Hillary's Killer RFK Quote Stuns Pundits
She shouldn't 'be elected dog catcher,' one gripes
Posted May 24, 2008 3:10 PM CDT
Hillary’s RFK gaffe certainly has people talking—and most aren’t being too kind.
- Michael Goodwin of the New York Daily News calls it “an X-ray of a very dark soul” that considers murder just another strategic possibility. Hillary has shot her chance at being vice president, he writes: “She doesn’t deserve to be elected dog catcher anywhere now.”
- Steve Benen labeled it mere “molehill politics" in the Carpetbagger Report. Clinton was only talking about the election calendar, yet her argument still misleads: Kennedy was killed in June, but that race began in March.
- Hillary’s excuse, that she’s been thinking about Ted Kennedy, doesn’t fly either, Karen Tumulty writes in Time magazine, because she made nearly identical statements a couple of months ago.