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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sign of the End Times?

posted by on May 15 at 13:57 PM

Clinton defends Obama and slams Bush’s attack, saying:

President Bush’s comparison of any Democrat to Nazi appeasers is both offensive and outrageous on the face of it, especially in light of his failures in foreign policy. This is the kind of statement that has no place in any presidential address and certainly to use an important moment like the 60th anniversary celebration of Israel to make a political point seems terribly misplaced. Unfortunately, this is what we’ve come to expect from President Bush.

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Good on her.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 15, 2008 2:03 PM

This is just Hillary riding Obamas leg for the V-P slot. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | May 15, 2008 2:05 PM

Either way, well said on her part.

Posted by Hernandez | May 15, 2008 2:08 PM

Gonna be fun having her on the US Supreme Court, that's for sure!

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 15, 2008 2:09 PM

BS, Cato. The Dems are healing the rift in their party.

Posted by Matt from Denver | May 15, 2008 2:09 PM

That's because Bush is a Uniter, #5.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 15, 2008 2:12 PM

She should run for president. Such eloquence! Such loyalty!

Posted by el | May 15, 2008 2:13 PM

Bush's comments were generic. He didn't explicity refer to either Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton or the democrat party. Over extrapolation on this by the demoract candidates will backfire.

Posted by raindrop | May 15, 2008 2:14 PM

ooooh, total dis!

that's the Hillary i voted for!

Posted by boxofbirds | May 15, 2008 2:14 PM

No Hillary, you are not included in this discussion because you will not be the nominee. George Bush doesn't care what you think. Obama won't make you VP after what you've done to try to destroy his campaign. There will be more stories about Obama and McCain or Bush in the future that you won't be included in. Get used to it.

Posted by Trevor | May 15, 2008 2:15 PM

In honesty though, Bush is low-hanging fruit.

By tomorrow, everyone will have had a crack at him.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 15, 2008 2:16 PM

You're all jerks.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 15, 2008 2:17 PM

If Hillary is made VP think of what an attack dog she could be. The awful double-standard is that if Obama lashes back too forcefully he always risks being tarnished as "angry scary black man". He has to act like a Mandela circa 1998 practically. Hillary can bloody up McCain nonstop and because she would be such a high-profile "celebrity" VP McCain would have to respond directly to her and maybe he would lose his cool and we could see that infamous McCain temper unleashed. No GOP VP would be a match for Hillary, McCain would be campaigning against two candidates. They could spat and Obama would look all the more presidential and above-it-all.

Posted by Jason | May 15, 2008 2:21 PM

But Poe--we're saying vaguely complimentary things about Your Lady!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 15, 2008 2:22 PM

That said....I actually think Bush's comments were directed at Jimmy Carter and referring to his high-profile visit to Syria, meetings with Hamas. A lot of Israeli politicians were a little annoyed with Carter's meddling and I think Bush was actually just sucking up to them regarding that, not trying to campaign abroad against Obama.

Posted by Jason | May 15, 2008 2:24 PM

Good for her, she's started to make it easy for the democrats to come together again.

Posted by Beguine | May 15, 2008 2:30 PM

Take note, ECB. Posting HRC news like this would be good for you.

Posted by Anon | May 15, 2008 2:36 PM


Posted by ECB | May 15, 2008 2:44 PM

I bet Obama was eating poached eggs on toast with a small glass of fresh squeezed orange juice when this news reached him. He swallowed, put down the toast, and blinked in surprise. "Well," he said, his eyebrows waggling as though they did not know where to sit. "Well."

Posted by Breklor | May 15, 2008 2:58 PM

He's a Sweetzi.

Posted by stinkbug | May 15, 2008 2:59 PM

Good for Hillary! About time she stopped attacking the Democratic Nominee!

Posted by John | May 15, 2008 3:32 PM

As someone who has had not much good to say about Senator Clinton lately, I really have to hand it to her for this. I think what she said was not only exactly right, but forcefully said. Excellent - more of this please.

Raindrop @8 - Um, I think that letting breath-taking insults like this slip by unnoticed helped derail Kerry's run in '04. Not that he ran a great campaign, by any means, but still.

Jason @13 & 15 - I like your analysis in both responses. Angles I hadn't considered on either the joint-ticket issue or who Bush was actually insulting. Nice.

Posted by Jason E | May 15, 2008 3:43 PM

Will she stop at nothing?!

Posted by umvue | May 15, 2008 3:49 PM

The funny thing about Bush's remarks is that his own secretary of defense said the same damn thing. What a buffoon. Keep talking, George.

Posted by Fnarf | May 15, 2008 4:34 PM

I don't know that anyone's tried stopping her with it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 15, 2008 4:35 PM

Senator Clinton will be the VP

Dream ticket is not just a phrase, but the road to victory for Obama. He is too smart to pass it up.

This game is about winning - and nothing else. The winner takes it all. West Virginia sealed the deal. She delivered proof that she is essential to the victory.

The rest of the short list for VP are posers. Edwards will be the Attorney general, that deal is cooked.

Clinton has shrewdly kept in the race to have a few aces at the end. She is already in history for her run, now she will take the VP and go for the White House in eight years.

Political twinks and Obama partisans take note.

Bill will be sent on goodwill tours all over the globe, international schmoozer.

By the way, Mc Cain's age is his biggest negative. And the glow of the Clinton years, real or fancied, is a giant positive for Obama and the dems. How to really capture the glow to the max, Hillary on the ticket. Constant reminder that a few years back life with a Dem in the White House WAS much better for working Americans.

Posted by Freddy | May 15, 2008 6:52 PM

@ 15 and 26 have some bright ideas...

But while Dubya might have been targeting JC, Obama might be able to ride this back to the promised land. Bush's comments made all of the Democrats take note and demonize him and that's what may get him into the White House: "IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT AND MCCAIN WILL BE HIS CLONE."
If BO can stay on message, he might be able to win over some of those angry whites the pundits love talking about.
...and he may need HRC to be there with him.

Posted by Krizpie Kreme | May 15, 2008 7:14 PM

Does anyone remember the 2004 Observer story about GWB's grandfather being a big Nazi supporter?

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Posted by left coast | May 15, 2008 7:37 PM

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