As we head into the last day of serious Pennsylvania campaigning, we find that campaigns have gotten increasingly violent, with all manner of things flying all over the place…
"I think he's doing what candidates do when they get desperate at the end of an election," Clinton said in the interview.
"He is now undermining his message. He has spent all this time crossing Pennsylvania talking about how he runs a positive campaign, except when he gets pressed, and he starts throwing… the 'kitchen sink' at me."
I'm confused. Is that his kitchen sink or the kitchen sink that Hillary Clinton originally threw at him a few months ago? Or do the candidates keep stores of kitchen sinks on hand to throw at one another?
Maybe Obama can clarify…
"You know, over the last several weeks since she fell behind, she's resorted to what's called 'kitchen sink' strategies," Obama said, per ABC News' Sunlen Miller. "She's got the kitchen sink flying, and the china flying, and the, you know, the buffet is coming at me."
That wasn't really any help. In fact, I don't think Barack Obama understands the kitchen sink metaphor completely. Is he saying that Clinton detached the kitchen sink from the counter and threw that before she got around to throwing the china? I mean, china's a lot easier to throw; I'd think she'd go for that first, and then pull out the plumbers tools when there was nothing left to throw.
And then, apparently — only after throwing a giant kitchen fixture and destroying the very valuable plates and gravy boats — did she get around to throwing the food?
This is why I'll never understand politics. Or home repair.
Tags: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
It may sometimes seem as though this election cycle were torture enough without bringing the issue of actual torture into it, but The Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch did just that.
While speaking with Barack Obama recently in Philadelphia, Bunch asked the senator if he "would seek to prosecute officials of a former Bush administration on the revelations that they greenlighted torture"?
Obama said that as president he would indeed ask his new Attorney General and his deputies to "immediately review the information that's already there" and determine if an inquiry is warranted — but he also tread carefully on the issue, in line with his reputation for seeking to bridge the partisan divide. He worried that such a probe could be spun as "a partisan witch hunt." However, he said that equation changes if there was willful criminality, because "nobody is above the law."
You don't need to explain yourself, Senator Obama. You had me at "immediately review the information that's already there."
You had me at "immediately review the information that's already there."
(via Huffington Post)
Tags: Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia