Kinder, gentler Hillary trades explicit dirty tricks for hints of dirty tricks to come

posted at 4:35 pm on December 14, 2007 by Allahpundit

Down in New Hampshire, down nine in Iowa, knowing that the only thing that stands between her and total ignominious destruction is Silky staying in the race to pull from Obama, Her Majesty demonstrates her new commitment to clean campaigning: Merely suggesting how much dirt she’s compiled on the Messiah rather than actually tossing it out there and letting the media scrum. Suddenly that Bob Novak column from a few weeks ago seems prescient.

Remember the end of King Kong, where the planes are attacking as they should and must — and through it all, you can’t help pitying the great beast laid low by his own hubris?

Yeah, this is nothing like that.

Hillary just held an extraordinary press conference here after taping an interview with Iowa public television in which she introduced a provocative new theme to her candidacy: “[T]here are no surprises.” I didn’t catch the taping itself, only the presser, but Ben Smith has the money quote:

“I’ve been tested, I’ve been vetted,” she said. “There are no surprises. There’s not going to be anybody saying, ‘I didn’t think of that, my goodness, what’s that going to mean?’”

“I’m a known quantity,” she added at the press conference, at which she recieved the endorsement of Iowa Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell. “We need to nominate a candidate who can win.” This threw the media into a low-grade frenzy. Hillary smiled with the patience of a grandmother stuck babysitting bratty kids as reporters barraged her with breathless questions about whether Obama’s drug history is the sort of surprise she’s talking about and whether she thinks general-election voters might punish him for it.

But Hillary wasn’t biting. “I am only talking about myself,” she insisted, looking unusually resplendent in a dark suit with a red blouse and multicolored necklace. Nor would she bite when asked by MSNBC’s David Shuster whether she would flatly declare that “a candidate’s indescretions as a teenager should not be an issue for voters.” After what I sensed was a moment of uncertainty she concluded, “It’s certainly not an issue in my campaign.”

Thus is the sincerity of yesterday’s apology laid bare. Kudos, though, to whichever reporter asked her if she ever did drugs in college. Exit question one: Anyone really believe there are “no surprises” left to discover in Hillary’s past? And exit question two: Can it be true? Could western voters really dislike Our Hillary?


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Translation – She’s got a bombshell she’s saving for the Monday before the caucus. Submit now or get flattened.

Number 2 on December 14, 2007 at 4:46 PM

My own exit question: Who do we hope to face in the general: Hillary or Obama?

Which would be easier to take down?

amerpundit on December 14, 2007 at 4:47 PM

The bonechilling cackles, the attempts at ridicule, Hillary is desperate and unhinged and every Democratic shark in the water can smell it. Hillary is toast. We need somebody who can beat Obama.

BKennedy on December 14, 2007 at 4:50 PM

My own exit question: Who do we hope to face in the general: Hillary or Obama?

Which would be easier to take down?

amerpundit on December 14, 2007 at 4:47 PM

Easy – Hillary. People want to vote for Obama. People vote for Hillary out of fear and obligation.

Number 2 on December 14, 2007 at 4:50 PM

Hillary is still probably going to be the nominee. We just need something to talk about in the meantime.

Vizzini on December 14, 2007 at 4:51 PM

looking unusually resplendent in a dark suit with a red blouse

WTF’nF?!

thomashton on December 14, 2007 at 4:53 PM

Remember the end of King Kong, where the planes are attacking as they should and must — and through it all, you can’t help pitying the great beast laid low by his own hubris?

Yeah, this is nothing like that.

LMAO

The Clinton’s really are POLITICIANS aren’t they?
Just for clarification thats not meant in a nice way.

Speakup on December 14, 2007 at 4:55 PM

Hillary’s real bombshell for Obama:

Better not get into any small single engine planes, it might have a little trouble landing. Just ask a few of my ex-business partner’s widows. Wink, wink.

revolution on December 14, 2007 at 4:56 PM

Kinder, Gentler Hillary=oxymoron (or maybe just moron?).

second digit on December 14, 2007 at 4:57 PM

Easy – Hillary. People want to vote for Obama. People vote for Hillary out of fear and obligation.

Number 2 on December 14, 2007 at 4:50 PM

But if the Beast loses in the primary she won’t stop backstabbing Obama, ever. Partially out of Clintonesque vindictiveness, but also to keep her chances for a come-back in 2012 open.

pedestrian on December 14, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Soooo… she came clean about Vince Foster’s death?

She admited lieing to our face about her husband’s indiscretions?

Billing records?

Whitewater?

Need I go on….

She is right in one respect… we already know shes a lieing cheating politician… no suprise there….

Romeo13 on December 14, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Hillary Kong – Who’s her “Fay Wray”?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:03 PM

Hillary Kong – Who’s her “Fay Wray”?

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:03 PM

http://www.ultrabrown.com/posts/hillarys-manservant

pedestrian on December 14, 2007 at 5:05 PM

pedestrian on December 14, 2007 at 5:05 PM

No, I meant in the sense of an object of fascination/obsession that lures her irrestistably, eventually leading to her downfall.

Not a good-looking woman that stands near her.

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM

“Tested, vetted, no surprises.” You’ve GOT to be kidding. If it wasn’t for Bill and his coattails, she’d be an unemployed second-rate attorney floundering around for a job. Her resume is as thin as a poor man’s soup and half as substantial. As for surprises, I guess she means no surprises for the moment, choosing to ignore Hsu, Whitewater, Foster, cattle futures, etc. etc, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum….

second digit on December 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM

My own exit question: Who do we hope to face in the general: Hillary or Obama?

Which would be easier to take down?

amerpundit on December 14, 2007 at 4:47 PM

We want to go up against Obama. This will become clearer in the coming weeks. The difference between Hillary and every other Democrat candidate we have ever faced will be turnout. Her poll numbers are lower then what her results on election day will be. Its a very well run campaign on the ground and the estrogen surge will prove immeasurable.

Zetterson on December 14, 2007 at 5:13 PM

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Sorry, I just jumped at the excuse to look at her picture again.

pedestrian on December 14, 2007 at 5:16 PM

The queen is dead.

lorien1973 on December 14, 2007 at 5:23 PM

choosing to ignore Hsu, Whitewater, Foster, cattle futures, etc. etc, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum….

second digit on December 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Hmmm and notice how nobody in the MSM is daring to analyze WHY Hillary has dropped so significantly over the last two weeks. If it was a Republican that this happened to the talking heads would be rehashing every scandal/speedbump (Hsu, illegal’s drivers licenses, illegal campaign contributions, socialist $5K per baby etc). Instead all the coverage immediately turns to how Obama’s rise is a testament to his excellence instead of attributing it Clinton’s gaffes. They hop effortlessly from one Dem frontrunner candidate to the other careful not to completely destroy any of them.

Compare that to how they discuss Huckabee’s rise. The narrative is that he fills some void that the other candidates cannot. The insinuate or bluntly state that Romney, Guiliani, Fred, etc are seriously flawed and that is resulting in the rise of Huck. They would never adopt this narrative in their discussions involving the Dem candidates.

Zetterson on December 14, 2007 at 5:24 PM

Here is the difference between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Although I would disagree with Barack Obama about just about every political issue, he is a guy I would enjoy watching a football game with or going out for a few beers or maybe shooting pool in the basement. Hillary Clinton is a person I would not want to hang out with under any conditions. The insane cackle, that frozen gaze, the total feeling of moral superiority and worst of all, the utter inability just to chill out for a while, are all scarier than spending a week in prison. Hillary reminds me of a combination of Nurse Rachet and the Blair Witch.
I find it impossible not to like Barack Obama. I find it impossible to think one pleasant thought about either Clinton.

Larraby on December 14, 2007 at 5:32 PM

Sorry, I just jumped at the excuse to look at her picture again.

pedestrian on December 14, 2007 at 5:16 PM

I don’t blame you.

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:32 PM

trades explicit dirty tricks for hints of dirty tricks to come

“I would gladly smear you Tuesday, for some feigned respect today.”

Frozen Tex on December 14, 2007 at 5:37 PM

Soooo… she came clean about Vince Foster’s death?
She admited lieing to our face about her husband’s indiscretions?
Billing records?
Whitewater?
Need I go on….
She is right in one respect… we already know shes a lieing cheating politician… no suprise there….
Romeo13 on December 14, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Old news, Romeo. No need to talk about that.

MoveOn now. Before someone gets hurt.

BacaDog on December 14, 2007 at 5:50 PM

Well Hillary left a trail of destruction in the wake of her husbands administration,so what’s going to change this time
around,and besides if Hillary cleans house like Pelosi,then there probably is more dirt lying around here and there!

canopfor on December 14, 2007 at 5:56 PM

My own exit question: Who do we hope to face in the general: Hillary or Obama?

Which would be easier to take down?

HITLARY!

Hands down.

drjohn on December 14, 2007 at 6:33 PM

laid low by his own hubris?

wha? twas beauty that killed the beast, not hubris. Kong climbed the Empire State building to protect the fair maiden, not because he became overbearing with pride or confidence.

DrW on December 14, 2007 at 6:38 PM

I think what Mrs. Clinton is really saying is this:

A very liberal black guy with 2 years experience in the Senate, born and raised overseas as a Muslim, who did enough toot to refer to it casually as “blow” and who has the middle name Hussein ain’t gonna win a presiential election. No how, no way. He’ll be lucky to lose as badly as the last anti war candidate McGovern did in 72.

DrW on December 14, 2007 at 6:51 PM

Kinder, gentler Hillary trades explicit dirty tricks for hints of dirty tricks to come

I’m not saying there are going to be actual pointed accusations, and it’s still somewhat of a longshot even for Democrats to stoop sooooo low, but is there somewhere I can place a wager that before the Democrats are through, the word ‘necrophilia’ is used?

For the last 6 months or so, that’s where I’ve drawn the line of the campaign turning nasty and dirty. Short of that, it’s just business.

Canadian Infidel on December 14, 2007 at 7:00 PM

<sob> I love her so much

<sob> I love her so much

</Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona>

Anyone notice Allah isn’t making “We’re doomed, Hillary’s inevitable” noises anymore? It’s like Carter in ’76, the more time people get to look at her, the more the ugly’s going to show. Yeah, I know Jimmah won, but the trendlines were not going his way. If the election had been later…

Splunge on December 14, 2007 at 10:53 PM

“known quantity”

Yeah, her ass and thighs.

LtE126 on December 15, 2007 at 8:07 AM

You know times are getting desperate when Mz Clift wags her finger at Billy Jeff.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/77968
Notice that she pinpoints Hillary’s weakness as lack of warmth and likability, rather than her lack of credibility, honesty, or leadership experience. Some things are just too painful to say out loud.

a capella on December 15, 2007 at 10:34 AM

The photo leading into this article and several other similar pics actually show Hitlery’s real disdain for anybody other than herself.

I still compare here to the Panama Canal-that her live in friend Bill sold a chunk of to China. The Panama Canal is a busy ditch, Hitlery is a dizzy ______.

MSGTAS on December 16, 2007 at 8:43 AM

Hell, use that picture Drudge has up right now. It show the real Hillary, a broken down old lady who is trying to land some power before she croaks. If she looks like that just from campaining, lord help us with her sitting at an assembly of leaders trying to stop armageddon.

I tell ya, with Bill still in the picture, she’s a bad bad choice.

johnnyU on December 17, 2007 at 8:48 AM