Sunday, November 18, 2007

B. Hussein takes a shot

LAS VEGAS -- Barack Obama is starting to slip into his speeches a disputed account of a secret 20-year plan for both Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton to win the White House.

“I’m not in this race to fulfill some long-held plan or because it was owed to me,” Obama told a gathering of Nevada Democrats after Thursday night’s Las Vegas debate.

That was a veiled reference to an account by biographers Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta that the Clintons sealed a “secret pact of ambition” to both win the presidency, which has been vehemently denied by Clinton advisers.

Asked if Obama was referring to the pact, a spokeswoman replied: “Barack Obama has not been mapping out his run for president from Washington for the last 20 years like some of his opponents.”

Clinton spokesman Blake Zeff responded, “This is an odd statement, considering that the number of people who say Senator Obama talked about running for president as a youngster seems to grow daily.”

Joe Kennedy wanted his oldest son to become America's first Irish Catholic president. When he was killed in WWII the duty to fulfill that ambition fell to Jack. Bill Clinton met JFK as a teenager and was so impressed that he determined from that point that he would one day become president. Rudolph Giuliani was such an admirer of Robert Kennedy that he vowed to one day become America's first Italian Catholic president.

There's nothing wrong with having a goal and working toward that goal as long as the goal is worthy and the means used to achieve it are not dishonest.

What makes the "Clinton bargin" wrong is that it consists of a devil's pact between two evil people to use any and every means to achieve an objective whose ultimate outcome will be to harm the United States of America.