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Thursday: Mayday!

There are two times of the year when the faerie world and the human world come within close proximity of each other: The beginning of May and the end of October. Strange things happen and anything is possible. Like, Hillary Clinton goes on The O’Reilly Factor and gives good interview. Here is part 1 of 4:

Mayday is also a distress signal used by pilots just before they bail. It comes from the French “venez m’aider”, meaning, come to my aid. This must be what Joe Andrew was signaling today when he switched from Hillary to Obama in his home town of Indianapolis:

“While I was hopeful that a long, contested primary season would invigorate our party, the polls show that the tone and temperature of the race is now hurting us,” Andrew wrote. “John McCain, without doing much of anything, is now competitive against both of our remaining candidates. We are doing his work for him and distracting Americans from the issues that really affect all of our lives.”…

“He has shown such mettle under fire,” Andrew said in the interview. “The Jeremiah Wright controversy just reconfirmed for me, just as the gas tax controversy confirmed for me, that he is the right candidate for our party.”

Oh, brother. Does any of that make any sense to you? I can’t figure out what’s going on with the DNC. Is it some kind of Death Wish? If they’ve got some compelling reason to want Clinton to drop out for the good of the party, don’t they have an obligation to tell the rest of us so we can make the right decision? But they say nothing of substance, they don’t show us her weapons of mass destruction. They only spout this nonsense. There is no fire. So, I can only conclude that it is self-interest that is motivating this kind of announcement. Anyway, if anyone knows the real reason why Andrew and others like him are sending these distress signals, would you let us know?

Mayhill Fowler (of Bittergate fame) sees a different sort of distress signal from Obama’s campaign, which she continues to follow live. She is starting to sound like an increasingly disillusioned Obamaphile in this snippet comes to us courtesy of Jerome Armstrong at MyDD. Eriposte at TheLeftCoaster has more of Fowler’s report with some additional material. Very interesting.

Finally, May Day is a holiday to celebrate workers in many countries. My French colleagues probably have the day off. Yesterday, Hillary got an endorsement from Paul Gipson, a local steelworker labor leader in Indiana whose words of praise were, um, a bit unusual to say the least. Here’s the clip from MSNBC. Watch Hillary carefully.