This is the kinda stuff that pisses me off. Andrew Malcolm at Top of the Ticket:
Once again, Bill Clinton tries unsuccessfully to nudge an inconvenient Democrat from a Senate race
Bill was asking one of the few African-American candidates in the country to quit? That sounds pretty bad. Are there more details?
Well, now after campaigning several times for Rep. Kendrick Meek in the crucial Florida Senate seat race, BC is back at it. He’s trying — perhaps on his own, perhaps not — in these last desperate days to convince Meek to quit, give up, abandon his hopeless Sunshine State struggle.
See it would work like this: Meeks drops out and endorses (former Republican now independent) Charlie Crist, who then can defeat Mad Hatter Marco Rubio.
The expectation is that an supposedly independent Sen. Crist (he of the huge economic stimulus Obama hug onstage last year) would caucus in Washington with Harry Reid’s crowd, albeit a diminished one. Think Joe Lieberman and Bernie Saunders.
The story is a disaster for Meek’s effort to claim continuing viability for Tuesday’s voting. It broke late Thursday on Politico, saying Clinton and go-betweens came ever so close to convincing Meek to become a martyred hero last week.
That’s some pretty cold-blooded politics, and it sure don’t sound like the Big Dawg I know. Wait, what’s this paragraph two-thirds of the way down the article say?
A Meek spokesman said: “The article is not true. Kendrick Meek was never dropping out of this race, is never dropping out of this race, and will never drop out of this race.”
Studies have shown that people reading articles in magazines and newspapers tend to stop reading after the first few paragraphs. So we have an article that makes it sound like it is totally undisputed that Bill Clinton did a shitty thing, and they buried the denial near the bottom.
This way Andrew Malcolm and the LA Times can truthfully say they presented both sides of the story. But they’re still lying.
I’m guessing this story is going to be made into one more of those political urban legends “everybody knows” about the Clintons that just ain’t true.
CDS never dies.
“Home, home on deranged . . . “