Maureen Dowd telling what a reporter said while watching Hillary cry on TV in the NYT newsroom:
“Bill Clinton was known for biting his lip, but here was Hillary doing the Muskie. Certainly it was impressive that she could choke up and stay on message.
You’d think it was Jesus looking out on Jerusalem.
Congr. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) on Don & Roma this morning (WLS-AM) presents the Obama campaign as engine of black empowerment, citing 400,000 unregistered black voters in S. Carolina and another 400G+ in Florida and counting on black identification with O. SC, “historically red,” will become blue, he expects, benefiting Dems in process of arousing (coralling) black electorate. Having his father’s worldview a la 60s activism, he sees this as a movement, even when it’s politics.
He’s still his father’s son in another respect, mangling the language with such solecisms as being careful not to enter “delicate waters” and noting the impulse to “lob Howitzers” at one’s political opponent. He’s had top-drawer exclusive Eastern prep school education but still uses words as ideograms or Rorschach blots, sounding genteely ignorant as he does it.
Those delicate waters recall the ladies repairing to Bath for bodily restoration in the 19th century. As for lobbing a Howitzer, that’s Incredible Hulk stuff. Can’t be done.