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“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”

SCRANTON, Pa. – As Sen. Hillary Clinton was preparing to campaign here today, Sen. Barack Obama was meeting with voters at a diner and apparently pretty hungry.

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner.

Uh oh. It looks like Barry is getting a little cranky today. Did the “bitter” gun-toting Archie Bunkers hear him whining like that? I wonder what the question was? Next time, maybe Barry should have a snack before he heads to the diner for a photo op with voters.

In other whines, Obama’s campaign was terribly shocked by Hillary Clinton’s latest ad, which features a brief shot of Osama bin Laden.

The terrorist appears along with images from the stock market crash, the bombing at Pearl Harbor, the Soviet threat, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and Hurricane Katrina as an announcer tells voters the political contest is for “the most important job in the world.”

“You need to be ready for anything, especially now, with two wars, oil prices skyrocketing and an economy in crisis. Harry Truman said it best, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.’ Who do you think has what it takes?” the announcer says at the end, as Clinton appears on screen.

The Obama campaign responded with its usual equanimity:

Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the ad “plays the politics of fear.” And he said Clinton is to blame for allowing bin Laden to escape by supporting war in Iraq and diverting the U.S. military.

I mean really. That’s a little over the top, isn’t it?

Obama did go out on a limb and predict that the primary results will be close tomorrow. Let’s hope Pennsylvania’s “bitter” small-town voters prove him wrong.

Update: here’s Hillary’s new ad, thanks to No Quarter.

13 Responses

  1. You know, it seems to me that The Prom King seems to go on the attack, to whine bitterly, and to get a little bit emotional — periodically.

  2. I want my Eggo!

  3. Yes, he’s prone to “lash out” when he’s under pressure, and if he loses big tomorrow, I expect “the claws will come out.”

  4. “I understand that Senator [Obama], periodically when [h]e’s feeling down, launches attacks as a way of trying to boost [his] appeal. You ask him a simple question and suddenly “the claws come out”.


  5. Leave Barry Alone! Can’t you see the man is hungry? You’re lucky he’s even considering foreign policy as part of his job. He gives and gives and gives and all he wants is to pour some Log Cabin syrup on his waffles.

    Come to think of it, this was fucking stupid on his part. I can understand if you want to eat in private and have a few minutes of peace. In that case, order room service and don’t go to a diner where, as a CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT everyone in the world is going to want to get your autograph and shoot the breeze on middle east peace.

  6. The sad story of this Democratic primary.

    We have to rely on Rightwingers to actually report some facts, when Hillary Clinton is being accused.

    This is from NRO’s “the campaign spot”.

    Axelrod Charges That Hillary’s Campaign is Funding a 527. Not Quite.

    I dislike 527 ads as much as the next guy, but I think Obama’s campaign strategist David Axelrod made a mistake this morning on Meet the Press.

    MR. AXELROD: The, the, the so-called negative ads you’re talking about are a, a response spot to a negative ad that was put on the air in Pennsylvania by a group called The American Leadership Project, one of these 527 so-called independent campaigns, funded by the Clinton campaign, run by Clinton operatives, a negative ad against Senator Obama. The response spot dealt with Senator Clinton briefly, and 20 percent, 20 seconds of it was a positive exploitation of Senator Obama’s program.

    If he had said “funded by Clinton allies,” Axelrod would have been in the clear. But the Clinton campaign isn’t funding the group. (Or if he has evidence that the Hillary Clinton campaign is giving money to the group, he ought to unveil that smoking-gun.)

    And that was on Meet-The F#@&ing-Press? Doesn’t the head louse Pumpkin Head Timmeh have the reputation of a tough journo who ask the tough follow up questions?

    I forgot you are allowed to accuse Hillary Clinton of anything on Mess/NBC.

  7. Barry can stuff his waffles where the sun doesn’t shine!

  8. bb, if you look to the right of the video on youtube, you’ll see an “embed” box. You can cut and past that into your post. you might want to check to make sure the width matches the text space here and adjust accordingly.

  9. BB: to embed the youtube video is very easy:
    1.) copy the url for the video
    2.) Find the place where you want to insert the video and type:

    That’s it! You’re done. Try it.

  10. Thanks, you guys. I’ll definitely try it next time. I’m saving these instructions.

  11. I surprised he couldn’t just reel off an answer to a foreign policy question while eating his waffle. didn’t he live in indonesia from age 6 to age 10? I would think that experience would surely make one an expert on foreign policy.

  12. heh – I was just reading another blog where people were saying…….the poor man is just hungry……can’t people let him eat, for god’s sake?……..

    well, if you’re a D.C. politician elected in Illinois, why are you in a diner in Pennsylvania eating breakfast? duh, it’s called campaigning. if yo’re just hungry, go home, to one of your homes, in D.C. or Illinois, and eat. or order up to your hotel room. a meal in a local diner you would never set foot in otherwise is a public appearance, and to represent it as anything else is ridiculous, and whiny.

    what’s in that kool-aid?

  13. Oh brother, you have to catch NO Quarter’s Susan UnPC on that waffle deal…

    Ya know? There is a problem here…a big, big, problem.

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