• Ed Rendell Comes to Bury Hillary Clinton, Not to Praise Her

    Amidst chatter that Hillary Clinton has authorized one of her supporters to lobby the Obama campaign to choose her as Obama's running mate

    …and that this plan has been in place for the past month

    …and that she's possibly keeping her campaign alive as a bargaining chip to this end…

    …it seems that everybody and their governor has their own speculations about what the hell is going through Clinton's mind today.

    And, speaking of governors, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell — one of Clinton's strongest and most vocal supporters, one who repeatedly made the case for a joint ticket — has some uncharacteristic words for his former liege

    "There's no bargaining. You don't bargain with the Presidential nominee. Even if you're Hillary Clinton and you have 18 million votes, you don't bargain."

    In an exclusive interview with NY1 Political Anchor Dominic Carter, Rendell added that Obama would have to be an "enormously big person" to pick Clinton as his running mate and that Clinton sometimes "couldn't help but upstage" Obama on a joint ticket.

    Well, that sure didn't take long. He must keep a spare long knife in his desk drawer ready for such occasions.

    "You know, normally politicians don't want to be outshone. Well you know you've got Bill Clinton lurking in the background. But Hillary Clinton, a very charismatic figure for many Americans — generally a lot of politicians don't like to put somebody like that on the ticket. You know rule one for the vice president is make sure you never upstage the president, right? It's rule one. You know, Hillary Clinton in some ways couldn't help but upstage, even if she was trying not to."

    Yeah, Obama's gonna need somebody who's so uninteresting, so lifeless and unmemorable, that he or she would have no chance in the world of ever upstaging him.

    Maybe someone like Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell?

    Tags: Barack Obama, Ed Rendell, Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania


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