Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Darth Cheney

This Clinton quote shows a few things to me:

"You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the vice president’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Clinton said just now at town hall in New York, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war.

"I’m not invited to their meetings and I don’t know what he says or does," she said. "But all the brave talk about bringing our troops home, and setting deadlines, and getting out by a certain date just dissipated."
  1. Clinton respects Cheney. This is pretty obvious. Her comments are snarky, but not really flippant. Call it grudging admiration -- she doesn't know how or why, but he gets the job done.
  2. Clinton reads the DailyKos and HuffPo. 'Nuff said there.
  3. Clinton is still (for some reason) wooing the more radical side of her party. This is interesting by itself, because it indicates one of two things: that she believes that side of her party has enough power to be worth her time, especially considering how loony it makes her look to the rest of America; or she actually is a moonbat herself and believes it, too.
  4. When balked, she resorts to name calling. I don't ever recall a senator of the United States referring to her as Godzillary or anything like that, though the names are all over the right side blogs. This sort of thing is just childish for a person in her position to do. It's shameful for a senator -- imagine how much worse for a president!

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