Behold – the great left wing conspiracy to overthrow the Clintons begins to unfold.
John Kerry on the Clintons: “Well, I think you had an abuse of the truth, is what happened. I mean, being an ex-president does not give you license to abuse the truth, and I think that over the last days it's been over the top. Things have been said about Barack Obama's positions that are just plain untrue. It was said in Nevada, it's been said about Social Security, it's been said about Yucca Mountain, and it's been said in South Carolina. I think it's very unfortunate, but I think the voters can see through that. When somebody's coming on strong and they are growing, people get a little frantic, and I think people have seen this sort of franticness in the air, if you will. My sense is, Barack Obama offers a better opportunity to pull America together than any other candidate in the race.”
The New York Times catches Ex-President Bill Clinton in a revealing Freudian slip. Rising to the defense of Hillary, ex-President Bill Clinton inadvertently takes on a Nixonian coloration: “Bill Clinton just staged a passionate defense of his wife here, after a voter asked how Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton could unite this country when it is so split, politically and racially, and when she is such a polarizing figure. The question unleashed an attack against the Republicans and an unusual assertion that Mr. Clinton had somehow escaped those attacks (has he forgotten so quickly?); he said he understood the right-wing bullies because he grew up with them. And he said that when they ‘didn’t have me to kick around anymore,’ they went after his wife.”
The Washington Post discloses that Sen. Edward Kennedy is preparing to hoist a petard against the Clintons: “Kennedy's decision came after weeks of his rising frustration with the Clintons over campaign tactics, particularly comments by the couple and their surrogates in South Carolina that seemed to carry racial overtones. Kennedy expressed his frustrations directly to the former president, but to no avail. He came to his endorsement decision over the past week, after speaking to numerous family members, especially younger ones, and gave Obama the word on Thursday, people familiar with the endorsement said.”
Politico reports that Patrick the executioner has mounted the scaffold: “Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), youngest of three children of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), will join his father and his cousin, Caroline Kennedy, in endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at American University at lunchtime today, sources said.”
Also Monday, Obama picked up the endorsement of author Toni Morrison, who once labeled Bill Clinton as the "first black president." Morrison said she has has admired Obama rival Hillary Rodham Clinton for years because of her knowledge and mastery of politics, but cited Obama's "creative imagination which coupled with brilliance equals wisdom."
And just when it has become darkest before the storm, left wing radio talk show host Colin McEnroe pulls down the blinds: “I know she [Hillary] needs black faces and white faces together in perfect harmony (and this is not all that easy to do in Jim Crow Greater Hartford). It's also quite possible that, with the performing arts school right there on the grounds, Diane Mower can whip up some nice little jazz vocal piece for the kids that will make great audio and video. But how do you solve a problem like Eddie [Perez, whom McEnroe expects to be indicted by a grand jury]? Maybe Blumenthal and Wyman -- who did endorse him -- can persuade him to lie low. But I doubt it.”