Whenever I see someone making accusations such as these in the passive voice, as Stephen does consistently in this column, I know immediately that he can't back up his accusations with sufficient examples to give them credibility, so he is just throwing them out, hoping nobody will notice the weakness of his argument.
... behind both GHW Bush and Ross Perot. May polls are even less representative of the November outcome than June polls.
In other words, do not be conned by the Republican strategists. They have filing cabinets full of attack materials on the Clintons, and next to nothing on Obama. They don't know how to run against him without branding their party as KKK-lite, so they are trying desperately to con Democrats into destroying their own party by nominating the candidate who actually lost the nomination to the black guy.
It's transparently obvious to anyone who isn't a Hillary cultist who will also happily destroy the party if anyone but Hillary is the Democratic nominee.
... to just let it go as an inartful reference to a time-marker in her (and my) memory, tying the California primary with RFK's assassination on that particular horrible summer day.
No big thing, brain fart, apologize, move along.
But as I have come (having napped after dinner) late tonight to review the run of incredibly panicked, defensive diaries from Hillary's suicide-cult supporters here, and recall how they each have harped on every little mis-statement by Obama and his advisors during the campaign, it strikes me as karmically correct that Hillary's little gaffe and the disproportionately wall-to-wall coverage it has garnered should result in finally shaming her out of her doomed campaign before May 31, defuse her dynamite-vest plan to force the seating of MI and FL delegates based entirely on the beauty-contest straw polls held there, and put a final end to all Bill's efforts to cajole her (against all common sense) into the VP slot.
During a meeting with the editorial board of the Argus Leader, Hillary appeared to accuse the Obama campaign of being behind the story CNN aired today reporting that there are "talks" between the two campaigns about her getting out of the race and possibly becoming veep.
"That's flatly untrue -- flatly, completely untrue," Hillary said when asked about the story. The edit board meeting is being aired live, and is still underway.
"No discussions at all," Hillary continued. "It is not anything I'm entertaining. It is nothing I've planned. It is nothing I'm prepared to engage in."
It's over. She has refused the job. Obama can go about his business of picking a VP without bothering to ask Hillary whether she wants it or not.
... considering where I'll move when it's retirement time (no way I'll be able to afford to stay here in Westchester County, NY!) and being within a short drive (or preferably, a moderate walk) of an Amtrak station is number one on my list of requirements.