Friday, May 23, 2008

Randell Beck Comments On Clinton Remarks

I haven't been able to find this on the Argus Leader site but Washington Post political blog The Fix provides us with Argus Leader executive editor Mr. Satire's (aka Randell Beck) statement regarding Hillary's comments.
Here's Beck's statement:

"The context of the question and answer with Sen. Clinton was whether her continued candidacy jeopardized party unity this close to the Democratic convention. Her reference to Mr. Kennedy's assassination appeared to focus on the timeline of his primary candidacy and not the assassination itself."

And this isn't the first time that Hillary has brought up the RFK assassination. Back in March she said this:
TIME: Can you envision a point at which--if the race stays this close--Democratic Party elders would step in and say, "This is now hurting the party and whoever will be the nominee in the fall"?
CLINTON: No, I really can't. I think people have short memories. Primary contests used to last a lot longer. We all remember the great tragedy of Bobby Kennedy being assassinated in June in L.A. My husband didn't wrap up the nomination in 1992 until June. Having a primary contest go through June is nothing particularly unusual.

As the Time article points out, Hillary mis-speaks in her apology given today where she said that the Kennedy reference was because of Ted's recent health issues being on her mind which wasn't the case back when she first said this in March. Also the whole preface of her argument of her husband's campaign being in doubt in June is also wrong, he had it wrapped up by March.

Maybe she was still upset over her infamous Bosnia sniper fire incident...

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