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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hillary Rides Again

I'm not saying every Democratic Senator has to agree with Obama on FISA so as not to make him look bad.

And maybe it's a sincere thing, but Hillary has to relish this just a little bit. She gets to put out a strong statement as if it were written by Glen Greenwald himself:

In my judgment, immunity under these circumstances has the practical effect of shutting down a critical avenue for holding the administration accountable for its conduct. It is precisely why I have supported efforts in the Senate to strip the bill of these provisions, both today and during previous debates on this subject. Unfortunately, these efforts have been unsuccessful... Congress must vigorously check and balance the president even in the face of dangerous enemies and at a time of war. That is what sets us apart.


So...to recap, she gets to look principled after it was clear the bill was going to pass anyway (and there is no general election need for her to tack to the center).

And she gets a not so subtle "I told you so" in there for the netroots and their ilk.

Look, I don't trust her sincerity after this campaign, so I don't appreciate how she is making Obama look.

But in the end, my uneasiness stems from the fact that Obama did this to himself, and this is the first time I've allowed myself to feel that.

Courtesy of Hillary.

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