Meta-Blog

SEARCH QandO

Email:
Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock
MichaelW

BLOGROLL QandO

 
 
Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
 
 
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News
Politics
Business
Science
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Sports
Opinion/Editorial

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict

Blogging

Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links

Regional

Regional News

Publications

News Publications

 
Hello Bill? Would you STFU?!
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, January 20, 2008

Democrats are breaking more new ground in the world of election politics. Ok, not Democrats - Bill Clinton:
Prominent Democrats are upset with the aggressive role that Bill Clinton is playing in the 2008 campaign, a role they believe is inappropriate for a former president and the titular head of the Democratic Party. In recent weeks, Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, both currently neutral in the Democratic contest, have told their old friend heatedly on the phone that he needs to change his tone and stop attacking Sen. Barack Obama, according to two sources familiar with the conversations who asked for anonymity because of their sensitive nature.
Me? I see it as just another example of Democratic ex-presidents not understanding or respecting the unwritten rules of being an ex-president. And besides, Hillary would kill him if he didn't help. Guess who he's going to listen too - Hillary or Teddy?

And then there's the fact that in pragmatic terms he has been a huge plus (at least up till now) for her and her campaign:
On balance, aides to both Bill and Hillary still see Bill as a huge net plus in fund-raising, attracting large crowds and providing a megaphone to raise doubts about Obama—even if some of those doubts are distortions. But there's concern that in hatcheting the Illinois senator and losing his temper with the news media (last week he thrashed a San Francisco TV reporter for asking about a lawsuit filed by Clinton-backing teachers union members to limit the number of Nevada caucuses), Clinton is drawing down his political capital and harming his role as a global statesman. "This is excruciating," says a member of the Clintons' circle, who asked for anonymity. "But the stakes couldn't be higher. It's worth it to tarnish himself a bit now to win the presidency."
Or, victory at any cost. These are the Clintons we're talking about. Tradition, propriety, good manners? Phaa - we're talking about the presidency for goodness sake.
 
TrackBacks
Return to Main Blog Page
 
 

Previous Comments to this Post 

Comments
Hillary would kill him if he didn’t help. Guess who he’s going to listen too - Hillary or Teddy?
are you trying to bait a joke out of us here bruce?
 
Written By: ChrisB
URL: http://
Guess who he’s going to listen too - Hillary or Teddy?
Considering the drinking and womanizing, listening to Hillary would be a drastic change in Bill’s standing policy...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Bill Clinton is probably the perfect person to illustrate James Carville’s remark (which Carville was aiming at Paula Jones, but the shoe fits): "It’s amazing what you can bring out by dragging a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park."
 
Written By: kishnevi
URL: http://
Turn that $100 bill into a big-boobed bimbo, and you’re right on the money...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
I am still not convinced that Bill wants Hillary to win. I think he will limit his criticism of Obama if he feels he is damaging his own long term image/power, but if he hurts Hillary’s candidacy and can claim that his statements were just the result of his passion and anger at these "bad guys" in the media, then (come Nov 08) he ends up looking good. He can claim "I tried mah best to get Hillary elected" (because on the left intentions are what matter), and still avoid the damage and scrutiny that a second Clinton administration would incur.
 
Written By: Tim
URL: http://

 
Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
Name:
Email:
URL:
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Comment:
   
 
Vicious Capitalism

Divider

Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks

Divider

Divider