Rupert Murdoch's New York Post had been surprisingly kind to Hillary Clinton for quite some time -- she is a home state Senator after all. That ended today when it endorsed Barack Obama in next week's key primary, and used some of its usual colorful language in doing it. While offering only a weak embrace of Obama, it let loose on Hill and Bill, as it fretted about "a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency...
"Bill Clinton's thuggishly self-centered campaign antics conjure so many bad, sad memories that it's hard to know where to begin. Suffice it to say that his Peck's-Bad-Boy smirk - the Clinton trademark - wore thin a very long time ago. Far more to the point, Sen. Clinton could have reined him in at any time. But she chose not to - which tells the nation all it needs to know about what a Clinton II presidency would be like....A return to Sen. Clinton's cattle-futures deal, Travelgate, Whitewater, Filegate, the Lincoln Bedroom Fire Sale, Pardongate - and the inevitable replay of the Monica Mess? No, thank you." Here's more:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Murdoch's 'N.Y. Post' Backs Obama, Rips Hillary
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