THE SPINE DECEMBER 3, 2007
If I were Hillary I wouldn't be in such a rush to tar Barack Obama with relentless assaults on his honor. First of all, it is an index of how desperate she and her camp have become. Especially in Iowa. But if Iowa goes wrong it may go wrong for them everywhere. Moreover, the peccadillo on which the Clintonites have riveted is so insignificant and so arcane that she seems like she obsesses. Does it really matter that Obama gave money from one of his political committees to a range of Democratic congressional candidates? If Hillary is fixing on this, Obama can be certified as a person of high campaign character. And, after all, any focus by her and her hubby on Obama's character inevitably focuses on theirs. This is not a favorable transaction, My God, have we ever seen in Democratic politics a less wholesome pair?And while we're looking at contributions, why don't the Clintons reveal who has given cash for the Clinton Library. Who during his presidency? And in the aftermath? Also, by the way, which governments? This would really tell us a lot about to whom the Clintons are indebted. Why are they keeping this a secret?TNR had a lede on this a while back. The matter is still urgent, more urgent actually since Hillary is playing the saint.