity itself. Just unbelievable.
But, hey—guess what? While Clinton’s adviser did indeed unapologetically compare Richardson to the man who betrayed the savior of humanity itself, Clinton’s press guy Howard Wolfson “told reporters Monday that he didn’t agree with Carville’s comment.” Phew! Okay. Then everything’s fine. We’re all good. Because Howard didn’t agree with what James said. Go ahead, news media people, broadcast and publish as many stories as you want with Gov. Bill Richardson being equated to Judas in them, because that’s what James said and he’s not taking it back, but also by the way I, as the spokesperson for the campaign, personally don’t agree and wouldn’t have said it. Cf., Geraldine Ferraro.
They’re just gonna take everyone down with them, aren’t they?
The original quote, just in case you want to read it again:
“An act of betrayal,” said James Carville, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton and a friend of Mr. Clinton.
“Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic,” Mr. Carville said, referring to Holy Week.