Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hell's Grannies for Hillary

The war for the Democratic nomination replayed a scene out of Monty Python yesterday with women of a certain age venting their rage at the decision to allocate delegates in a way that leaves Hillary Clinton short of the votes she needs.

“Mrs. Clinton has instructed me to reserve her rights to take this to the credentials committee,” Harold Ickes threatened, and his words drew cheers from Clinton supporters yelling “Denver! Denver! Denver!” to urge fighting on to the convention in late August.

AP reports, "Proponents of full seating continuously interrupted the committee members as they explained their support of the compromise, then supporters of the deal shouted back.

"'Shut up!' one woman shouted at another.

"You shut up!' the second woman shouted back."

With all that's at stake this year, the last thing Democrats need is a rerun of the Hell's Grannies skit to counter the Republicans' Upperclass Twit of the Year. Can't they just settle on John McCain as the Dead Parrot?

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