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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Don't Let Your Guard Down

In general, I highly suggest that everyone keep their guard up over the next week or two. I doubt that Hillary will make a fulsome concession anytime soon and, when she finally does, she will likely fail to hit all the right notes in order to unify the party. I think she is going to let the "they stole this from me" meme go right on festering. I could (and pray that I am) wrong but, well, the Clintons have proven to me in this election that they are capable of absolutely anything.

Here's a great reader quote from Andrew Sullivan on why we shouldn't pity her -- she did this to herself.

I met a guy who produced "Candid Camera"-like reality shows. I asked him "How do you get people to sign a waiver after you have made a fool of them?" Without getting some poor schmuck who has just been made a fool of to sign a waiver, you can't include him in the show.

"It's strange but after being in a stressful situation, which is what we put them in, one is so relieved that it is over that they strangely THANK us when we reveal that it is just a joke for a TV show and it is over. Even though we put them through the situation they are so grateful and genuinely happy that it is over that they will sign anything in the first five minutes." That was the catch, if you waited longer then five minutes they would think about it a bit more and then not sign shit.

I think that is what Hillary is trying to do on a national basis.

When she gets out she will have relieved us all of a stressful situation. Even people who have been hard on her will be kind and even thank her for ending this national nightmare for us. Even though SHE created the fucking thing.

Another analogy, ever seen one of those nature shows about chimpanzees where the baby chimp dies? Super sad but even sadder is watching the mother carry around the corpse and try to nurse it and care for it for days and days hoping it will spring back to life. All the other chimps and the cameras watch with respectful distance. Hillary has been carrying around her dead campaign for a few months and she is finally realizing that the little chimp is dead.