Rumor mill saying that Obama offered Edwards AG post in exchange for his support. Fine by me.
But lest we jump too far ahead . . .
Read Tom Hayden on HuffPost about why he supports Obama. He does it without bashing Hillary, and I wish the rest of the left would follow his lead.
There are specific things to call her out on, yes, but feels to me like the Repubs must be just creaming their -- cupcakes with all of us spewing out their hate-filled manufactured lines for them. When lefties gleefully send me WSJ editorials saying, "The Dems finally see what we've known about the Clintons all along . . ." it feels like we're all slurping Rove's KoolAid now.
Puhleez, can we recall who the REAL villians are in our political lives? The long string of slime balls like Dick Armey and Trent Lott and Tom DeLay and Dr. Diagnosis-by-TV Bill Frist and Duke Cunningham and Sen. FamilyValues Vitter and on and on. Oh yeah, don't forget the big cheeses at the top, and Rummy and all the ineptitude and idiocy and sheer mean-spirited "in-it-for-me" greed of these people who have ruthlessly pillaged America and left the middle class, not government, drowning in the bathtub of debt.
If the Clintons really wanted that sort of wealth and power they could have made a bundle (more) in Arkansas real estate (god knows how, 'cause you ever been to Arkansas?) but there were plenty of opportunities for them to join the Enrons and Halliburtons or manage hedge funds, but I think they honestly went into public service because they were inspired by the idealism of the times, yes, by JFK.
So they are now yesterday's flavor and shop-worn and flawed people with complicated lives, and yes it's hard to watch them lately, but I find them more sad than hateful.
And just like I love to hear George Will and other right wing "thinkers" say withering things about John McCain, I'm sure Karl Rove dances a little jig when he sees that the party of Bill is now a party of autophagic (yeah, self-eating) Clinton haters.
C'mon, can't we do better than this? As Hayden says, the focus has to be on November. Can you really picture John "I-love-a-war" McCain with his hand on that bible, and in his Mr. Rogers voice, swearing to John Roberts that he'll support what's left of the Constitution by taking us deeper into Iraq? Imagine his cabinet, imagine his Supreme Court. I'm unwavering in my support for Barack, but no one wins, literally, when we treat Hillary as if she's Leona Helmsley's doppelganger.