There’s at least one Democrat laughing at Sen. John Kerry’s failed “joke” about the uneducated ending up stuck in Iraq — I believe he was actually referring to President Bush since the remark was preceded by other jabs at the president – and her name is Hillary Clinton.
Well, she’s not so much laughing at the comment as at the senator. If she was ever worried that Kerry might be an impediment to her coronation as Democratric presidential nominee in 2008, and I doubt she was, she can rest easy now. Kerry’s gaffe will haunt him indefinately, and he’s finished as a national candidate. He swift-boated himself.
It’s just the latest example of the Clinton luck, the strange, mystical, unexplanable something that always causes things to break the Clintons’ way. Kerry’s self-immolation follows the withdrawal from presidential consideration by former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, who some saw as a possible problem for Hillary. And let’s remember that one reason Hillary won her Senate race in the first place is because then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who might have defeated her, had to drop out due to prostate cancer. More Clinton luck.
During Bill Clinton’s presidency, when his polls just keep rising higher with every despicable revelation about him, I developed what I call “The Clinton Principle.” It works like this: “Every politically-relevant event that occurs eventually plays out in favor of the Clintons.” Kerry is just its latest victim. The coronation proceeds full speed ahead.
The Clinton’s may not have counted on Barak Obama entering the race, but if the Clinton luck doesn’t somehow sink him, they will. First they will have to destroy him; then they will have to rehabilitate him so he can be named #2 on the 2008 ticket. Tricky for mere mortals, but a piece of cake for the Clintons.
Vice President Dick Cheney was right when he said Hillary will be a formidable presidential candidate. The kind of luck that has already removed Warner and Kerry from her path may well sink her GOP opponent as well.
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