Warning: Do Not Throw Facts at the Dancing Bear
By Mark I Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | Bill Clinton | Democrats | Hillary Clinton | Nevada Caucuses — Comments (4) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
A local TV reporter, Mark Matthews of KGO in San Francisco, gets a bit of the Chris Wallace treatment from President Bill Clinton as he presses the would-be First Spouse on a lawsuit that seeks to reduce the number of caucus sites in Nevada.
The Clinton campaign denies it has anything to do with the suit, which seeks to invalidate caucus sites at casinos on equal access grounds. It must be a happy coincidence, then, that if the lawsuit is successful, it would make it harder for members of the Barack Obama endorsing Culinary Workers Union to caucus in large numbers for their preferred candidate.
Mr. Clinton seems intimately familiar with the arguments in the suit his wife's campaign claims to know nothing about. But they're all bogus, as Mr. Matthews helpfully demonstrates. And Clinton was clearly in no mood to be challenged on that by this reporter. Too bad that guy had his facts nailed down, eh Mr. President?
Of course, there would be no need for Clinton to get angry and pushy unless there was a little truth to the assertion the Clinton campaign had a hand in filing the lawsuit. Just like there would have been no need to jump ugly with Chris Wallace unless it was true that the Clinton Administration just wasn't all that concerned with terrorism.
Facts are stubborn things, Mr. President. Even more stubborn than your need to validate your legacy through your wife's campaign.