Friday, June 06, 2008

No Hill, No Bill.... No Way!

This from George F. Will from today's "For Obama, a Ticket Test" (Washington Post):

"Which brings us to the sorry idea that Barack Obama should choose to have Hillary Clinton down the hall in the West Wing, nursing her disappointments, her grievances and her future presidential ambitions while her excitable husband wanders in the wings of America's political theater with his increasingly Vesuvian temper....

"Clinton, having risen politically in her husband's orbit, is a moon shining with reflected light. Were Obama to hitch himself to her, he would reduce himself to a reflection of a reflection."

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This from former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezinski on MSNBC's Morning Joe on the inadvisability of Obama naming Hillary as VP. He pointed out that with the Clintons living across the street from the White House they would be.... "a government in exile, and a government in waiting."

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And, this from Eugene's Robinson's "What He Overcame" (Washington Post):

"A young, black, first-term senator -- a man whose father was from Kenya, whose mother was from Kansas and whose name sounds as if it might have come from the roster of Guantanamo detainees -- has won a marathon of primaries and caucuses to become the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. To reach this point, he had to do more than outduel the party's most powerful and resourceful political machine. He also had to defy, and ultimately defeat, 389 years of history."

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