THE PLANK DECEMBER 13, 2006
Following up on (the dashing and debonair) Isaac's post, there's another tactic conservatives will likely use to combat Obamamania. They'll launch a savage and despicable whispering campaign against the guy (Barack Hussein Obama, etc.) and then blame it all on Hillary. It's a strategy Tony Blankley more or less spelled out in a recent Washington Times column:
If Hillary Milhous Clinton begins to believe that Barack Obama is a threat to her inheritance of the White House, it will not be long before his own mother will not recognize the public image that Hillary's operatives will have drawn of him. He could ask Paula Jones (and all the other innocent women "her husband" attempted to seduce and abandon) or Ken Starr (one of the nation's most admired jurists before he was assigned to investigate "her husband").
Or consider my old boss Newt Gingrich--Bill Clinton's primary political opponent in the 1990s. Mr. Clinton's IRS very publicly opened an investigation of Newt for tax fraud. They kept it open for years, and then, a few weeks after he retired, the IRS quietly announced the investigation was complete and he was innocent. But not before Democrats spent years using that phony investigation as a basis for calling Newt a tax cheat. That's the way the Clintons play the game. They call it the policy of personal
destruction. For Mr. Obama's sake, I hope he is ready for the game he is so anxious to get into.
Gotta love that "For Mr. Obama's sake" flourish at the end. Nothing like feigned concern.