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August 26, 2008

Hillary Rodham-Awesome: Aide Says She Won't "Lay the Wood" to Bush or McCain, Because She's Not the Party's Attack Dog (i.e., the VP); Also Won't Make Strong Case for Obama Either, Because That's Also "Not Her Job" (i.e., She's Not the Nominee)

So what is her job?

Oh, nothin' much: Just being awesome all day long, that's all.

This again from Carl Cameron on Fox.

Clarification: I had to shorten things for the headline. But the gist is: Yeah, she'll knock the "Bush/McCain" economy, but she won't "lay the wood" to them (not her job), and she'll support Obama, but she's not going to be making the case for Obama (or party unity), because that's also not her job.

So she's announcing "Yeah, I'll do the minimum required of me, but gee, if you wanted me to be an attack dog, you should have made me Veep, and if you wanted my full support of the Democratic nominee, you should have made me the Democratic nominee."

This could be a bit of lowering expectations, so that the Obama cultists don't freak on her if she fails to offer Obama the laurel wreath three times.

On the other hand, she could just be really pissed off.

And really awesome.

Old View of Hillary: Bitchy, Grasping, and Self-Obsessed

New View of Hillary: Delightfully Bitchy, Grasping, and Self-Obsessed

There is no "I" in team.

But her name is Hillary!, not "team," buddy.

(Note I have given her back her exclamation point out of Strange New Respect.)

20 Ways Obama is Snubbing Hillary: Obama could stand to get over himself a bit, too.

Hillary Rambo-Clinton

Slublog on that, of course..

So many pantsuits, so little time...


Go with the teal, Hillary. Teal says "I'm stabbing you in the back, yes, but I'm conflicted about it."

Thanks to TLC.

Update: Drew tells me that the Obama camp has leaked to MSNBC (quelle surprise, which is "what a surprise" in some foreign language ("Gay," I think, from what I can gather from its internet usage)), and they say the speech will be the Greatest Thing Imaginable for Obama.

Way to lower expectations, guys.

So I guess I have to reduce my enthusiasm.

It's possible the aide leaked that threat to Carl Cameron as a shot across the bow over the roll call. And, of course: Money. Hillary wants that money. It's her money; her campaign needs to repay personal loans she granted to it.

"Historic Snub"? The LAT reported on a speech to her supporters today -- a "preview," it's imagined, of Hillary's speech tonight -- and it failed to mention Obama or urge support of him specifically.

She only urged general support for "our nominees."

Okay, now I'm all excited again.

Then again, the speech was made before some women's group, so maybe they woudn't have been a receptive audience for Hillary's appeal to support the young inexperienced guy over the older experienced woman.

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