Senator Clinton, Line One Please
by Reaper0Bot0, Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 10:49:51 PM EDT
Yeah. An interesting evening. Sarah Palin doesn't need to wonk the wonk so long as she can talk the talk. An interesting predicament, and to an extent we're getting played by the McCain folks. Exquisitely turning the tokenism knife on us, and we're responding improperly. Oh, a lot of what we're saying is right, but the wrong people are saying it.
I read that Senator Clinton was personally insulted by McCain's selection of Sarah Palin, considering her a laughable stand-in. I hope this is truly how Hillary Clinton views this, and I do so for two reasons.
And our future depends on this stuff
First, I agree with the assertion that Sarah Palin isn't fit to stand in for Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton earned her stature in our party. Sarah Palin is where she is because John McCain put her there, not the voters, not any voters. Secondly, she's tweny years younger and actually has to list her time in the PTA as meaningful government experience. Wow.
Senator Clinton, I didn't support you in the primaries. I'm not your biggest fan, and I refuse to pretend otherwise, as I'm an honest guy and I will so remain. That said, I respected you before all that, and I respect you more now. We have other women in the party who can go after Governor Palin without raising the spectre of sexism, but I cannot think of anyone who could politically cripple her as you can.
The choice is yours. Do we win or do we lose? I hate to put it in such stark terms, but there you are. If you think that the DNC is smart enough to work around this problem, well, you're probably wrong. Obama and his people may be, but it's still a gamble. Beating you was one thing. Going after a second female opponent is a mess, an obvious trap.
Look at it this way, Senator Clinton. We all know you vastly prefer Senator Obama and have endorsed him. I do not question your honesty, and I appreciate your grace and pragmatism. However, if Sarah Palin is elected you will find yourself in an awkward position in 2012 should you choose to run again. Your exceptionalism is not defined by your feminity, but that is a component of it that Governor Palin shares.
You earned your meteoric rise. Sarah Palin has not. John McCain has shown you great disrespect and we now have an obstacle in our path that, while we may well deal with it without your special talents, we've got much better odds if you weigh in.
Kick in her teeth, please. She tried to verbally do that to us tonight, and she's obviously willing to engage in partisan fistfighting. I'd pay good money to hear you say the following, Senator Clinton, say it as only you can:
Obama said knock you out...