On the same day that Clinton came out with the controversial statement at a press conference in Greensburg, PA (yes, the same one where she made her sniper comments), “He [Obama's pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright] would not have been my pastor. You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.”
Now, I’ll agree with that statement – if my pastor ever said any of the wacky things that Wright has said, I’d have kicked him off my campaign and left the church immediately, but that’s just me.
So the same day, a “Democratic Party official” spoke with ABC News (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/dnc-official-cl.html) and told them that she would have to “break his [Obama's] back” and slaughter him in order to win the nomination. “Her securing the nomination is certainly possible – but it will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding option.’ Is that really what we Democrats want?” the official said.
The “Tonya Harding option” refers to Tonya Harding when she had somebody bash Nancy Kerrigan’s knee so that she couldn’t participate in the Olympic skating contest. Kerrigan eventually recovered, but neither won the gold.
Here’s what ABC had to say: “It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn’t get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold. (In this metaphor, presumably, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would be Oksana Baiul. Does that make former President Bill Clinton Jeff Gillooly?)”
So that got me thinking – I should photoshop this:
Now that I’m done scarring you for life … let me sum up to say that if the Democrats keep up the infighting, McCain’s victory will be assured.
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