August 20, 2008

The Hillary-McCain conspiracy.

"Oh, John, you know I love you and I’m happy to help... The themes you took from me are working great — painting Obama as an elitist and out-of-touch celebrity, when we’re rich celebrities, too. Turning his big rallies and pretty words into character flaws, charging him with playing the race card — that one always cracks me up. And accusing the media, especially NBC, of playing favorites. It’s easy to get the stupid press to navel-gaze; they’re so insecure."

16 comments:

Meade said...

As if the nervous tweeky Obama camp needs one more thing to send them into certifiable paranoid schiz.

Roger J. said...

I for one would love it if McCain asked Ms Clinton to be his running mate The world would explode

Meade said...

Look at that - it's already the 3rd most popular emailed article in the NYTs right behind fat and wrinkles.

Trevor Jackson said...

Delusional and embarrassing for Dowd. I can't believe the Times would run this. But they run Bill "Mr. Correction" Kristol every week, too, so...

Salamandyr said...

Dowd is trying to insinuate fridge logic into a conspiracy.

Fridge Logic is what happens when you watch an exciting show that you really enjoy, and then, later, as you're getting a beer out of the fridge, you realize "Hey, there's no way that cowboy could fire seven shots out of his six gun". It's the realization of flaws that only become apparent after time.

All of Obama's appearances are like that. They sound wonderful while you're watching them, but then you sit around thinking about them and go "did he really just call his grandmother a bigot?".

Joe M. said...

"Whiskey-plied voices cried fratricide! Jesus don't you know that you could have died? (you should have died) with the monsters that talk, monsters that walk the earth.

She's got red lipstick and a bright pair of shoes. She's got knee-high socks what to cover a bruise. She's got an old death kit she's been meaning to use. She's got blood in her eyes, in her eyes for you. She's got blood in her eyes for you!"

Peter V. Bella said...

Except for Jesse, it was a nice Obama nightmare sequence. Why, oh why, won't the media kill off- in ink- the monster they created; Jesse.

1jpb said...

The provable ties are interesting:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/08/the-clinton-mcc.html

Zeb Quinn said...

“You can announce that you won’t be running for re-election because you’d be 76, and you can pick somebody really lame to run with, like your pal Lieberman. That means one term for you, and two for me.”

Actually not far-fetched at all because, first, it's exactly the kind of "reaching across the aisle" McCain is known for, and second, it works.

Andy said...

Sure, it's a little delusional. But what if that's the joke? To be fair to Dowd, she doesn't actually say that this is what she thinks has occurred in the '08 race -- it reads more as a long "What If?" story. I can see this as her version of the infamous New Yorker cover.

And to be honest, it's kinda funny, especially the Jackson bit at the end.

Trevor Jackson said...

"I can see this as her version of the infamous New Yorker cover."

I wondered that, too, Andy. The problem is that if she's mocking ridiculous views of Hillary Clinton, she's mocking herself. In plenty of previous columns she's depicted Clinton as still scheming to worm her way into the White House.

Like I said, embarrassing.

The Drill SGT said...

It's hilarious.

Actually not far-fetched at all because, first, it's exactly the kind of "reaching across the aisle" McCain is known for, and second, it works.

facts:

1. Senior Senators do have "private" offices in remote parts of the complex.
2. traditionally those offices are used for both getting work done and for deal making, often over bourbon or rye.
3. both McCain and Clinton have a reputation of being cross-party deal makers
4. they both hate Obama for various reasons

it's fun to build a conspiracy of interest out of it. Throwing Jesse in there weakens to plot some, but I could see a Jackson Wright meeting :)

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Maureen Dowd has officially gone batshit insane. If you're an op-ed columnist, be an op-ed columnst. If you want to write fan fiction, join a message board.

Oh, but she's so irreverent and funny, so she can pull it off. Right.

William said...
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William said...

If you wish to know which male figure in public life has developed a bald spot, put on a few lbs, or needs to put on a few lbs., Maureen is the go to person. What a welcome change from all the sexism among the male punditocracy.

vbspurs said...

Hey remember all those Althouse stories each of us would take up in turn?

There was one about Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton, and Vince Foster near the Potomac that was hilarious.

How come Althouse commenters don't do that anymore?

BTW, this was funny of Dowd. Makes her look more like a hack than ever, but still fun.