Flimsy Sanity: Why Edwards Looks Better Every Day

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, January 18, 2008

Why Edwards Looks Better Every Day

Hillary Clinton's Sleaze Parade
New questionable actions emerge daily. You’re probably familiar with many. But it’s the broader pattern that disturbs me-how much the Clinton campaign seems to nurture questionable actions from her operatives, supporters, and surrogates. And how the campaign’s actions go beyond drawing legitimate political lines to an all-too-Rovian instinct to do whatever’s deemed necessary to take down those blocking Clinton’s potential victory. Here’s a representative list of actions that, taken together, offer a troubling portent for her candidacy and presidency.

Start with the hiring of chief campaign strategist, Mark Penn. He’s CEO of a PR firm, Burson-Marsteller, that prepped the Blackwater CEO for his recent congressional testimony, is advising the giant industrial laundry corporation Cintas in fighting unionization, and whose website proudly heralded their union-busting expertise until it became a potential Clinton liability and they removed that section. B-M has historically represented everyone from the Argentine military junta and Philip Morris to Union Carbide after the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

Then there are Clinton’s campaign donors. Any major candidate has some dubious supporters, but Clinton’s gotten money from particularly noxious sources. Start with her donation from Rupert Murdoch, who’s given to no other Democrat.


  • At 5:33 PM, Anonymous CV Rick said…

    You're absolutely right . . . the people she surrounds herself with now are indicative of those she'd surround herself with as president . . and they're anything to win, no scruples, morally absent opportunists. Sometimes you're known by the company you keep. Ask Romney about that . . . he's learning for himself.

  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger ryk said…

    The Clintons have been swimming with the sharks for so long they don't even see the little fish any more.

  • At 9:47 AM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    I'm sure the big Republicans like Murdoch will be more than happy when Hillary takes the oath of office. They are fully aware the squeeze they've put on ordinary Americans over the last eight years will not allow another Republican president this time around, unless they can really swing the vote-rigging in a way that won't arouse too many suspicions, and that seems unlikely.Hillary is a part of the Establishment. She'll do fine - for them.

  • At 4:30 AM, Blogger Flimsy Sanity said…

    RJ: I still say the reason the
    Repubs want Hillary to win the primary is so that even the poorest candidate in their stable would win the general election and they wouldn't even need to diebold the voting.


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