Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Exposed! Obama's Kindergarten Secret!

Is it sexist to say Hillary Clinton is getting shrill? If you think piercing screams only come from women, remember Howard Dean in 2004. But that was after the vote in Iowa. Clinton's tone there now is rising in pitch as her poll numbers go down.

What's disturbing about the decision to attack Obama is not that Clinton is doing it but doing it so lamely. "I have been, for months, on the receiving end of rather consistent attacks," she announced stiffly. "Well, now the fun part starts. We're into the last month, and we're going to start drawing the contrasts."

Obama took the opening: "This presidential campaign isn't about attacking people for fun, it's about solving people's problems, like ending this war and creating a universal health care system. Washington insiders might think throwing mud is fun, but the American people are looking for leadership that can unite this country around a common purpose."

The official "Hillary for President" web site went after Obama for saying, "I have not been planning to run for President for however number of years some of the other candidates have been planning for."

This heinous untruth is exposed by quoting Obama's law school classmates, brother-in-law, third-grade teacher and, most damning of all, his kindergarten teacher, who discloses he wrote an essay, "I Want to Become President," proving that he was an ambitious tyke even back then.

As this pathetic attack is released on the official Clinton site, over at the gloves-off "Hillary Is 44" location, which has been vilifying Obama for months, the leadoff fusillade accuses him of "lying" seven times in the first ten lines.

On his blog, Robert Reich, who was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet, asks, "Why Is HRC Stooping So Low?" while refuting a "series of slurs" against Obama over Social Security and health care

Why indeed and, if the former First Lady feels she must stoop to conquer, why isn't she doing a better job of it?

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