Friday, February 8, 2008

Noonan Nails It

Today Peggy Noonan, writing in the Wall Street journal asked a very interesting question about the Clinton Crime Family; can they survive defeat and still retain a modicum of dignity? In the course of her column she used an analogy that was incredibly apt:

" One part of the Clinton mystique maintains: Deep down journalists think she's a political Rasputin who will not be dispatched. Prince Yusupov served him cupcakes laced with cyanide, emptied a revolver, clubbed him, tied him up and threw him in a frozen river. When he floated to the surface they found he'd tried to claw his way from under the ice. That is how reporters see Hillary."

Noonan apologizes for the analogy in the next line but she shouldnt have. A more fitting comparison doesnt exist, especially when you consider the corrupting effect that each of these paragons have had on the political systems that they used to gain power. But now, after all this time, it has become more than thinkable to imagine the end of the Clinton's as a factor in American politics. Now the only question is, will we survive the Obama Landslide?

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