This is the kind of thing that is making it easier and easier to choose sides in the Democratic campaign:
"CANTON, Miss. - Hillary Clinton's campaign furthered its efforts to portray her as a political victim Thursday when a top aide likened Barack Obama and his vow to take a new aggressive tone to Kenneth Starr, the Whitewater special counsel whose wide-ranging investigation of Bill Clinton's administration led to his impeachment. [...]This was actually in response to Obama's pushback against sleazy Clinton attacks trying to tie Tony Rezko's illegal influence peddling in Illinois to the Obama campaign.
In a conference call with reporters, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said that instead of discussing national security and the economy, Obama has chosen to attack Clinton.
"I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president," Wolfson said."
And she's going to compare Obama to Ken Starr for suggesting that she make her personal history as transparent as he has with his own past?
If the Clinton campaign believes they can generate some Dem sympathy with some weak-ass push back in drumming up memories of Republican smear campaigns, then they need to find a new dealer, because that dope their smoking is not doing them any favors.
This is a grotesque miscalculation on their part. Memo to Clintonistas: We disliked Ken Starr because he was a political tool of the radical right in their attempt to cheapen our republic's institutions.
To compare Barack Obama to Ken Starr is to make light of the danger posed by a power mad and vaguely insane GOP leadeship, and make it the equivalent of just another meaningless campaign ploy.
It diminishes the actual damage the Ken Starr investigation did to the country and to the rule of law. Thanks Hillary. You have officially signaled that the Ken Starr investigation was really nothing to worry about when you conflate it with simple political posturing during a political camnpaign.
The Clinton people have pissed me off for the last freekin' time and I am now officially tired of holding my nose to vote for them.
I hope Obama buries these people.