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Monday, August 13, 2007

Biggest political whopper of the month of August

From Saturday's Houston Chronicle (boldface mine):

Saying "it will take a woman" to clean up the problems in the White House, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton today urged about 1,000 Houston-area voters to support her campaign to change America.

"Bring your brooms," the Democratic presidential candidate told the crowd at a union hall in downtown Houston.

"There's a lot of work that needs to be done. Stay with me all the way to November. We're going to make Texas blue again."

It would have been much more honest, and even refreshing, if she had said instead, "Candidly, I don't have a snowball's chance in hell here in Texas, but please donate some money so I can buy advertising in other states where I do!" That's the subtext anyway, for all but the most naïve among her Lone Star State fans.

Posted by Beldar at 06:18 PM in 2008 Election, Politics (2007) | Permalink


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(1) DRJ made the following comment | Aug 13, 2007 7:14:35 PM | Permalink

The Burnt Orange Report bloggers believe Hillary can turn Texas blue. I hope you're right and they're wrong.

(2) Mark L made the following comment | Aug 14, 2007 6:42:42 AM | Permalink

Burnt Orange Report? That implies that most of such bloggers are either from the Peoples' Republic of Austin or hold sympathies similar to the denizens of that place.

Considering the delusional nature of liberals, I would take it as a given that they would extrapolate a trend to blueness. After all, if a well-known Democratic challenger can beat Republican with a long and hard-to-remember, hard-to-type name running as a write-in election by a few percentage points then the state is inevitably going blue.


(3) Ed Darrell made the following comment | Aug 14, 2007 10:49:53 PM | Permalink

Some might think Rove got out now to avoid Texas' return to the D column. The past three elections offer some tantalizing possibilities, if certain precincts in Dallas and Houston turn out like they should.

Look what happened to the Republican judges in Dallas County last year. They couldn't believe it, either -- more Dem votes than even they could overcome by hacking the electronic machines.

Some tsunamis can't be fixed.

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