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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Not necessarily directly related: Olbermann lets HRC have it full blast, and HRC apologizes

when you've passed so far beyond the pale that you've incurred the wrath of keith olbermann, it's already too late for an apology...

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did something Wednesday night that she almost never does. She apologized. And once she started, she didn't seem able to stop.


Her biggest apology came in response to a question about comments by her husband, Bill Clinton, after the South Carolina primary, which Obama won handily. Bill Clinton said Jesse Jackson also won South Carolina when he ran for president in 1984 and 1988, a comment many viewed as belittling Obama's success.

"I want to put that in context. You know I am sorry if anyone was offended. It was certainly not meant in any way to be offensive," Hillary Clinton said. "We can be proud of both Jesse Jackson and Senator Obama."


Earlier in the day, Hillary Clinton supporter and fundraiser Geraldine Ferraro gave up her honorary position with Clinton's campaign after she said in an interview last week that Obama would not have made it this far if he were white. Obama said Ferraro's remarks were "ridiculous" and "wrong-headed."

Of Ferraro's comment, Hillary Clinton told her audience: "I certainly do repudiate it and I regret deeply that it was said. Obviously she doesn't speak for the campaign, she doesn't speak for any of my positions, and she has resigned from being a member of my very large finance committee."


Her third conciliatory statement of the evening was more in keeping with that fighting stance.

Asked about the government's efforts in the Gulf States after Hurricane Katrina, Hillary Clinton turned an apology into a criticism of President Bush, who happened to be speaking at a Republican event in another room at the same hotel.

"I've said it publicly, and I say it privately: I apologize, and I am embarrassed that our government so mistreated our fellow citizens ... It was a national disgrace," she said.

other than the fact that i would like nothing better than to see a woman elected president (except perhaps a black woman or, better yet, a black, lesbian woman), the only time i have given an ounce of support to hrc was when i hadn't yet learned due diligence, and her performance on the campaign trail so far has amply demonstrated why i am so dead set against her now... i grudgingly award her a few points for delivering an apology at all, but i deduct even more due to the fact that it's too little, too late... imho, hrc is toast, and the best thing she could do at this point is to bow out gracefully... let's hope to sweet jeebus on a pogo stick that barack has the right stuff...

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