Tuesday, January 29, 2008

For the second time, Hillary Clinton has defied her national committees rules to not campaign in a state. The reason for the rules? The states disobeyed party rules and moved the date of a primary. That means that those states forfeited their delegates at the national convention.

Well, that didn't stop Hillary from campaigning there anyway. She is so desperate to win, that she's willing to do whatever it takes -- including breaking the rules. She was the only major candidate listed on the Michigan primary, and she still didn't win convincingly. She is the only one to campaign in Florida. She's desperate. She can feel the power slipping through her fingers and she'll do anything to grasp at it for one more day.

At least this time the media has caught on to her ploy and rightfully states that it's a meaningless "victory" because she gets no delegates out of it and is thus no closer to being the nominee. I hope that it's exactly the opposite in fact, and that she gets punished for not following her party's rules. I think we all know that they're too spineless to do that though.

A paper in New Hampshire rips her a new one over it too. A direct quote follows: "Courting votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, last August Sen. Hillary Clinton signed a pledge not to "campaign or participate" in the Michigan or Florida Democratic primaries. She participated in both primaries and is campaigning in Florida. Which proves, again, that Hillary Clinton is a liar."

Harsh words. Also, true and completely fair. She lied. She broke her pledge. I think we should all be used to that by now though...

1 comment:

e said...

Haven't you learned that all politicians lie and break the rules?

On Jan. 4, 2007, both houses of Congress agreed on the Paygo measure, which stated that under no circumstances would Congress enact any bill that increases the federal debt. According to the Paygo legislation, the House and Senate are forbidden even to debate legislation that would increase the debt. Paygo rules specify that all bills causing appropriations increases or tax favors must be offset be spending reductions or tax increases.

So how long did that last??