Monday, August 25, 2008

The Clintons and their party

"I don't say he's a great man. Willie Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person."

- Linda Loman,
Death of a Salesman
Well, that didn't take long. Already the Clintons are seething at their scripted roles in Denver, giving Bill no outlet to defend his administration:

This is an especially sore point for Bill Clinton, people close to him say, because among many grievances he has about the campaign Obama waged against his wife is a belief that the candidate poor-mouthed the political and policy successes of his two terms.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is complaining that the Hillary "bitter enders" are acting like they still have leverage.

Know why? Because attention must be paid!

Update - The Dems release a joint statement: "No disunity here!"

Extra - Boston Globe opinion "Breaking the cord with the Clintons": "I saw an ad that offered a "free Obama button," and I thought - now there's a slogan: "Free Obama." This week, what Barack Obama must be freed from are the Clintons."

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