Better to nestle a viper to your bosom*, Senator Obama. [UPDATED]
James Carville! Why will you not use your powers for *GOOD*?
By Moe Lane Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | First Cobra Civil War | James Carville — Comments (1) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Update: Via Hot Air, a video made of awesome.
Or are you? You are, after all, one of Hillary's... let's just say "one of Hillary's" and leave it at that; probably not best to rock that particular boat right now**. Anyway, via Ben Smith:
Former Clinton aide James Carville suggested on CNN just now that Obama offer Al Gore the vice presidential nomination.
"I think if I was Senator Obama I would say the biggest economic problem we face is the biggest national security problem and the biggest environmental problem. And if I were him, I would ask Al Gore to serve as his vice president, his energy czar, in his administration to reduce our consumption and reliance on foreign energy sources," he told Wolf Blitzer.
Ben - who seems to have been just the slightest bit soured on the entire Obama thing (good job, Ben Smith comments section! Damn good job!), goes on to note:
I'm not sure James Carville -- with whom Obama had a public spat -- is the first person whose advice he's going to take, though come to think of it there is an open slot on the vetting committee today.
Considering the advice that Carville's giving: why, yes, please put him in that slot, Senator Obama.
*Actually, no, men can have them, too.
**This campaign season's turning out to be absolutely surreal. And that's assuming that Senator Clinton is actually going to follow through with giving up her donor list.
***Let me explain, for any confused Lefty lurkers. It's like this: Al Gore was pretty much raised in as close as you can get to a Skinner box and not have your kids taken away by Child Services, and the purpose of that Skinner Box was to make him President of the United States of America. His entire life was designed along those lines, and I use the word deliberately: the only reason that he doesn't have chips in his head is because the technology simply wasn't there at the time.
So when he lost the election he got a little exercised about it, which is polite-talk for "going bat[expletive deleted] nuts for a while." The personality change is significant; the guy's a shouter now, not to mention considerably more glad-handling than I personally remember him being. This may not bother the Left, but contemplating what happens when Mr. I-have-a-Nobel-Peace-Prize clashes with I-am-the-Hope-the-Change-and-the-Audacity should. Gore will expect Obama to defer to him, and Obama's not going to like that thought one bit. And I can't say that I'd blame him for that one. This is, by the way, why Gore couldn't be anybody's VP. It'd have to have been the top spot, or nothing.
And if I know this, it's for darn sure that Carville does. He's not always right, but he's rarely stupid. Which makes me wonder what's being played, here.