I’ve finally gotten my hands on a copy of Game Change, in which John Heliemann and Mark Halperin report:
[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
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Could you even imagine if a Republican would have said anything like this?
Trent Lott’s 2002 comment about can’t touch this.
Of course, this is not the first time that Bill Clinton was accused of a racist attack against Barack Obama. In the 2008 primary Bubba called Obama’s historic campaign a fairytale which outraged the Obama supporters.
So will the state-run media be able to bury this by Monday?