March 31, 2008

If only the New York Times had Nexis

The blogoweb is burning up over arch-Clinton hater Richard Mellon Scaife's reassesment today. The New York Times calls it "a striking about-face.": "His sudden conversion from fervid Clinton basher to lukewarm Clinton fan occurred after Mrs. Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, sat down for a 90-minute interview with reporters and editors of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper owned by Mr. Scaife."

Wait, sudden conversion? From one 90-minute interview? That's not what I read in the Times back in February, 2007.

Christopher Ruddy, who once worked full-time for Mr. Scaife investigating the Clintons and now runs a conservative online publication he co-owns with Mr. Scaife, said, “Both of us have had a rethinking.”

“Clinton wasn’t such a bad president,” Mr. Ruddy said. “In fact, he was a pretty good president in a lot of ways, and Dick feels that way today."

As for the conservative response to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, Mr. Ruddy said, “The level of intensity and anger toward Hillary is not getting to the level that it was toward Bill Clinton when he was president.” He added, “She has moderated and developed a separate image.”

Not an original observation, but Scaife has been trying for more than a year to ensure that the Republicans will run against Clinton in November 2008. Sorry, pal, ain't gonna happen.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


It's now official. Barack Obama is the Democrat in this race and Hillary Clinton is the Republican.

So, instead of "swiftboating" this election, we'll be "scaifegoating"?

greed vs hope - who is who nobody knows

I saw the Rapture Ready ad above. May I comment here? It will be much faster than imagination allows.

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