Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Hillary Clinton, elitist gun enthusiast

By Michael J.W. Stickings

This is hilarious (and, in a way, deeply disturbing):

It seems that the Clinton campaign has sent out a mailer in Indiana attacking Obama for being, as The Plank's Chris Orr puts it, "insufficiently pro-gun." (Her faux populism, her willingness to do anything to win, including moving way to the right, is astonishing, is it not? Honestly, has she ever been so pro-gun before this? No. She talked up her gun cred in Pennsylvania, trying so desperately to connect with the hoi polloi of rural and small-town America, and she's still beating the same drum. Wasn't she a liberal once upon a time?)

As for the mailer, though, as The Politico's Ben Smith points out, "[t]he image of the gun pictured on the face of the mailing is reversed, making it a nonexistent left-handed model of the Mauser 66 rifle. To make matters worse,... it's an expensive German gun with customized features that make it clearly European." Said one expert, "It's a $2,200 German import -- it's hardly typical of what the average workingman in Indiana uses."

Poor Hillary. She can't even get her faux populism right.

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