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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Using the “Tonya Harding Option”?

March 27, 2008

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 ( 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:

Clinton as HardingObama as KerriganMcCain as BaiulClinton as Gillooly

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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Clinton “Sleep Deprived” When She Misspoke; What About the 3:00 A.M. Phone Call?

March 26, 2008

Alright, so last week Hillary Clinton was in Washington, D.C. and was discussing her trip to Bosnia in 1996.  She said the following concerning her landing at Tuzla airport: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

CBS later released footage that showed that there was no sniper fire and that the plane landed routinely.

Clinton then said at a press conference in Greensburg, PA, “So I made a mistake.  That happens. It shows I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.”

 OK, that’s fine – plenty of people misspeak (including myself), but then she said this: “I was sleep-deprived, and I misspoke.”

And then the trouble started.  Do you remember that ad about the red phone ringing at 3:00 A.M.?  If not, see the video below:

HEHE – I just found this regarding that ad – I find this one quite amusing:

OK – back on track.  Now, personally, I could care less if she was sleep deprived – I get 5 hours of sleep a night – I understand not sleeping.  I don’t think the misspeaking was a big deal, but a lot of people are making fun of her about the 3:00 A.M. phone call ad and the fact that she misspeaks when sleep deprived.

On MSNBC’s website, Brian Hussein makes a comment saying, “She was ‘sleep-deprived’ and ‘misspoke’?  Would she be sleep-deprived and “misspeak” when the phone rings at 3 AM?  Perhaps she’d confuse the housing crisis with sniper fire and order a carpet bombing of Wall Street? <– insert sarcasm here,” and Sue from Bloomington, IN says, “She was sleep-deprived?  I hope she’ll be wide awake enough to answer that 3 a.m. phone call without misspeaking.  ‘you know, they told me there were snipers, you know and I just, you know, told them to take military action, you know….or was that Iraq?'”

So, this could become quite an embarrasment to her campaign, along with the revelation that the girl in the ad, Casey Knowles, is actually an Obama supporter.

All this infighting and McCain might not even have to campaign!

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