KP: Hillary nuts circulating petition to place her in nomination for VP?

posted at 11:18 am on August 25, 2008 by Allahpundit

Our favorite liberal nets herself a scoop. From Bill Kristol’s lips to the PUMAs’ ears…

Enraged by reports that Sen. Clinton was not even vetted to join the Obama ticket, some of her delegates are now circulating a petition to force a floor vote on Clinton for vice president. It’s hard for these diehards to understand why Clinton, who garnered 18 million votes, was passed over for Biden, whose standing in the polls was the same as comedian Stephen Colbert’s.

The delegate who organized the move, Texas high-school teacher Aaron Paz, says the petition needs at least 300 signatures. So far he has about 500 committments from national delegates to sign and circulate the petition…

Paz & Co. recognize the uphill battle they face, but he says they have a “hospitality room, copies of the petition, clipboards, communication plans, timelines, speeches, floor rules and a strong dedication to make the party stronger with Hillary on the ticket.”

A larger barrier emerged yesterday: Clinton’s delegate coordinator asked Paz to drop the effort, saying “Sen. Clinton has personally asked that her name not be in contention.” Paz said it was clear that this was not a “wink and nod” – and if Clinton won’t accept the nomination, the effort is doomed. But Paz and his coalition are still considering moving ahead, just to make a statement.

CQ Politics already has a report of delegates at a union caucus being approached to sign. No one did, but there are dark hints about “a lot of [Hillary] people that are still hanging on.” The effort is, as KP notes, doomed because Democratic rules require the written consent of the nominee to be placed on the ballot (see subsection VII(C)(6)(a) of the convention’s procedural rules) but the point now isn’t actually getting her on the ticket so much as simply feeding the media enough evidence of party dysfunction to keep the Chaos meme humming. Qualifying her for VP will go a long way to that end. Exit question: Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the whole thrust of Her Majesty’s argument about seating Florida and Michigan that it’d be undemocratic not to count every vote and let every voice be heard? Why doesn’t that principle apply to the VP roll call too? The RNC should stitch together some of her many, many, many archival soundbites about disenfranchisement and toss a “Hillary for VP!” ad out there. Best case scenario: It gets a few extra PUMAs thinking. Worst case scenario: Even if it’s ineffective, it’s comedy gold.


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NOW this is going to be must watch TV.

grapeknutz on August 25, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Hillary got taken down by her own party.

tomas on August 25, 2008 at 11:21 AM

I’d love to see Stephen Colbert on the ticket.

http://thepajamapundit.com/

thePajamaPundit on August 25, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Woo hoo! It just keeps getting gooder and gooder.

davidk on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM

The biggest obstacle may be that their hospitality suite is at the Super 8 Moetl by the airport.

grdred944 on August 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Wow. This is gonna be awesome to watch!

p40tiger on August 25, 2008 at 11:23 AM

“We’ll see how much magic, The Magic Negro has left after I get done with him” Hillary chortled as she and her evil minions gathered together to unleash their unholy terror on the DNC convention in Denver! “When I get done with Barry, he’ll be applying for the job as McCain’s Secretary of Community Activists.” “Muwahahahahah”

sabbott on August 25, 2008 at 11:24 AM

I hope the hype of chaos comes to play. I want to see the Hillary PUMAS in action. That is the only thing worthy enough to see.

jencab on August 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM

I hope Orville Redenbacher had a record harvest.

Captain Hate on August 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Mix in copious amounts of alcohol and this could really be fun.

JammieWearingFool on August 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Man…if Hillary gets voted in as VP under Obama, he better have eyes in the back of his head.

MadisonConservative on August 25, 2008 at 11:28 AM

This will benefit McCain if it keeps the anger-fires alive long enough to propel Hillary voters into his camp come November, if not at least the convention will be a bigger circus that it would be otherwise.

Bishop on August 25, 2008 at 11:30 AM

It’s hard for these diehards to understand why Clinton, who garnered 18 million votes, was passed over for Biden, whose standing in the polls was the same as comedian Stephen Colbert’s.

Geez, KP, when you say it that way…I can’t stop LMAO. This chick got 18 million votes, slapped Obambi around from April to June like he was part of the kitchen staff, and he acts like she’s radioactive.

Democrats are a special kind of stupid.

Jaibones on August 25, 2008 at 11:35 AM

[Mission Impossible’s Jim Phelps munching on a cigar] “Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?”

DoOver on August 25, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Turning down these efforts gives Hillary her opportunity to look classy (everything is relative) and magnanimous, so Obama can suffer by comparison, once again. 2012 is only four years away.

RBMN on August 25, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Operation Chaos

Emeka on August 25, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Man…if Hillary gets voted in as VP under Obama, he better have eyes in the back of his head.

MadisonConservative on August 25, 2008 at 11:28 AM

And a private food tester, and learn to live without sleep.

Jaibones on August 25, 2008 at 11:36 AM

You go girl.

Maxx on August 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Captain Hate on August 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM

LOL!!!!!

D2Boston on August 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

They should put her name in the hat. Acclimation is for tyrants.

mojo on August 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

V.P. nothing. As far as I can tell, she is still in the running for the Presidential nomination. Wish I was in Denver, but I have to work.

Tommy_G on August 25, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Which Hillary nuts are we talking about? Hers, or the ones in the lock box?

saint kansas on August 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Can’t wait to see the claymation version of all this.

Akzed on August 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

There’s a Democrat convention? Who knew?

E9RET on August 25, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Petition to put Hillary in the running for VP… Is Rush at the convention? Operation Chaos lives.

Guest1.1 on August 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM

this hillary vp petition thing will never make it to the DNC podium or air.
all behind the scene…but still choice.

jimmer on August 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM

First of all, I think the term Hillary nuts is a bit self defeating if we would like the crossover. Second, I see from the headlines that a social conservative group is planning the same type of activity against McCain in St. Paul if his VP selection isn’t exactly to their liking, so it may be a bit early to chortle about convention chaos exacerbated by me firster types.

a capella on August 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Smithers! Release the hounds.
Eeeeeexcellent!

Sefton on August 25, 2008 at 11:44 AM

I think Hillary is already starting her, “I told you so” plan for 2012. Smile and give a token public effort to support Obama while undercutting him behind the scenes. I think she’s planning to be the choice for 2012 if McCain wins now. She just has to make sure McCain wins.

High Desert Wanderer on August 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM

If Conservatives had a version of the Noble Peace Prize, Rush Limbaugh would be accepting his award right about now.

CIC – Operation Chaos – You magnificent Bastard!

Elizabetty on August 25, 2008 at 11:49 AM

How about floating this trial balloon during the DNC Circus: McCain-Clinton ’08!

Would suck the wind out of O’s convention poll bounce, eh?

Fighting Eyeball on August 25, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Awesomely awesome.

Think_b4_speaking on August 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Why stop at vp? Go straight to the head honcho position.

Go Hill Go!!!!

poxoma on August 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Can’t wait to see the claymation version of all this.
Akzed on August 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Or better yet – MKH’s “peeps” version of this.

wise_man on August 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM

It would be bad for us if they actually got Hillary on the ticket, but upon consideration, I don’t think she’d accept it. She doesn’t want to be Obama’s VP. She doesn’t want Obama to win. She wants him to lose miserably so she can save the party in 2012.

aero on August 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM

And to think, many pundits and others on the Left were gloating at the forthcoming “demise” of the Republican Party (or at least the conservative base) when John McCain won the nomination! And while Senator McCain wasn’t even in my top-five during primary season (I voted for Mitt), I am one of the many who realize he’s still a better choice for America than arrogant Marxist Obama. Yes, I have serious policy issues with McCain (e.g. amnesty), but as a grown-up, I realize that you don’t always get everything you want. Better to elect McCain and continue to support up and coming conservatives like Jindal and Palin to secure the future, especially in light of emerging Russian aggression.

While it’s great fun watching the chaos unfolding in Denver, it also speaks volumes about the lack of maturity and graciousness on the Left. Hillary lost ladies….now “move on!” Is it too much to hope for that Clinton loyalists might finally learn to apply critical thinking skills instead of tired old identity politics? Not likely, but victimhood is addictive.

Still, I’ll exhale AFTER McCain makes his VP selection…

Dariaanne on August 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Reminds me that was hardly anyone has pointed out regarding the McCain ads is that their purpose was threefold: Not just to remind Hillaryites that their heroine was “passed over,” not just to remind potential swingers of what she said about Obama, but also to remind Obamanauts about how angry they were with Hillary when she was making those comments. One of the main things preventing the Dems from “coming together” is the surliness and self-superiority coming from the Obama side.

CK MacLeod on August 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

The whole purpose of conventions were to choose the candidate and vp candidate. So this is fine. Obama has tried to make the delegations powerless and he has all the power by osmosis.

The delegates that are bond must vote on first ballot as the primary results direct. The superdelegates are free to change their mind up to voting on first ballot. Ted Kennedy had his name in nomination and lost. THe Democrats have tried to shut out Hillary for the black candidate. Identidy politics run wild.

RAH on August 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

but as a grown-up, I realize that you don’t always get everything you want. Better to elect McCain and continue to support up and coming conservatives like Jindal and Palin to secure the future, especially in light of emerging Russian aggression.
Dariaanne on August 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Would be nice if there were more grown-ups in the world.

wise_man on August 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Rush is coming on the radio waves in a few minutes. Can’t wait to hear him laugh over this. Let the chaos live on

Sean2 on August 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Hillary nuts circulating petition to place her in nomination for VP?

Where do I sign?

Claypigeon on August 25, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Those that disavowed Operation Chaos should probably review their opinion on the matter right about now.

..and the band played on.

Asher on August 25, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Having jiHillary nominated and voted as the Crats V.P. would make having to listen and view the Obamation these past weeks sufferable. Just imagine the giant a$$ Obamama and jiHill fighting about who will sleep in the White House master bedroom. After all, it is the White House.

bit_boy on August 25, 2008 at 12:01 PM

It would be bad for us if they actually got Hillary on the ticket, but upon consideration, I don’t think she’d accept it. She doesn’t want to be Obama’s VP. She doesn’t want Obama to win. She wants him to lose miserably so she can save the party in 2012.

aero on August 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Yes, maintaining disunity in the party while giving lip service to Obama is her contribution towards his defeat. Sets her up nicely for 2012. He can’t win without her,..she just has to maintain a minimum facade of support and let the abcess fester.

a capella on August 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM

While I’m not a Hillary fan, in the words of Bender, she just got “boned”. The rationale that his holiness was going to use for not picking her was that she was too much of a Washington insider. So what does he do? He goes and picks Joe Biden – the ultimate Washington insider. A lot of people are predicting that Hillary will lay down and play nice so she has a shot in the future. However, she could be waiting 8 years for that shot (assuming Barry wins) and even then, she’d be counting on the good graces of a party that didn’t even think her fit to be VP – despite winning almost half of the vote in the primaries.

My prediction: Hillary the Independent candidate – 2008.

Dagnar on August 25, 2008 at 12:09 PM

If only this could lift the tide of all Republican candidates, and remove Blinky Pelosi from the Speaker’s chair.

Hoping for THAT change, baby!

J.J. Sefton on August 25, 2008 at 12:14 PM

My prediction: Hillary the Independent candidate – 2008.

Dagnar on August 25, 2008 at 12:09 PM

O.K. with me as it splits off a big fragment of donk voters, but she needs to control the party apparatus. That’s what this is all about.

a capella on August 25, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Rockmom (a poster at Ace) has it nailed:

As a proud middle-aged woman, I can explain this.

Barack Obama is every older woman’s nightmare — the slick talking, good looking, totally unqualified man who waltzes in and gets the big job instead of the woman who thought she would get it by sheer force of dogged hard work and experience. A huge number of women have had this experience or know someone who has. I personally have had it twice. Women like this see Hillary as having done everything right to earn the Democratic nomination, getting the most votes, having the best ideas and most complete plans, and just plain working harder, but somehow still getting screwed out of it by the slick young empty suit. It is viscerally impossible for such women to vote for Barack Obama, no matter how much they might agree with him on policy. They simply don’t believe him on policy either – such men will say and do anything to talk their way into the job, and who knows what they will then do once they get it?

John McCain represents their dad or their husband – the guy who cheered them on as they pursued careers and gave them a shoulder to cry on when they needed one. He has earned the job, the way they think Hillary did. They trust him on the issues even if they don’t agree with him (how many times did we smile when hearing liberals say this about Reagan?) This is not about policy at all, it is about how women think they should be treated by men and how men should get ahead in life.

If McCain is smart enough to pick a woman as his running mate, it will seal the deal with these women.

GulfCoastBamaFan on August 25, 2008 at 12:23 PM

My ultimate fantasy here is to see a massive full-blown fist fight erupt right on the convention floor, complete with chairs flying and punches flaying, and on the loudspeakers, some idiot intern makes the mistake of having the song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” blaring on all the convention center speakers, and all of this being carried live on all networks for millions to see all over the world.

Talk About “Must-See TV!”

pilamaye on August 25, 2008 at 12:23 PM

“Yentas for Hillary”

RobCon on August 25, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Anyway you slice it, it’s going to be fun to watch the Clinton’s speak at the convention. The verbal gymnastics they’re going to need to go through to say anything remotely nice about Obama while still maintaining their influence on the party will truly be Gold medal worthy performances. :)

Dagnar on August 25, 2008 at 12:30 PM

Anyway you slice it, it’s going to be fun to watch the Clinton’s speak at the convention.

How much you wanna bet Howie Dean is going to arrange with the MSM networks to have them on 5 second delay when they speak, just in case?

Fox News, of course, will carry it all live; fair and balanced.

pilamaye on August 25, 2008 at 12:39 PM

This is the gift that keeps on giving.

From Jason Mattera’s hilarious undercover report with moonbats and now the wall-eyed PUMAS – I’ve been in stitches!

tru2tx on August 25, 2008 at 12:42 PM

That party is doomed.

MrsWeebork on August 25, 2008 at 12:48 PM

First of all, I would like to thank each and every one of you posting comments on hotair for providing our household with information, intelligent insights and many times much needed laughter. You guys are great! My face is sore from laughing at all the responses to Obiden being named VP!

As a participant of Operation Chaos, I recently had an encounter in a Hillary Clinton sponsored chat. Words cannot express how steamed the PUMAs are and how much they despise THE ONE. They referenced several times the bad treatment that they received from THE ONE’S campaign staff and apparently they received treatment worse than what the Ronulans gave many of the other GOP candidates during our primary. WOW! In many ways they are mad about their treatment by THE ONE and his campaign officials and then treating Hill in this disrespectful way is only rubbing salt in a much open wound. And it is not just “yentas” in this cabal either. There are plenty of dudes upset that Hillary is not the winnah or the VP.

freeus on August 25, 2008 at 12:51 PM

First of all, I think the term Hillary nuts is a bit self defeating if we would like the crossover. Second, I see from the headlines that a social conservative group is planning the same type of activity against McCain in St. Paul if his VP selection isn’t exactly to their liking, so it may be a bit early to chortle about convention chaos exacerbated by me firster types.

a capella on August 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM

+1

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Sorry to say this, but rockmom isn’t correct. Allah posted a poll that showed a DROP in support for McCain if he picks a woman veep. See, women who are willing to vote republican don’t like identity politics. I would think this year’s democrat primaries would show us where that path leads, and it ain’t pretty.

Pick the strongest candidate for veep who is willing to take the job. Sorry, but Palin isn’t that person, unless Sanford, Pawlenty, Romney, Bob Riley (AL), Rudy G, and, yeah, Bobby Jindal all turn McCain down.

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Really, everybody needs to check out at least the first several minutes of this video:

http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com

The Hillary supporters are fighting against the Obama machine’s thuggery. We need to support them before he can use that same thuggery to steal the general election.

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Hell hath no fury…

Jingo on August 25, 2008 at 1:11 PM

[Mission Impossible's Jim Phelps munching on a cigar] “Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?”

DoOver on August 25, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Actually, I think that should be Col. John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard) with: “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Browncoatone on August 25, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Look. It’s all about timing> Just let them do the dance, offer the spin, show off the mojo, and then, when the time is just right…

Well, like this:

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/?action=view&current=CapoeiraFighter.flv

(sorry, can’t seem to figure out how to get the hyper-link to insert correctly, but a cut-and-paste is REALLY worth the effort and the belly laugh)

Yoop on August 25, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Well, the hyper-link did work! IT”S MAGIC!!!

Yoop on August 25, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Funny how in the Primary that picture made me immediately think McCain is a traitor! Now I see Hillary as a semi-ally. What a charming piture.

petunia on August 25, 2008 at 3:37 PM

Is this a corn subsidy from the farm bill?

RocketmanBob on August 25, 2008 at 10:00 PM