May 23, 2008

Thrill Kill Hill

Oh no, she didn't:

Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack Obama.

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing calls to drop out.

I never thought I'd see the day that a candidate would suggest that part of the reason she's remaining in the race is the possibility of her rival being murdered.

If someone informs her that the Obama assassination myth is merely media projection against "bitter" and "clingy" Americans, will she finally go away?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 23, 2008 03:40 PM

But Hillary isn't the first person to raise the issue. Didn't Michelle Obama herself initially object to her husband running because she feared he'd be assassinated?

Posted by: zuzuspetals at May 23, 2008 04:23 PM

Given the viral conspiracy emails, books, circumstantial evidence, laws of probablity, and the Clintons strong arm obstruction of investigations regarding their involvment with Vince Foster and a veritable laundry list of other former Clinton associates who have (often suspiciously and mysteriously) left the gene pool...she actually said this?


Posted by: Lamontyoubigdummy at May 23, 2008 05:35 PM

I dunno, I'm pretty tired of the obama campaign crying foul every other week. Does anyone really believe Sen. Clinton mentioned Kennedy because she thought Obama might be assassinated?! I honestly think she just wasn't thinking about the assassination part of that analogy, she was trying to make the point that the primary isn't actually OVER. Perhaps she's so singularly focused on winning that she wasn't thinking about that event in any other light but the fact that a new front-runner had to be chosen... which is rather in character for Ms. Clinton I think.

Posted by: K-Det at May 23, 2008 05:43 PM

Dang, that is one big, hairy hand holding the gun!!

Posted by: Chey at May 23, 2008 05:50 PM

Personally, I want Hillary to stay in the campaign. The longer she is in, the more chance of the Dems fracturing.

Posted by: C-C-G at May 23, 2008 06:08 PM

Agree with K-Det. I never felt she was implying anything about assassination. Why should she? No upside. She was just making a familiar historical reference, and subconsciously probably trying to ally herself with Bobby Kennedy's surging candidacy. More alarming in all this is the constant speech policing and offense-taking.

Posted by: Rein at May 23, 2008 08:29 PM

Wow, thank God for Rein and K-Det: after reading about this in various places all day, this is the first time (and twice in the same place) that I've found some people that feel about the same way I do about the comment.

Posted by: ECM at May 23, 2008 09:19 PM

Far worse than Hillary's assassination comment is the accompanying photo which displays her ignorance of firearm safety. With her finger on the trigger, who or what is she about to shoot?

It is unfortunate that so many of those who portray firearms as evil have so little experience with them. If Hillary actually spent some time at the range she would:

a) Learn proper firearm safety, and;
b) Realize that a firearm is a tool that can be used for good as well as evil.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton -- finger OFF the trigger!

Posted by: Just Askin' at May 23, 2008 09:30 PM

I'm no fan of the Hill but that's a crock and lot
of Bull about nothing.If someone is stupid enough
to whac the Ob the results will make Watts look
like a sunday picnic...As for Hill and the pistola
nice Photoshop...

Posted by: Gator at May 23, 2008 10:06 PM


You're right! I missed the photoshop. Unless Hillary's right hand has somehow transformed into a man's.

(Hmmmmm. Could be...)

Posted by: Just Askin' at May 24, 2008 12:10 AM

Unless Hill's got an extra joint between her wrist and her elbow, this is a photoshop, and not a very good one. The line of her forearm changes right at the end of her jacket. To say nothing about the size of the hand.

Not that this renders CY's story incorrect or irrelevant, mind you. He didn't suggest that the picture was legit, he's just using it as a visual on the RFK assassination reference.

Posted by: Ric James at May 24, 2008 08:19 AM

I was going to answer Just Askin's question

With her finger on the trigger, who or what is she about to shoot?
: she's thinking "Go ahead, Barry; now I want you to run..."

Posted by: Casey at May 24, 2008 01:37 PM

Everyone is forgetting Bill Clinton's mention of Bobby his speech to BBC some years ago.He almost went into tears over Bobby Kennedy. I personally thought it ws to cover up his involvement with the death of John Kennedy Jr. the typical Bill Clinton crying cop out, as when he faked a breaking voice on "wi-ife," when he said, "I hurt my wi-ife."I think Hillary meant, you never knowbut her dreaming under self probably meant, Obama might be murdered.

Posted by: barry titus at May 24, 2008 09:29 PM

I'll take HRC at her word, but still must point out how incredibly stupid and politically tone deaf this comment makes her out to be.

Any way you cut it, her comparison to the 1968 primary is BS, and to invite the assasination discussion was beyond foolish.

Put some marmalade on that toast.

Posted by: Old Dad at May 25, 2008 02:08 PM