Thursday, December 13, 2007

So Predictable

Absolutely amazing.

We are supposed to believe, that in a campaign as heavily structured and organized from the top down as Hillary's, her national co-chairman, Bill Shaheen, spoke out of turn on Obama's prior drug use as a teenager. Of course, now that the proverbial BS is hitting the fan, Hillary is saying she did not authorize him to speak on her behalf or the behalf of her campaign.

Is this the fun part of the campaign you've been speaking of, Hillary? You of all people, engaging in the politics of personal destruction? You pathetic hypocrite.
Sorry about my rant but this kind of stuff, starting with attacks on the kindergarten writings of young Obama, now his teenage Obama years, can the college days be far behind?, drive me crazy.

Caption for the photo? "This is where I intend to put Obama's head for daring to challenge me."

Clinton Official: Obama's Drug History Could Hurt in November If He is Nominee

CONCORD, N.H. — A top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said Wednesday that Democrats should give more thought to Sen. Barack Obama's admissions of illegal drug use before they pick a presidential candidate.

Obama's campaign said the Clinton people were getting desperate. Clinton's campaign tried to distance itself from the remarks.

Bill Shaheen, a national co-chairman of Clinton's front-runner campaign, raised the issue during an interview with The Washington Post, posted on
Shaheen, an attorney and veteran organizer, said much of Obama's background is unknown and could be a problem in November 2008 if he is the Democratic nominee. He said the Republicans would work hard to discover new aspects of Obama's admittedly spotty youth.

"It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?"' said Shaheen, whose wife Jeanne is the state's former governor and is running for the U.S. Senate next year.

"There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It's hard to overcome," Shaheen said.
Clinton's campaign said it had nothing to do with his comments.

"Senator Clinton is out every day talking about the issues that matter to the American people. These comments were not authorized or condoned by the campaign in any way," spokeswoman Kathleen Strand said.

Shaheen later released a statement apologizing for the remarks.
"I deeply regret the comments I made today and they were not authorized by the campaign in any way," Shaheen said in the statement.

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said in response to Shaheen's remarks:
"Hillary Clinton said attacking other Democrats is the fun part of this campaign, and now she's moved from Barack Obama's kindergarten years to his teenage years in an increasingly desperate effort to slow her slide in the polls."