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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Crossing the line

Thankfully today will bring some measure of clarity in the Democratic Death March. This thing is getting totally out of hand.

Not content with the 3 a.m. phone call (and all the appropriate jokes that went with it) Hillary Clinton ran a last-minute commercial invoking images of Pearl Harbor, Hurricane Katrina and Osama bin Laden.

Maybe as a way to show her kinder, gentler, Mark Penn-less side, the ad did not mention Obama by name in asking “Who do you think has what it takes?”

Yeah, and Lyndon Johnson's Daisy ad never mentioned Barry Goldwater by name either.

Yet somehow, Obama is taken to task for responding to negative campaigning. Funny, I thought the complaint against Michael Dukakis and John Kerry was that they showed their weakness when they didn't respond to attack.

The only way Barack Obama could be quite as incendiary is by running an ad with images of Monica Lewinsky and the blue dress.

Clinton makes me think about a mixed metaphor Vietnam-era phrase in this last-minute desperation. She's now intent on destroying the village it takes to educate a child in order to save it. She should be ashamed.

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