Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Craig Crawford, CQ - Comedian Chris Rock nailed it on "Late Night with David Letterman" shortly after Bill Clinton's appearance on Monday's show: "Is it me, or did he not want to say the words Barack Obama?"

Clinton is launching a barrage of television appearances and campaign speeches supposedly on behalf of the Democratic nominee, but, as Rock also noted on Letterman's CBS show, the former president seems more interested in talking about his wife, Obama's former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"Hilary ain't running! One of those guys needs to tell him," Rock told Letterman. "I love Hillary but she lost. She got a lot of votes. She lost. The Patriots got a lot of points too, but they lost to the Giants."

Earlier Monday, on ABC's "The View," Clinton also did no heavy lifting for Obama's race against Republican John McCain. "I genuinely like both. I genuinely admire both of them. We make a terrible mistake believing we have to find something wrong with the people we can't vote for."

Rather than echo the Obama camp's attacks on GOP running mate Sarah Palin, the former president went out of his way in an interview Monday with reporters in New York to describe why he thinks she is popular. "I get why she's hot out there. Why she's doing well."

On the pregnancy of Palin's unmarried daughter, Clinton said, "People look at her, and they say: 'All those kids. Something that happens in everybody's family. I'm glad she loves her daughter and she's not ashamed of her. Glad that girl's going around with her boyfriend. Glad they're going to get married.'"

And on the health status of another Palin child, Clinton observed that many Americans react by saying, "I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They're wonderful children. They're wonderful people."


At September 23, 2008 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Clinton also did no heavy lifting for Obama's race against Republican John McCain..."

Such things can happen when you spend months screaming "racist" at someone. For some odd reason they often find it difficult to come bail your butt out of trouble later on. Go figure, huh?

Keep pounding that "racist" meme all the way into the electoral abyss, Democrats.

As one current candidte said earlier this year, "If the Democrats can't landslide the Republicans this year, they ought to just wrap up, close down, and emerge in a different form".


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