Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Clinton Info-tainment

Bill Clinton. Fox News. Yes.

If you're like me, you don't know how you're supposed to feel as Clinton blows up on Chris Wallace. On the one hand, you love the outburst for its entertainment value. On the other hand, you're a bit bewildered, wondering how such a greasy-smooth politician could lose his cool so easily.

According to two pundits, though, Clinton's loss of cool was all part of the plan. William Kristol argues that the former president calculated the outburst to demonstrate how Democrats can challenge Republicans on national security issues as the November elections approach. John Dickerson writes "Liberal activists want to see their Washington representatives fight back the way Clinton did. This was a rallying cry and a signal to other members of the party to do the same.

Both journalists also suggest that Clinton laid a brick in the foundation for Hillary in '08.

And speaking of Hillary's presidential aims, our favorite armageddonist fear-monger chimed in on the subject this week as well. Jerry Falwell said, "I hope she's the candidate, because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton." Falwell then said, "If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't."

Want to know my favorite part about Falwell's statement? (I mean, other than the part about the Devil being more likely to be elected president than Hillary Clinton?) Falwell uses a possessive pronoun when referring to Republicans. It reminds me of that time when a little old lady was upset that we named our hurricane after an immigrant.


Blogger themexicantoothbrush said...

You are generalizing, Falwell said "my constituency", meaning the crazy-ass Christian right wing of the Republican party. There are sane members of the party like John McCain, although he did recently speak at Falwell's school.

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