Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Even Spotty knew, too

Via Buzzflash, here's part of a post from a blogger named Jurrasicpork:
The Achilles’ heel of “The Warrior,” as she is known, is the war. She expressed outrage about Iraq, but ended up sounding like a mother whose teenage son has not cleaned up his room: “The president has said this is going to be left to his successor ... and I think it’s the height of irresponsibility, and I really resent it.”

She uttered the most irritating and disingenuous nine words in politics: “If we had known then what we know now. ...”

Jim Webb knew. Barack Obama knew. Even I knew, for Pete’s sake. The administration’s trickery was clear in real time.

Hillary didn’t have the nerve to oppose a popular president on a national security issue after 9/11, and she feared being cast as an antiwar hippie when she ran. Now she feels she can’t simply say she made a bad decision. And that makes her seem conniving — not a good mix with nurturing.
Jurrasicpork was commenting on Hillary Clinton's recent trip to Iowa. Maureen Dowd expressed similar sentiments recently in a behind-the-firewall column at the NYT.

John McCain's surge idea was meant to put some daylight between him and the Prezinut on Iraq, but then Bush went and took him up on it--much to McCain's surprise, Spot's sure. Hillary's posturing is similar in its cravenness.

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