January 27th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Amusing myself

I was just amusing myself by remember how, back in 2004, Howard Dean managed to kill three birds inadvertently with one stone: insulting fans of NASCAR, insulting rural White Southerners, and endorsing the Confederacy.

We ought to give an award every four years to the Democratic presidential wannabe that makes the greatest achievement in inadvertent bird killing. I suggest we call it the Gary Hart Award.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

On Bill Clinton’s involvement in the current presidential campaign

Lots of people are feeling as if something is wrong with Bill Clinton’s involvement in Hillary Clinton’s campaign: http://syndicated.livejournal.com/greenwaldsalon/121003.html

Count me among them, and I describe my discomfort this way: Bill Clinton’s role here is as if the Queen Mother had acted as if she were the Queen, and furthermore had stuck her nose into an election campaign.

(I think this is essentially the same as Josh Marshall’s discomfort.)