January 15, 2008

Birds of a Feather

Glenn Reynolds notes this from the Detroit Free Press:

The Michigan Democratic ballot is a sham that was rigged by Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband and her supporters to give the nation the impression that she's the leading candidate in Michigan, an angry former Sen. Don Riegle said Monday.

Riegle appeared at a rally in Detroit today to encourage would-be supporters of Barack Obama and John Edwards to vote uncommitted in Tuesday's primary. Riegle said he supports one of the two, but wouldn't say which.

"What happened in Michigan is not very different from what used to happen in the old Soviet Union," Riegle said. "The Clinton machine manipulated the ballot. They donít care how they win, only that they do. It's wrong and people need to know that."

I wonder... where would Hillary have learned such a vile trick?

Perhaps from one of Barack Obama's previous campaigns:

The day after New Year's 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice Palmer, the longtime progressive activist from the city's South Side. And they kept challenging petitions until every one of Obama's four Democratic primary rivals was forced off the ballot.

I presume former Sen. Don Riegle would support Edwards, then?

(Note: I vaguely recall another blogger brought up Obama's prior history earlier today, but I can't recall who it was to give them credit).

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 15, 2008 09:19 PM

The Democrats' election antics are finally coming back to haunt them.

Posted by: jec at January 16, 2008 08:19 AM

Their antics would only haunt them if the MSM reported on it, but they're getting a bye.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at January 18, 2008 11:48 AM