Wanna know whose fault this really is? MARK PENN
by iamold, Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 12:13:07 PM EDT
"If anything, the country shows every sign of yearning for Clintonism as a governing idea now as much as it ever has."
-- Mark Penn, today in Politico
So I guess the Politico called Mark Penn and said hey, cowboy, we've got some rope over here that would look real good around your neck if you're up for one of those do-it-yourselfers...and of course, he couldn't resist. The result being this piece, Clintonism Lives, which I'm fairly sure was not intended as self-parody. But the fact that the guy who masterminded Hillary Clinton's campaign into a ditch still doesn't get that this is not the week for an apologia should be a cautionary tale for other Clinton fans: They will be judged on the extent to which your grudges are on display in Denver - which is why I fully expect the Clintons themselves to be gracious if it kills them. Yes, Bill is out there grousing that he's not sure how to sell Obama as commander-in-chief. But by Wednesday, I'm sure he will have figured it out.
What Hillary Nation has to think about is: Even on an it's-all-about-you basis, if John McCain wins in November, are you so sure that vindication of Hillary's prediction that Obama wasn't electable will be the result? It's just as likely she'd be blamed for such an outcome, which the Clintons know. That's why she will hit every mark and then some. And why, if Bill goes so much as cocks an eyebrow off message, we can safely assume he really has lost his last political marble.
Mark Penn is a man who cannot wait to hear himself speak. Bill also to some extent. And Mark Penn is personally responsible for the possible death of the Democratic party and hillary's future, and this country's future. Mark Penn knows he's out of a job and is now making Hillary and Obama look like the culprit for his own massive $5 million debt. I mean how do you expect the Obama campaign to feel about paying this guy when Mark Penn and Bill were pushing the Hillary campaign to paint him as "fundamentally un-American in his thinking and values"? Im proud that Hillary rejected these.
FUCK. YOU. TO. HELL. MARK. PENN.
AND FUCK YOU TOO BILL IF YOU TRY TO SCREW THIS UP.
I want my siblings and friends out of iraq and afghanistan. ASAP.