Obama to reduce Iraq strength to 3,000, lose election…
…and set up the bank shot in 2016 for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, apparently: The Obama administration has decided to drop the number of U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of the year down to 3,000, marking a major downgrade in force strength, multiple sources familiar with the inner workings and decisions on U.S. troop movements in Iraq told Fox News. [snip] This | Read More »
Confirmed: US to sue Arizona over SB1070.
Via Hot Air, este reportaje que el gobierno de los Estados Unidos va a llevar a las cortes el estado de Arizona sobre la Ley SB1070 de imigrantes ilegales. Aparentemente la Casa Blanca decidió primero divulgar esta noticia a los ecuatorianos, como parte de la visita de la Secretaria de Estado Hillary Clinton a Ecuador; por lo tanto es adecuado reportarlo en español. Depués de | Read More »
That ’1984′ Obama ad was anti-CLINTON, right?
…because let me add my voice to that of Instapundit’s, Riehl World View’s, and Reason’s: this ad from 2008 is fraught with irony in 2010. Fraught. “Hey! Let’s take the image of someone talking about having a dialogue with the country and calling for the support of the populace AND SMASH HER IN THE FACE WITH A HAMMER! Because that would be different.” Moe Lane | Read More »
Clinton in 2016?
That’s what the Telegraph thinks, at least. Hard to say whether the British paper’s distance from the situation help or hurts its judgment, but they’ve found an interesting poll: A recent poll by the Clarus Research Group found that Hillary Clinton had a 75 per cent approval rating compared to 51 per cent for the man who defeated her in their epic battle for the | Read More »
SecState Clinton has 3 million in war chest.
Fascinating. WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton says running for office isn’t on her “radar,” but she still has an eight-person political team and sports two overflowing campaign war chests. Her team transformed the former Democratic White House contender’s massive campaign debts into a $3 million mountain of political cash, according to federal fund-raising records through the end of June. [snip] By comparison, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who | Read More »
Clearly, SecState Clinton is going to challenge Schumer in 2010.
It’ll clearly happen after a dramatic breaking with the administration this fall over foreign policy. Clearly. Bill Clinton to raise money for NY Dem challenger WASHINGTON – In a slap at President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for a New York congresswoman challenging White House-backed Sen. Kristen Gillibrand in the state’s Democratic primary. Clinton has not endorsed in the race, | Read More »
“Hillary Clinton to bring four years of war as Secretary of State”
I somehow suspect that Pravda didn’t really want me to get the reaction that I did from reading this: Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State will not change anything. The color of the skin does not change the essence of aggressive politics. She definitely enjoys great respect in the United States as a woman who returned to big politics after the infamous scandal | Read More »
Rival Team Watch: State Department… um, Department.
Well, I think that the question of whether Senator Clinton’s appointment to SecState was an attempt to neutralize her has been pretty much settled at this point: Clinton looks to loyalists for State Dept. staff WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loyalists and veterans of her | Read More »
When they came for the Greg Craigs, I said nothing, because I was too busy laughing like a loon.
…I’m guessing that that was probably contraindicated. She’s starting in with Obama’s own inner circle, and I fully expect her to steadily work her way outward: Before Hillary Clinton has been formally offered the job as Secretary of State, a purge of Barack Obama’s top foreign policy team has begun. The advisers who helped trash the former First Lady’s foreign policy credentials on the campaign | Read More »
UK Telegraph: “Barack Obama’s aides believe he has made a mistake in hiring Hillary Clinton “
And thanks for letting us know that there are those among you who are willing to badmouth your boss for the papers: But a little after lunch on Wednesday two Obama aides went to a local coffee shop to talk. Both were veterans of the campaign, hailed as the best organised and most disciplined in US history, which has made their boss the first black | Read More »
Clinton Ascending: Obama supporters surprised, confused.
I am almost moved to pity. Almost. Via Hot Air Headlines, the first faint hints of objective reality harshing the mellow of our next President’s Totally Biggest Number One Fans supporters: Cabinet post for Clinton roils Obamaland Barack Obama’s serious flirtation with his one-time rival, Hillary Clinton, over the post of secretary of State has been welcomed by everyone from Henry Kissinger to Bill Clinton | Read More »
Very perceptive of you, Senator Clinton. Up to minute 3, at least.
I forgot about that little bit of moral equivalence on his part, not to mention mendacious garbage. Anyway, via Constant Reader $pecialist: Quite right, Senator Clinton: we will, thanks. Although you have to wonder why the Obama campaign’s been so singularly surprised, given that they had ample warning…
Senator Clinton to withdraw from the Ahmadinejad protest. Over Palin.
When I heard that the protest of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s latest visit to the United Nations would be graced with the presence of both Senator Clinton and Governor Palin, I was pleased. It’s a nice thought that the two parties could agree on one thing, at least: that it’s important to remind the UN that just because they like having would-be genocidal maniacs wandering | Read More »
Rapid response on “Swinegate”. [UPDATED}
[UPDATE: Ed Morrissey of Hot Air weighs in, and he's leaning more towards the sexist interpretation. I dunno. Chowderhead really works for me.] Glenn Reynolds is impressed with the turnaround time on this: …but he wonders if it was actually worth an ad. It’s the laughter that’s the problem for Obama. If nobody had laughed, he’d be in a better position to say that people | Read More »
Dealing with Palin: Obama Intimidated, Clinton Calling it in.
Via Jen Rubin we get this highly amusing story: Team Clinton Says Obama Intimidated By Palin Factor … Reporters tried to get Mrs. Clinton to talk about John McCain’s running mate at a tiny press conference after the event, but she refused even to mention Mrs. Palin’s name, saying only, “I am campaigning for Senator Obama and advocating on behalf of the Democratic Party and | Read More »
Some observations about the VP picks.
Let us examine several data points, which I freely admit are merely put out there to mess with various heads. There’s no valid reason to take any of these seriously. No, really. Not at all. I’m just doing it to be cruel. Anyway: First. Senator Barack Obama never had any intention of picking Senator Clinton for his running mate; no vetting process ever took place. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton’s pro-forma denunciation of John McCain’s ad.
We finally got a response from Hillary’s people to this McCain ad: …and it’s certainly, um, well, a statement. The following is a statement released today by Hillary Clinton’s Spokeswoman Kathleen Strand in response to the McCain campaign’s new ad “Passed Over.” “Hillary Clinton’s support of Barack Obama is clear. She has said repeatedly that Barack Obama and she share a commitment to changing the | Read More »
Democratic Establishment to Clinton voters: We made your choice for you. Now abide with it.
It takes real skill to write a letter this dumb, but – thank God! – we’re talking about the Democratic Party here, so they had somebody on retainer to do it. Via Gateway Pundit and Talking Points Memo: Dear Democratic Friends: 2008 is a Democratic year-at all levels in all the states. The opportunity is ours. We just have to seize it. We experienced an | Read More »
Video from Obama’s Unity Gaffe.
Via AoSHQ, via Ed Morrissey, watch this video from the gaffe I mentioned earlier. Remember, this is for a event *specifically *designed for Unity: Contra Ed, I’ll call the MSNBC coverage a wash: fawning introduction, yes, but they were also kind of mean in their commentary while watching the clip in question. Not that I blame them for not resisting temptation: that was such a | Read More »