Richardson to Endorse Obama
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (9) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
The never ending comedy that is Bill Richardson just got a little funnier today. Just days after the press revealed that Hillary Clinton was in the White House while her husband was staining Bill Richardson's employee Monica Lewinsky's blue dress, Richardson came out today intent on slitting the throat of his political patrons.
He's going to endorse Barack Obama.
This is funny and interesting for several reasons.
First, you'd think someone setting himself up as a Latino leader would position himself at the top of the Clinton food chain. After all, Latino voters are heavily favoring Clinton over Obama and Richardson could make some leadership inroads there.
Second, given the rate at which Bill Richardson likes to drop his pants for women not his wife, you'd think he'd have a closer bond with Bill Clinton. [Note to self: do not name your child Bill]
Third, given the patronage the Clintons have shown Bill Richardson in the past, what with his Energy Secretary position and UN Ambassador position, you'd think he'd want to pay them back. Never underestimate a politician's ability to bite the hand that feeds him.
Lastly, Richardson has tried to position himself as a new ideas, middle of the road Democrat. Given Obama's far left credentials and shoddy resume of hope and fluff, we should remind ourselves that when most Democrats talk about being new Democrats, they really mean old Democrats they hope everyone has forgotten about.
Oh, what the heck: One more point: Given Bill Richardson's repeated poor judgment over the years and a habitual ability to ride the coat tails of losers, I will again say that I relish having Obama as the Democratic nominee.