Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Justified

Toby found the following excerpt last night while reading an article on CNN. I had him copy and paste it so that I could post it this morning. No, I’m not trying to start anything, but I do feel justified. My comparison of Richardson "turning his back on the one who brought him to the dance" was rather mild compared to James Carville’s response:

"…Clinton aides also distanced themselves from remarks made this weekend by Clinton supporter and CNN analyst James Carville.
Carville told the New York Times Saturday that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement of Obama "came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out [Jesus] for 30 pieces of silver."
On Monday, Carville defended his comments.
"That's exactly what I said and ... I think the quote had the desired intent ... that people saw Richardson and saw somebody who is disloyal," Carville told Wolf Blitzer. "I'm very satisfied with the response I gave."
Carville also said he hadn't spoken with Hillary Clinton about Richardson's endorsement, but that he was outraged.
"I doubt if Gov. Richardson and I will be terribly close in the future," he said, but "I've had my say ... I got one in the wheelhouse and I tagged him."…"

Here is the video link.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you watch the interview with Richardson that was linked in you link? About half-way through, the interviewer reminds Richardson of his own quote about superdelagates voting the same as their constituents. Then the interviewer asks Richardson if he is going back on his quote by voting for Obama. The reaction from Richardson is priceless.

The funny thing about this whole scenario is that Richardson was just a pawn and has shot both of his political feet. He cut himself off from the Clintons and now, he has performed so badly and so overtly, there is no way Obama can give him a major post.

Whatever you think of Obama, you have to give him credit for getting Richardson's support (and he really needed some Hispanic support) for nothing.

Bo

Bag Blog said...

Bo, thanks for pointing that out; it is priceless. If I were a poker player, every time Richardson started blinking his eyes, I would know he was bluffing.

Buck said...

The funny thing about this whole scenario is that Richardson was just a pawn and has shot both of his political feet. He cut himself off from the Clintons and now, he has performed so badly and so overtly, there is no way Obama can give him a major post.

I agree in part, Bo. I think Billy will be in line for a plum ambassadorship if Barack pulls the whole thing off, he'll (Billy) be in the (virtual) breadline if Obama doesn't pull it off.

Lou: you were right the first time... no justification required! ;-)

Dawn said...

Lou, All I can say is that this has been an amazing hour of catch up on this ol' Okie blog. Gosh I've missed so much over such a few days!!! I am so proud of you all for the fine way you all handle yourselves and support each other under fire :) (if you can even call it that!) and I'm real honored to call you my friends :)

Anonymous said...

But Buck, Richardson had a plum ambassordship lined up with Clinton already!

The race is much too close for him to have jumped ship unless he was enticed. Remember, Richardson originally ran for President, so he obviously thinks of himself as VP/SOS class.

Bo

Becky said...

As you said, no justification was necessary. It's always nice to know you're not alone in your feelings, though.

Word verification: OBATKO

Obama tko?