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February 23, 2008
I signed an agreement not to campaign in Michigan and Florida. Now, the DNC made the determination that they would not seat the delegates, but I was not party to that.Doesn't that sound a lot like the way she defends her vote for the Iraq War?:
I was told directly by the White House in response to my question, 'If you are given this authority, will you put the inspectors in and permit them to finish their job,' I was told that's exactly what we intended to do.So, a vote to authorize the use of force isn't a vote for war and agreeing to abide by party rules isn't an agreement not to challenge them.
And doesn't this all sound like this classic line?:
It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is.
January 13, 2008
And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood – and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book – when they have been involved.Notice the reference to Obama's acknowledged drug use as a young man. Which of course Johnson quickly denied is what he meant:
My comments today were referring to Barack Obama’s time spent as a community organizer, and nothing else. Any other suggestion is simply irresponsible and incorrect.They have no shame.
January 08, 2008
January 04, 2008
Clinton and her aides downplayed the significance of her Iowa loss, and she said the New Hampshire primary Hampshire primary is a more meaningful contest.
'This is a new day, this is a new state, this is a primary election,' she said, turning to sharp criticisms of the Iowa process. 'You're not disenfranchised if you work at night. You're not disenfranchised if you're not in the state.'
If she's being truthful (which is always in doubt), then shouldn't she have know about the way the Iowa caucus process "disenfranchises" groups of voters from the start? Why did she participate at all? Why didn't she lead a protest to bring some change to the system - isn't that what she claims she's so good at? Don't the Democrats believe that "every vote counts, and every vote should be counted"?
January 02, 2008
January 01, 2008
the convicted who receive the death penalty, apparently. That seems to be the implication of Mike Huckabee's attack ad against Mitt Romney that, among other "facts," points out that Romney presided over zero executions as Massachusetts governor. Nevermind that Massachusetts does not have the death penalty. So when Huckabbee lumps "no executions" with "left office with a deficit" and "supported gun control," his criticism begs a question about how he reconciles his own record of 16 executions his espoused belief in the sanctity of life - which he recited on this past Sunday's Meet the Press:
It's not a faith belief. It's deeper than that. It's a human belief. It goes to the heart of who we are as a civilization. If I believe that your intrinsic worth is not changed by your ancestry, your last name, by your IQ, by your abilities or disabilities, if I value your life and respect it with dignity and worth because it is human, then that's what draws me to the inescapable conclusion that I should be for the sanctity of every and each human life.
I don't know why Tim Russert didn't challenge him about this apparent contradiction. Maybe another journalist will follow-up, but I'm not holding my breath.