Clinton Promises Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton; And Now Bush And Clinton

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Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Clinton [Greg Wasserstrom, Wonkette]: "Seems that at least one president of the United States I can think of
is going to have an awkward Christmas dinner with his parents. Out on
the stump for Hillary, Bill Clinton said yesterday that he and George
Bush Sr. will go around the world cleaning up Junior’s mess as soon as
Hillary becomes president. Poppa Bush has been silent on the issue, so
we have to assume that he said he’d do it. Only the RNC issued
a statement saying something along the lines of, 'Get serious. There’s
going to be a Republican president in 2009 who will continue to fuck up
the world.'"

Eyes On the Surprise [David Yepsen, Des Moines Register]: "Proof of Edwards' uptick and Obama's jitters about him came Monday in
Spencer, when Obama told a crowd: 'Senator Edwards, who is a good guy,
he's been talking a lot about "I'm going to fight the lobbyists and the
special interests in Washington." Well, the question you have to ask
is: Were you fighting for (citizens) when you were in the Senate?' (Edwards
has changed his position on several issues since leaving the Senate,
and his rhetoric has become a lot more populist than his voting record
was, especially on the Iraq war. Obama, who likes to fashion himself as
Mr. Positive, wouldn't be attacking him like that if Edwards was road
kill.)"

Big Business for Small Business for Rudy [Steve Forbes, Pajamas Media]: "To our nation’s small business owners, 'economic freedom' means the
freedom to invest more of their hard-earned money back into their
businesses rather than turning it over to the government to pay
burdensome taxes. It means the freedom from excessive regulation that
stifles ingenuity and opportunity. And it means the recognition by
those constructing our economic policies that the business owner – not
the government regulator – best understands the actions that will give
that business the greatest possible chance of success."

Independents' Day [Ed Kilgore, The Democratic Strategist]: "[A]re swing voters really 'vanishing?' ...the differences between Democratic and Republican candidates are a lot
sharper than in 2000, meaning that John McCain and Barack Obama aren't
in direct competition for undeclared voters, as McCain and Bill Bradley
appeared to be in 2000. Moreover, the Democratic contest is the real
indie-magnet this year. For that very reason, McCain's own staffers
admit that the universe of undeclared voters they are trying to attract
is smaller than in 2000."

1992 Clinton Can Out-Bench the 2008 Field Combined [Ed Morissey, Captain's Quarters]: "[Ron] Fournier uses the Charlie Rose appearance to talk more about Bill
Clinton's past than Obama's present. He even provides a rather cheap
shot by claiming that Clinton spoke about Obama condescendingly, as 'a
boss condescends to a scrappy new intern.' Gee, that phrase certainly
has no baggage when used in conjunction with Bill Clinton, does it? And
what did Bill say that set off Fournier? He called Obama an 'enormous
talent' -- somewhat gracious for his wife's political opponent."

 

--Dayo Olopade 

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