Wednesday, August 22, 2007


The usual rightwing suspects have been, in their Cartmanesque way, trying to start a fight between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama based upon a quote that was deliberately mined from a speech Mrs. Obama gave several days ago. I had to search to find a copy of the full quote, because all of the conventional media only quoted misleading little nuggets of five or six words from the actual text.

So, here's the three full sentences before the sentence that has been so carefully mined that it wouldn't be safe to send a search party into, and the immediately subsequent sentence which is the source soundbite nuggets of this manufactured controversy. My own conclusion about whether this was aimed at Hillary Clinton or not follows.

"That one of the most important things that we need to know about the next President of the United States is, is he somebody that shares our values? Is he somebody that respects family? Is he a good and decent person? So our view was that, if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House."

Are these people that stupid? Hillary Clinton is not a "he."


Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

"Are these people that stupid? "

That's a rhetorical question, right?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Milo Johnson said...

"That's a rhetorical question, right?"

That's a rhetorical question, right?

5:09 PM  

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