Hillary's Response to Chimpy's Nazi Smear
by Al Rodgers, Thu May 15, 2008 at 12:06:53 PM EDT
UPDATE: 4:20 PM EDT
According to Todd, on the front page, Hillary has finally issued a denouement of Bush's smear.
This begs the question: why did it take Howard Wolfson 8 hours to respond? After all, Wolfson is the best flak in the business, and the Clintons are famed for inventing the rapid response in 1992. Yet, they were the last Dems to respond, not the first.
After all, would Wolfson have waited all day, if Bush and McSame had attacked Chelsea? Of course not.Shameful.
Let's be real, they only issued this tardy response because of the forming blogswarm.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (NY Times) - After a day spent doggedly campaigning and talking only of her agricultural agenda, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton held an impromptu news conference on a windy airport tarmac today to criticize President Bush and Senator John McCain.
Until the hastily arranged news conference, Mrs. Clinton had spent most of her day ignoring the political firestorms that had erupted over Mr. Bush and Mr. McCains remarks.
She declined to take questions from reporters as she made idle chit chat on her campaign plane this morning.
And while the rest of the political world squabbled over foreign policy, Mrs. Clinton took her struggling presidential campaign bumping over dusty, dirt roads in South Dakota for a speech focusing solely on her farm agenda.
Only after arriving in Rapid City for a refueling stop did Mrs. Clinton briefly address reporters, calling President Bushs comments offensive and outrageous.