MELTDOWN— Bubba Comes Unglued!
The Clintons moved quickly into the Second Stage of Grief today.
They may sit in this stage for a while.
The Stages of Grief Kubler-Ross identified are:
** Denial (this isn’t happening to me!)
** Anger (why is this happening to me?)
** Bargaining (I promise I’ll be a better person if…)
** Depression (I don’t care anymore)
** Acceptance (I’m ready for whatever comes)
Bill Clinton blasts the “fairy tale” of Barak Obama at
This whole tirade was a bit odd and full of the usual Clinton lies.
Bill still insists that Hillary did not know that she was voting to give President Bush authorization to go to war.
BUBBA COMES UNGLUED
ABC News has the transcript:
“One of things that Senator Obama talks about a lot is judgment,” asked a student. “And I’m curious to hear your thoughts on recent criticism of Mark Penn, who’s Hillary’s chief strategist, who’s been criticized for being somewhat out of touch with reality. For instance, he circulated a memo about Iowa saying ‘Where’s the bounce?’ And the next day there was a 12 point jump for Obama.”
Responded the former president, “he was wrong about that. Because the bounce always occurs on the second day. not the first day. It always goes on the second day, not the first day.”
Then Bubba decided to do some hootin’ and a hollerin’.
“But since you raised the judgment issue, let’s go over this again. That is the central argument for his campaign. ‘It doesn’t matter that I started running for president less a year after I got to the Senate from the Illinois State Senate. I am a great speaker and a charismatic figure and I’m the only one who had the judgment to oppose this war from the beginning. Always, always, always.'”
(Note: I’m not really certain that that’s actually Obama’s argument. I’m fairly certain there’s a tad more to it than that.)
Continued Bill: “First it is factually not true that everybody that supported that resolution supported Bush attacking Iraq before the UN inspectors were through. Chuck Hagel was one of the co-authors of that resolution. The only Republican Senator that always opposed the war. Every day from the get-go. He authored the resolution to say that Bush could go to war only if they didn’t co-operate with the inspectors and he was assured personally by Condi Rice as many of the other Senators were. So, first the case is wrong that way.”
(Note: He’s still talking about Chuck Hagel? He’s still claiming that his wife didn’t think the US was headed to war when she voted to authorize use of force against Iraq?)
Continued Bill: “Second, it is wrong that Senator Obama got to go through 15 debates trumpeting his superior judgment and how he had been against the war in every year, numerating the years, and never got asked one time, not once, ‘Well, how could you say, that when you said in 2004 you didn’t know how you would have voted on the resolution? You said in 2004 there was no difference between you and George Bush on the war and you took that speech you’re now running on off your website in 2004 and there’s no difference in your voting record and Hillary’s ever since?’ Give me a break.
“This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen… So you can talk about Mark Penn all you want. What did you think about the Obama thing calling Hillary the Senator from Punjab? Did you like that?”