Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ferraro finally quits

By Edward Copeland

Days after continuing to defend and escalate her insane comments about Barack Obama getting all the breaks because we know how easy it is for African-American men in the United States, former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro finally has resigned her post on the finance committee for Hillary's campaign.

Ferraro's statement reads:

"I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign," Ferraro wrote in a letter to Clinton. "The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you. I won't let that happen."

What's really crazy, as are most things in the upside-down black-is-white, day-is-night world of the Clinton campaign is not only that it took so long for Ferraro to get the boot, but the reluctance of Hillary's campaign to even think it was anything except an "unfortunate" comment after they forced out Obama adviser Samantha Power for daring to correctly identify Hillary as a monster, weeks after they whined to MSNBC about a comment by David Shuster resulted in a two-week suspension of Shuster.

The real head-scratcher came from Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams, who had the gall to accuse the Obama campaign's reaction to Ferraro remarks as "playing the race card" and a calculated attack on Hillary.

I never thought I'd find political partisans crazier than the Bush true-believers, but Hillary's hard-liners are getting close to that mark as they repeatedly denounce anything perceived as an attack on them, even if it is a reaction to attacks FROM them. As with everything in this campaign, the Clintonistas believe there are different rules for them and for everyone else.

By the way, tune in to Keith Olbermann tonight: He's finally had it as well and will deliver a Special Comment about the way Hillary Clinton's campaign behaves. You go, Keith.

In a related note from last night's Mississippi primary results, exit polls show that Republicans did follow Rush Limbaugh's advice and vote in the Democratic race to help Hillary. 24 percent of her voters were Republicans, nearly 1 in 4 of every vote cast for her.

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  • and yet- she only managed to squeak out ohio with that strategy. there are numbers out that obama has 99 delegates to her 94- but we still have until june and perhaps she will get florida and michigan with nagging for them. we'll see. where's dennis k. when you need him?

    By Blogger billie, at 7:51 PM  

  • 24 percent of her voters were Republicans

    No small coincidence, in my opinion, between the remarks of Limbaugh and Ferraro within the context of the Mississippi primary. How cynical to sacrifice principles and party in the pursuit of power. As far as I am concerned, the Clintons are history. They are no longer relevant.

    By Blogger Swampcracker, at 9:18 PM  

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