March 13, 2008

Stating the Obvious

Hatched by Dave Ross

It seems as though an awful lot of folks are paying the price during this election silliness for saying things that are not only true, they are glaringly obvious!

Geraldine Ferraro, a now former adviser to Hillary Clinton, has fallen on her knitting needle in ritual seppuku for stating what should be so obvious that the only way to keep it from becoming part of Wikipedia is to kill off people who say it: The only reason that Barack Obama is a viable presidential candidate today is because he’s black!

There’s plenty of people who have the charisma, there’s thousands of people who have served as state legislators, there’s even quite a few people who opposed the war in Iraq, and there’s quite a number of people who are capable for running for political office without ever stating exactly what domestic programs they plan to adopt if elected. Barack has generated the excitement that he has among the people that he has energized because he is black and also a very capable candidate.

The number of people who have met their ends or nearly so because they have stated the obvious about Hillary is starting to pile up like a Serbian mass grave. The one who comes most readily to mind is TV pundiot Chris Matthews, who pointed out with no particular flash of wisdom, but to universal disdain, that Hillary was a viable candidate because of her husband, especially his penchant for playing around on her.

Despite her protestations to the contrary, Hillary has done nothing especially noteworthy in life that is not connected to the fact that she was married to Bill. When she claimed to have helped broker peace in Ireland, someone who was actually there said that her role was more of a “cheerleader.”

As a small town community newspaper editor, I know from personal experience that cheerleaders often try to claim that they are as important as the players on the field, but usually no one takes them seriously. Only Hillary has been able to gin up success as a cheerleader into being a serious candidate for quarterback.

Hillary, who sounds stupider and more desperate ever time she comes up with one of these things, last week claimed, when speaking of a trip she took to Bosnia in the 1990s: "We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the First Lady."

Comedian Sinbad, who, along with singer Sheryl Crow was on that trip that she claims was so harrowing and dangerous, was quick to mock her: "What kind of president would say, 'Hey, man, I can't go 'cause I might get shot so I'm going to send my wife... oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.'"

Well, actually the part about Bill Clinton sending his wife on a mission too dangerous for himself does sound entirely in character.

Hatched by Dave Ross on this day, March 13, 2008, at the time of 4:32 PM

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The following hissed in response by: boffo

I recently read somewhere on the internet - I forget where - a nice summary of Hillary's "experience:"

"If Hillary Clinton has Executive Office experience, then Yoko Ono was a Beatle."

Although I must say that if Bill Clinton was intentionally sending Hillary, Sinbad and Cheryl Crow into harm's way, perhaps we should be giving him more credit for his attempts to make the world a better place.

The above hissed in response by: boffo [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 13, 2008 5:54 PM

The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh


Boff, that's a classic! Was "I recently read somewhere on the internet" your humble way of saying you just made it up? Or do you really have to give credit to some unknown benefactor?


The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 14, 2008 4:00 AM

The following hissed in response by: boffo

I have to give credit to some unknown benefactor. I read it somewhere, but don't remember where.

Now that I'm looking it up, it was some guy on Daily Kos (presumably an Obama supporter) whom Instapundit linked to. (No, I don't regularly read Daily Kos.)

So once again we can thank the Democrat civil war for providing us with amusement.

The above hissed in response by: boffo [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 14, 2008 11:21 AM

The following hissed in response by: AMR

She not only took Sinbad and Cheryl Crow into harm's way, but her daughter was on the plane too. They were going for a USO show. Some USO shows in the past have been in some near hot areas, but according to some who were in the military and there, this was not the case. The NYT didn't think it was a dangerous trip

The above hissed in response by: AMR [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 14, 2008 1:29 PM

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