Friday, December 14, 2007

Clinton sleaze

THE NEW REPUBLIC | Blogs: "'I'm a known quantity,' she added at the press conference, at which she recieved the endorsement of Iowa Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell. 'We need to nominate a candidate who can win.' This threw the media into a low-grade frenzy. Hillary smiled with the patience of a grandmother stuck babysitting bratty kids as reporters barraged her with breathless questions about whether Obama's drug history is the sort of surprise she's talking about and whether she thinks general-election voters might punish him for it.

But Hillary wasn't biting. 'I am only talking about myself,' she insisted, looking unusually resplendent in a dark suit with a red blouse and multicolored necklace. Nor would she bite when asked by MSNBC's David Shuster whether she would flatly declare that 'a candidate's indescretions as a teenager should not be an issue for voters.' After what I sensed was a moment of uncertainty she concluded, 'It's certainly not an issue in my campaign.'"