25 May 2008

Fairy-Tale Ending ?

as the vituperative invective soars to another crescendo
otherwise known as ... another day in the campaign for the Democratic nomination, comes word that Hillary's top male 'attack dog' that she's not married to, Terry McAuliffe is publicly castigating "the Obama Campaign" for "fanning the flames" by "taking out-of-context" Madame's most recent "misspeaking".

(less than 30 hours after Obama himself publicly excused her reference to RFK's assassination, saying "I have learned that when you are campaigning for as many months as Senator Clinton and I have been campaigning, sometimes you get careless in terms of the statements that you make, and I think that is what happened here. Senator Clinton says that she did not intend any offense by it, and I will take her at her word on that.")

Madame has many tools at her disposal with which to put an end to the "attacks" (real and imagined)

1. shut up
2. tell supporters to shut up
3. end the campaign now before it's ended by divisive parliamentary infighting
4. graciously demur, publicly, from wanting or accepting the VP slot
5. again publicly pledging, then actually fulfilling the pledge, to campaign non-stop from the convention in August to election day, for the Democratic Party ticket, especially in those areas of the country where her primary support was the stongest.

were Hillary to begin doing those things, Tuesday morning May 27, and follow through on them, come next January 20, she would find herself a member of a nearly filibuster-proof U.S. Senate, with the HoR margins at four decade highs, and the Executive Branch in the hands of a new generation, all of whom belong to the same party she has worked so hard for.... the Senate would make her "Majority Leader" by acclamation, without competition, especially with the votes of the new DEM Senators she made possible... and who better to corral (herd cats) the DEM Senators and put the fear of God into the GOP opposition, and place her own remarkable stamp on the President's healthcare initiatives ???

ah... nevermind, 'tis just another "fairy tale".