Saturday, March 08, 2008

Never wrestle with a pig

You'll both get dirty and the pig will like it. That's the choice Obama faces against Billary. Regardless of what Billary says about the vast conspiracy of the week against her and hubby Bubba, the Clintons are experts at pulling everyone down into the mud with them then acting as if they are victims.

That's what she is trying to do to Obama now. She has been baiting Obama for quite a while and he has not really sleazed down to her level yet. However, since she won the primaries in Ohio and Texas, Obama has been urged to get his shovel out to dig a hole down to Clinton country.

Yesterday one of his staff members bit, saying, "She is a monster, too — that is off the record — she is stooping to anything"

This has been all over the news. To some Democrats, being called a monster is not nearly as bad as being likened to Ken Starr---the special prosecutor and lead evil player in the vast right-wing conspiracy against the saintly Clintons. One of the Clinton clan likened Obama to Starr last week so one might just assume that being called a monster is not as harsh as being likened to Starr among the party elite.

The question is, just how clean and civil can a candidate really be and have any chance in a presidential race? Perhaps it is impossible. As has been noted by many over the last few days, Obama may be caught in a trap. If he jumps into the hog slop and starts throwing mud with the permanent inhabitants of the pigpen, then his opponent can claim, "See, he is nothing special, he is just as filthy as I am."

At least the race is interesting in contrast to the last 3 or 4. However, if Obama loses then it will only be interesting to me because of the threat of Billary returning to the White House. Imagine, Bubba showed his beet red pumpkin head and opened his mouth during Super Tuesday and immediately angered/disgusted/sickened people--even those in his own party. Just imagine 4-8 more years of Bill and Hillary as we return to the mid-1990s.

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