Forget Sarah Palin's answers to nowhere with Charlie Gibson. There has been a deafening silence coming from the soon-to-be second most powerful woman in America, if she doesn't quickly get off her ass. Yeah, I'm talking about you, Ms. Clinton. With all due respect, where the hell have you been?
Loved, loved, loved your speech in Denver. You had the perfect pitch and said all the right things. And, while we're on the subject, Bubba's was great too. But that was three weeks ago and what have you done lately, now that the whole campaign-like-hell-for-Obama thing would really help?
For the record, we can both probably agree, with 20/20 hindsight, that you'd have been the better pick in a screwy up-is-down post-Palin world. Sure, even Obama can probably admit that now, but the fight is real, and this Democratic sure thing seems like it could slip away. So let's talk about what you can do now! How about some press conferences outlining why Ms. Palin doesn't speak for—or deserve the votes of—your constituents. That would be a lot better than a fresh run of 'Sarah Palin is a Cunt' T-shirts.
HuffPo blogger Lisa Gans had this to say about you stepping up and taking the fight to Alaska—and I couldn't agree more. But time is running out. McCain is already masterfully playing this final end run, tossing out anvils and oil slicks all across the bridge to nowhere and the Dems are appearing like the hapless Coyote minutes before the end credits. Please, Hillary, speak now, speak forcefully, and speak effectively.
If you don't—and I really didn't want to go here . . . again—we'll all have to give in to our stubborn, persistent suspicions that you were never really backing Barack, and that you can't wait to get to 2012. Say it ain't so, girl.
P.S. Ms. Clinton—If you insist on a more dramatic concession by the Obama camp, there's always this approach. Obama-Clinton 2008!
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