Of course, I share Blankley's derision for the Biden edition of
the Media Follies, but it is their ongoing enthusiasm for the Clintons that
strikes me as most derisible. Hillary just lost a presidential bid
considered for months to have been "inevitable" (though I always had my
doubts, as you will recall), and she lost to a political neophyte, a
neighborhood organizer from Chicago. By the end of the first month of the
primaries, she had blown through $100 million. She was doomed by Feb. 5.
During her extended soap opera, she was personally indecisive (as was
predictable), presided over a chaotic and embittered staff (again,
predictable), and had no control of her reckless husband (stupendously
predictable), who, contrary to what the mainstream moron media say, almost
never has been an asset for any candidate he's supported. In 2004, he
campaigned for 14 candidates, 12 of whom lost -- but I repeat myself.
Sen. Clinton never really had much of a chance, though you never
will hear this from the mainstream moron media. Her negatives were always
more than 40 percent. They were at 48 percent when I last reported on them.
No candidate has ever won the nomination with such high negatives. Nor has a
candidate won the nomination with such a string of scandals appearing on the
public record. Think of her missing Whitewater billing records, her cattle
futures skullduggery, Filegate, Travelgate, claims by a previous independent
counsel that she was "less than truthful" under oath, the trashing of the
White House as she left in January 2001, the missing White House property
she had to return or make restitution on, the last-minute presidential
pardons and her brothers' roles in them.
For that matter, think of the early stages of her campaign this
year: repeated dirty tricks against Obama, dubious campaign contributions
from shadowy Chinese sources, her husband ham-fistedly raising questions of
race. Now there is all this residual animosity against the nominee who won
fairly, Sen. Barack Obama. Huckster that she is, Hillary played to the
basest instincts of her supporters, the women of the fevered brow
(feminists) and the men of the slightly rubicund neck (hicks).
My Democratic friends, you all will be better off when these
shameless opportunists are in retirement.