Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Spell of Desperation


So, Hillary Clinton has typed up an 11th hour open letter to Barack Obama, essentially demanding that he appeal to the Democratic leadership so that it might allow primary votes in the heavily Clinton-centric states of Florida and Michigan to be counted. The entire thing -- the tactic, the notion of the letter itself, the hope that Obama won't recognize a zero-sum game when he sees one -- is ridiculous on every level. But what's really eye-catching -- just laughably so -- is that Hillary apparently doesn't know that there's no such word as "untaken" and that publicly isn't spelled "publically."

If you ever needed proof that Hillary Clinton isn't all that different from the president we have right now, there it is.

Yes, I'm one of those elitists -- fuck you.

(The Huffington Post: Hillary's Hastily Penned Open Letter to Obama)

(By the way, if upon seeing the picture above, you didn't instantly make the face that Belushi makes in Animal House when Flounder's slide pops up on the screen, you're a better person than me.)

17 comments:

Marilynn said...

I don't know which is more scary, the letter or the picture. Please, let us ban both!

slouchmonkey said...

Actually, I thought it was Heath Ledger.

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Not to defend her or anything, but is it possible that it's not authentic? She has to know this is a crazy idea.

Also, knowing the difference between publicly and publically makes you literate (or capable of using spell check), not an elitist.

Ms. Mix & Bitch said...

I'm starting to think that the Reese Witherspoon character from "Election" is all grown up and not taking reality very well...

Even I - one of her staunchest supporters - is now thinking it's time to go home.

Maybe it's not about winning for Hillary in as much as it's about avoiding going home to Billy Boy?

It's a theory.

Mike said...

@Slouchmonkey- Thank god, I thought I would be the only one.

For the record, I'm one of those elitists too. I'm not a Hillary supporter, but I don't dislike her, either. She's just getting increasingly desperate, which does scare me. However, I do think that she'd be a lot better than our current president

Maren said...

Oh, yes, I'm one of those elitists, too. There are more of us than you may think.

Why is it that she thinks hanging on with this much desperation will garner support? I've never been a Hillary supporter, but I'm all for trying the best you can, and hey, keep campaigning if you want to see this thing all the way through. But seriously? Use spell-check at least.

b80vin said...

I happily give her a pass on the photo. With eleventeen hundred cameras in her face twenty-twelve days a year she's bound to take some clunkers. She does look about 20 decades old, maybe even old enough to pre-date Tylenol.

Combine the letter with her comments Wednesday that only she can get the "blue collar white voter" an the "votes of white America" , on big novelty sized race card if there ever was one, and it's not hard to believe that photo is of an inner demon, or alien.

Deacon Blue said...

Mike...that Hillary would be better than Dubya is something I like to think few would argue.

But then again, a moldy lima bean attached to the asshole of a rabid gerbil would make a better prez than our current dipshit.

VOTAR said...

Damn you Chez.

You know that pictures of clowns frighten me.

Now I need my blankie.

Jennifer Sulkin said...

wow, you too? before you even mentioned it, i expected her to cheerfully hit herself over the head with a bottle.

Stephen said...

"But then again, a moldy lima bean attached to the asshole of a rabid gerbil would make a better prez than our current dipshit."

I hope for posterity someone attatches that line to his wikipedia page.

Nancy said...

Ah, the efforts untaken. They have made all the difference.

Sorry, Mr. Frost.

n, np

Slim Strummer said...

Another example of her loathsomeness: her unveiled cynicism regarding Obama's ability (or lack thereof) to win the cracker vote over McCain in the general election, as set forth in the May 8 USA Today.

This woman will see the worst in us every time, and for that alone she must be stopped.

Deacon Blue said...

"I hope for posterity someone attatches that line to his wikipedia page."

I hope NOT, Stephen. Although our intelligence agencies may have track records that are spottier than a leopard coat these days, the IRS is pretty good at finding people and I'd hate for Dubya, in his waning months, to track down my real identity and give me 8 years of audits in one sitting.

Although, in fairness, I'm sure he only goes on the Internet to play the games at Nickolodeon's website, so I'd probably be safe in the end.

kanye said...

Trust me on this one...Best pol video ever!

Hillary's Downfall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Lstkiexhc

Robo said...

Wow...well at least we know who will be playing the Joker in the next Batman movie. Think of all the money they'll save on the makeup budget....

Anonymous said...

Sounds like many here are "full of passionate intensity"