[Y]ou know, no matter what happens in this contest -- and I am honored, I am honored to be here with Barack Obama. I am absolutely honored. (APPLAUSE) Whatever happens, we're going to be fine. You know, we have strong support from our families and our friends. I just hope that we'll be able to say the same thing about the American people, and that's what this election should be about.
It's almost as if she hasn't been doing her best, behind the scenes, to amplify smears about Obama's campaign being a Mansonlike cult; corner both the data on and the loyalty of big Democratic donors; spread -- then deny spreading -- claims of plagiarism. Is it only a dream that she's started a new website to justify allowing party insiders to hand her the nomination even if the voters choose Obama, or that --after originally agreeing that Florida and Michigan's delegations shouldn't be seated -- she's now threatening to sue if they're not.
UPDATE, 9:48 PM: From the "you can't make this stuff up" department: Clinton -- the woman who accuses Obama of plagiarism -- plagiarized the above lines from John Edwards, who said them at an earlier debate! Hat-tip to Anonymous in the comments -- thank you! 'NUTHER UPDATE, Feb. 22, 12:31 a.m. Pacific: Yikes -- turns out Clinton committed multiple plagiarisms in the debate, not just the one!
Here's where the humor comes in: on top of all these incidents of her (a) hypocrisy and (b) efforts to unfairly and undemocratically influence the outcome of the primary election, I stumbled across this ironic gem on HRC's website, under the title "Strengthening Our Democracy":
Fair and honest elections are the bedrock of a successful democracy. Yet we have seen abuses in national elections since 2000 that have undermined our democracy and Americans' faith in our electoral system.
Hillary is a leading champion of election reform. She has introduced the Count Every Vote Act to avoid repeating the problems of the past and ensure the integrity of our elections. Her bill: ...
- Makes sure that impartial officials administer our elections.
- Allows the attorney general to bring suit against anyone using deceptive practices ....
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