With the “softening of her image” shtick and role as “the little cookie-baking woman” not working for Hillary as it comes to polls in New Hampshire and Iowa, she’s back to familiar tactics: having stooges throw bombs while she’s whistling and pretending to be looking the other way.
The view from atop the pile of FBI files is breathtaking, by the way.
Hillary’s campaign is now hinting, in the same subtle way that an elephant tiptoes through a minefield, that Barack Obama once smoked pot and snorted cocaine — stunning revelations Obama had already admitted to.
You can’t help but appreciate the tactic William Shaheen, Clinton’s New Hampshire co-chairman, is taking — a gameplan that has more Clinton fingerprints on it than Monica Lewinsky’s scrunchy:
“The Republicans are not going to give up without a fight . . . and one of the things they’re certainly going to jump on is his drug use… It’ll be, ‘When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?’ … There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It’s hard to overcome.”
I can all but guarantee you that Obama, if it hasn’t happened already, will be visited by somebody from the Clinton campaign with more personal details that they “don’t want the Republicans to find out about and use against him.”
It’ll be a scene worthy of the scene in “The Firm” where mafia goon Wilfred Brimley shows Tom Cruise’s character photos of him cheating on his wife, with Brimley relaying to Cruise his fears that the Feds could use stuff like that to blackmail him if he’s not more careful in the future. Thank goodness the mafia was there to protect him.
Ditto for the Clintons, who are hell bent to protect Obama from the Republicans — by aggressively looking out for his well-being and reputation until he concedes defeat and heads home to Illinois shamed and embarrassed.
Update: The Clinton modus operandi continues: Now that it’s been put “out there,” Shaheen apologizes — says comments in no way authorized by the Clinton campaign.
My guess is that he may resign soon. Why? Because after the hounds are released, the ones that ineffectively stumble are quickly euthanized.
Update II, 9:30 p.m. est Thursday: Wow, that was quick — Shaheen resigned already.