Saturday, November 17, 2007

What Does The Hillary Camp Know About Obama?

(image via bet)

Barack Obama has already admitted that early on in his life he tried cocaine (big fucking deal; did anyone growing up in the 1970s with potential not sniff the Bolivian marching powder?). Are we so prudish and Puritanical a nation -- still -- that drug use decades ago in the 1970s is a disqualifying factor for public office. Still, rumors are flying that the Hillary camp -- which should know better than to throw stones at glass houses -- is essentially inviting reporters to sniff around. Hillary Clinton is officially a disgusting politics-as-usual campaigner, as far as The Corsair is concerned. All it took was slipping poll numbers for Camp Hillary to reveal that a real strategic filthiness underlies Dynastic politics. From our favorite Dickensian villain, Robert Novack:

"AGENTS of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information about her principal opponent for the party's presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, but has decided not to use it. The nature of the alleged scandal was not disclosed.

"This word-of-mouth among Democrats makes Obama look vulnerable and Clinton look prudent. It comes during a dip for the front-running Clinton after she refused to take a stand on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's now discarded plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens.

"Experienced Democratic political operatives believe Clinton wants to avoid a repetition of 2004, when attacks on each other by presidential candidates Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt were mutually destructive and facilitated John Kerry's nomination."

Sure, the Senator wants to avoid it, but not so much that she wouldn't have her minions leak this shit out on a weekend so that all the talking head shows can speculate. Nice.

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