Only the Glacier could think dusting off this dilapidated meme is a good idea. It wins her no points with the left, who hate her for Iraq; it portends a return to Clinton-era rancor, which would be distasteful even if it didn’t follow eight years of Bush-era rancor; and it sharpens the contrast with Obama’s image as a fresh face who’s above the fray of partisan politics. He’s talking about a new day in Washington and she’s working off a script that’s literally ten years old.

Plus, now she’s gone and alienated the three or four conservatives in America who were planning on voting for her.

Speaking Tuesday to Democratic municipal officials, the New York senator used the term to hammer Republicans on election irregularities.

She also used the phrase similarly during a campaign appearance over the weekend in New Hampshire…

“To the New Hampshire Democratic party’s credit, they sued and the trail led all the way to the
Republican National Committee,” Clinton said.

“So if anybody tells you there is no vast right-wing conspiracy, tell them that New Hampshire has proven it in court,” she said.

It’s funnier if you imagine her saying it in a New England accent. Which she probably did?

Exit question: How much extra stupid is added here by the fact that the guy widely regarded as the architect of the vast right-wing conspiracy has since had a rather high-profile change of heart?