Call it the Clinton Curse: A creepily fun piece from Hillbuzz. The Michelle Obama paragraph was unnecessary, and from everything I’ve heard, Tim Russert was apparently a thoroughly decent gentleman, but I found much of the rest (including the riff on Dame Edwards; I recently read Game Change, and if you believe the authors’ allegations–as I do–Elizabeth Edwards is not a nice lady) to, if not spot-on (I lack Hillbuzz’ confidence that a Pelosi-takedown is coming any time soon), definitely funny.
Since the days of the Clinton Administration, I’d mostly regarded Hillary Clinton as something of a political automaton; a beltway shark forced to remain in constant motion to maintain her alpha-predator status. After reading Game Change I won’t go so far as to say I’ve been disabused entirely of this long-held impression, but find it easier these days to view the Senator in a more nuanced light.
Moreover, as several sources have indicated, Clinton’s friends and allies in the Democratic party served her poorly in the 2008 campaign, swarming her like piranha on a sick water buffalo. It’s nice to see some comeuppance, even if as Hillbuzz points out, it’s all coincidence.
America loves a second–or even a third act. Even Hillary-Haters are waiting to see how the New York Senator uses hers. Personally, I’m holding out for the paroxysm of political violence and mayhem that, were it a film, we’d call Hillary III: The Bloodening.