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Monday, February 18, 2008

Weird election all right

This is a weird election all right, and the parties haven't even nominated anyone yet!

Various pundits have been pointing out that the pundits have been consistently wrong about almost every major event. Gosh, it turns out that We the People are not as predictable as thought.

I don't know about you, but it kinda gives me warm fuzzies.

I'm sure more stuff will occur to me as this goes on, but here's two things that I find hilarious.

One, Hillary is trying to rig the nomination. See Armstrong Williams here http://www.townhall.com/columnists/ArmstrongWilliams/2008/02/18/its_about_to_get_real_ugly

The cold hard truth is that Clinton is in danger of losing the nomination despite going against her word and campaigning (and winning the non-races) in Florida and Michigan. Now, out of desperation, the Clinton campaign is lobbying the Democratic Party to reverse its prior decision and count the Florida and Michigan delegates in the final delegate count, despite their earlier disqualification. How outrageous!

After the Democrats kvetching about the Florida recount for the last seven years, this is a scream.

Somebody explain to them again, you aren't allowed to change the rules of the game after you lose.

Second, I'm having a lot of fun reading Dick Morris. Remember him? Former Bill Clinton handler who got dropped like a hot rock after a hooker* arranged to have him photographed sucking her toes on a D.C. balcony.

Morris is also author of a book he'd probably rather see forgotten, in which he predicted that this race would be a contest between Hillary and Condolezza Rice.

Morris is fond of telling us what a power-broker insider guy he is. Such as how, after one of Bill's career setbacks (I forget which one), grabbed him by the lapels and shook him to get him out of his funk.

Now he's supporting well, anybody but Hillary.

But, I've noticed that often when he describes Clinton-style dirty tricks he just can't help copping this attitude, "And I taught him that!"

I don't know when I've ever seen an election this fun.

I fear we're going to need the memory of that when it's over.

* Whose conduct by the way was shockingly unprofessional. Discretion is one of the services you are supposed to be purchasing. It's an implied contract thing.


  • At 4:54 PM, Blogger Ted said…

    Off topic, but not really when you think of how we don't have a horse in this race:
    Twenty bucks says these school shootings continue, on a one-a-month average, up til the election.
    The Whore of Babylon...I mean, the Kakostocracy and "both" of its party (*snickers* same thing, really) don't want an armed American citizenry capable of resisting authoritarianism and fascism.
    I'm surprised all three of the crooks haven't advocated gun confiscation/more regulations already!

  • At 12:41 PM, Blogger Eduardo said…

    Around these parts, some of Hillary's satellites are claiming that to not count the Michigan votes would be to disenfranchise black and other minority voters.

    Its the most shockingly ignorant thing I have heard. Assuming one buys the argument that it is disenfranchisement, wouldn't it be disenfranchisement of all voters irrespective of "race"???

  • At 2:52 PM, Blogger Jeremiah said…

    Hookers aren't exactly known for their ethics though. They have a reputation for stealing things if one goes to the bathroom.


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