Speaking for me only
Hunter S. Thompson, “eulogizing” Nixon:
As long as Nixon was politically alive–and he was, all theway to the end–we could always be sure of finding the enemy on the Low Road. There was no need to look anywhere else for the evil bastard. He had the fighting instinctsof a badger trapped by hounds. The badger will roll over on its back and emit a smell of death, which confuses the dogs and lures them in for the traditional ripping and tearing action. But it is usually the badger who does the ripping and tearing. It is a beast that fights best on its back: rolling under the throat of the enemy and seizing it by thehead with all four claws.
That was Nixon’s style–and if you forgot, he would kill you as a lesson to the others. Badgers don’t fight fair, bubba. That’s why God made dachshunds.
Hillary Clinton, today:
“Senator Obama is a good man and he is a very talented and gifted man. But I think his comments were elitist and divisive. And the Democratic party has been unfortunately viewed by many people over the last decades as being elitist and out of touch,” Clinton said. “I mean we have waged elections over that and you don’t have to think back too far to remember that good men running for president were viewed as elitist and out of touch with the values and the lives of millions of Americans. So I think this is a very significant concern that people have expressed.”
She also said she is still waiting for a comprehensive explanation for the remarks from Obama.
“What’s important about this is that Senator Obama has not owned up to what he said and taken accountability for it. You know first he said he was right and attacked me for raising his remarks and referencing them. Then he admitted he said what he said inartfuly. And now he has deeply apologized if he has offended anyone,” she said. “But what people are looking for is an explanation. You know, what does he really believe? How does he see the people here in this neighborhood, throughout Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, other places in our country? I think that’s what people are looking for, some explanation, and he has simply not provided one.”
And before you Clinton supporters get all up in arms about the Nixon statement and accuse me of Hillary hate, let me remind you of something- you and Hillary have set the rules of the debate this past week. All is fair in politics, and I am just following your rules. Just as Hillary showed us in the above quote, you can call someone a liar, an elitist, claim they owe people an apology and look down on them, just so long as you also say something nice. And remember, of paramount concern is what the Republicans might say about you in the fall.
So here we go- Hillary Clinton is better than McCain, but she is a lying, two-faced, soul-less, vicious political hack who may or may not have killed Vince Foster (and don’t you know the GOP will bring that up!). I am beginning to like these new rules.
PS- I will stop when she does.
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By the way, bookmark this post for a textbook definition of concern trolling when you need one. Calling him divisive and elitist, then noting that we need to worry about appearing divisive and elitist is just, well, Clintonian awesomeness.