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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Eileen Macoll Endorses Clinton

posted by on May 29 at 9:25 AM

Who? That would be the vice chair of the Washington State Democratic Party, a superdelegate who has long been a sort of crypto-Hillary-supporter but wasn’t formally declared until today.

From the Clinton campaign press release:

“I’m taking this step today because I have been inspired by Hillary’s bold commitment to solving our nation’s toughest challenges,” Macoll said. “On the issues that matter most—from establishing universal health care to improving our schools to ending the war in Iraq—she has never backed down and never wavered. Hillary has what it takes to beat John McCain this Fall and win back the White House.

“Hillary has a plan to bring an honorable end to the war in Iraq, and I know that Senator she and Senator Murray will ensure that our troops receive the care we should be proud to provide as they return home.”

Senator Patty Murray welcomed Macoll’s endorsement today. “Eileen has been a tireless advocate for the Washington State party, and I look forward to working with her to spread Hillary’s message of change in the weeks ahead.”

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Will we get enough of a majority in the Senate this fall so we can vote Patty Murray out of office when she runs in a couple of years?

Time that "mom in sneakers" finds a real job.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | May 29, 2008 9:40 AM

"spread hillary's message of change" of what? the basic rules of arithmetic?

Posted by brett | May 29, 2008 9:55 AM

Look! Over there! It's a sinking boat. I think I'll try to get on it. . .

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | May 29, 2008 9:59 AM

Good for her. Odrama hasn't won the nomination yet. Fight on Hilary!

Posted by odrama | May 29, 2008 10:03 AM

Cantwell, Murray and Sims have GOT TO GO!!

Posted by Clint | May 29, 2008 10:05 AM

What is it with women who can't do math? Why is Clinton in the race at this point, where she has absolutely no chance at the nomination?

The answer is, reality doesn't matter. When you are motivated purely on your feelings, then the idea of a Clinton presidency is all they need - no matter how impossible it is.

Hillary continues to pray a spotlight falls on Barak's head. Or something worse...

Posted by montex | May 29, 2008 10:07 AM

Dammit I wish all of our delegates would make up their minds already so we can get a nominee and get on with our lives.

Seriously, what's the hold up?

Posted by teve | May 29, 2008 10:14 AM

“I’m taking this step today because I have been inspired by Hillary’s bold commitment to solving our nation’s toughest challenges.”

The only tough challenge I've seen Hillary boldly committed to in the past month is figuring out how to beat Obama. I can't remember the last time I've heard her talk about the issues in any detail- just a laundry list of promises, much like the "establishing universal health care to improving our schools to ending the war in Iraq" mentioned in this piece.

Posted by Bont | May 29, 2008 10:16 AM

She's never backed down from establishing universal health care. Yeah.

Posted by keshmeshi | May 29, 2008 10:17 AM

This has to be one of the most silly moves in politics I've seen.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 29, 2008 10:44 AM

This is just what I needed to feel encouraged today!

"Solutions" for America! YEA!

Hillary/Monica 2008

Posted by Auric | May 29, 2008 10:50 AM

and out of step with the rest of the party...

Posted by Jiberish | May 29, 2008 10:51 AM

I keep hoping Hilary will get off her childish immature banter of "pick me, pick me." Democractic Party is becoming the laughing stock of the political world, both national and international, for allowing this contest to continue in the manner it has. Hilary broke the rules when it comes to Michigan and Florida. I know she will utilize her lawyeristic ways to ferret out the details and try to "technically" win by hardballing the Democratic Party. All her behavior tells me is that she knows how to break rules especially when they are in her favor. How is that any different from current administration in DC. It isn't!

Posted by Lita | May 29, 2008 10:56 AM

Such poor judgement is appalling. My issues with Murray, Cantwell & Sims continue to grow. They won't get my vote again. ...Throw all of them in the lake where King County dumped 8 million gallons of raw sewage.

Posted by Fitz | May 29, 2008 11:12 AM

Democractic Party will become the laughing stock of the political world when Odrama loses the general election to McCain. Did everyone forget how Ned Lamont pushed by Kos and net roots group lost to Joe Lieberman ? When Odrama loses in November of course the Clinton haters will blame it on Hilary.

Posted by Odrama | May 29, 2008 11:20 AM

15 is forever the drama queen. ...If you're going to support Clinton, at least learn how to spell...Hillary.

Posted by What a dumbass | May 29, 2008 11:35 AM

stupid cow

Posted by monkey | May 29, 2008 11:52 AM

WTF with washington state's superdelegates? the state goes crazy for BHO, and they all vote with their vaginas?

Posted by max solomon | May 29, 2008 12:10 PM

i can't wait to vote these bitches out of office!

Posted by rachel | May 29, 2008 12:36 PM

@19 Werd.

That day can't happen soon enough.

Posted by Reality Check | May 29, 2008 1:55 PM

Is that Democrats that want the "female dogs" out or is it the GOP? It's hard to tell with all these "female pig" postings.
("Old McDonald had an animal farm, eieio...")

Posted by wondering | May 29, 2008 2:55 PM

here? Obama wins the primary and the caucus contest, (he's ahead by every metric and, please don't tell me about some "let's pretend popular vote") in the state of Washington and our two senator's, Sims, and now goodbye Eileen don't seem to get the voters wishes...Don't forget Inslee in this equation as well. I hope Eileen hops a red eye to go scream with all the other nutjobs outside the DNC rules committee on Sat. Good luck and go away. BTW, no vote for Murray, Cantwell, Sims or Inslee in the future. Gregoire at least gets it.

Clinton needs to go away, now...

Posted by What am I not understanding..... | May 29, 2008 4:50 PM

Really? Is it such a horrible thing that Cantwell, Inslee and Murray have some loyalty to the Clintons because they were elected to Congress for the first time the same year that Bill Clinton was elected President?

Do we really need to purge two pretty effective US Senators and a solidly liberal Rep. because they didn't jump on the Obama bandwagon? I'm sure that all would happily campaign and vote for Obama once the nomination is secure (and yes, I know it is pretty much locked up for Obama).

I get that winners can write the rules but if you want to exorcise a 48% minority from the party, John McCain will win - and he'll deserve to.

Posted by Chris | May 29, 2008 6:27 PM

Wow, just followed the links to this. The sexism is overwhelming and saddening. It is this kind of sexism that makes women feel like we have to band together and vote "with our vaginas." I do not support Clinton but when I read stuff like this it makes me so angry and I want to support my sister. (Even though she is my very racist sister, she is still a sister who is being attacked).

Posted by Papayas | May 29, 2008 6:59 PM

Would someone tell these two ladies that Obama is the change candidate and Hillary is the same old crap, different day!!! Nice going Eileen, hope you never run for anything and ask for my vote because, like Patty and Maria, you won't get it. What part of Hillary did not win any county do you not understand.

Posted by SG98125 | May 29, 2008 7:42 PM

Murray's been pushing her fundraiser - "Golden Tennis Shoe" awards. She should put on those golden tennis shoes and run really fast away from my backhand.

Taiwanese woman for Obama

Posted by XJ | May 29, 2008 9:11 PM

The people of Washington State and 98% of the entire country have convincingly weighed in on this and are weary at watching the slow undoing of Hillary Clinton's candidacy. This decision by Eileen Macoll seems unwise and out of touch. Just who does she represent? Apparently herself. Quoted in the PI as saying" I got very emotional this memorial Day Weekend, This war just makes me sick." Yeah, we are all sick of it. We are also sick of representatives making emotional not rational decisions.
The biggest if not only obstacle to the democrats taking the white house this cycle will be the non-resolution of this primary in short order. The biggest obstacle to non-resolution of the primary is Hillary Clinton and her supporters refusal face the facts that she has lost this one. Continuing on and reinventing rules and metrics interpreted through rose colored glasses is, to use Bills words, " a Great Fantasy".

Posted by rcpmac | May 30, 2008 11:19 AM

Hillary's strength and perseverance is beautiful to behold. May God Bless her.
Good Luck to her and to our beautiful country.

Posted by Mikey | May 30, 2008 10:55 PM

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