Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday 3-31

I've decided to "mis-speak" about my personal history from now on. If Hillary Clinton can embellish what she has done in the past--with plans to apologize only when caught lying--I should be able to do the same.

So from now on, I was an all-state basketball star at Bay Port High School who dated and married the head cheerleader. I went on to graduate first in my class with a Masters and a Doctorate from UW-Madison in a double major of Political Science and Quantum Physics.

I'll never forget the April I beat Tiger Woods in a thrilling six-hole playoff to win the Masters as an amateur. I still remember Tiger telling me how intimidated he was by my talent as he slipped the green jacket over my shoulders.

When Al Gore invented the internet, I was there throwing the big switch. I also gave Steve Jobs the idea for the Macintosh Computer--not to mention the IPod--and I helped the guys at Google develop the search engine.

That reminds me of a great night when I filled in for John Lennon in that big Beatles reunion concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The lads even agreed to sing some of the songs I wrote for Queen as well.

As a journalist, I broke the story about Watergate, Monica Lewinsky and I filed live reports from one of the planes that hit the Twin Towers. I keep my Pulitzer Prize in a drawer somewhere here in the newsroom. Wouldn't want to seem pretentious.

I think you get the point. If Hillary Clinton actually did "mis-speak" about her arrival in Kosovo in FOUR different speeches this winter, where did this false memory come from? Does Mrs. Clinton suffer from delusions (other than those of grandeur)? Should she be on some medications to treat them? Or has she convinced herself that there really were snipers around the airport--since that story may help her become President?

It's just another sign of the disturing desperation that drives the Clinton campaign. She and her supporters know this is an "all or nothing" shot at the White House because if another Democrat wins the race--she is shut out for eight more years. It's why they plan to take the campaign all the way to the convention. They know there likely won't be another chance after this.

Margaret Dowd had an interesting opinion piece in the New York times last week. She postulates that the Clinton camp is trying to so undermine support for Obama among fringe Democratic voters that he will end up losing to John McCain--putting Hillary on the sidelines for just four years instead of eight. Now there is no way that the Clintons would think they are bigger than the party--and that their personal ambitions superscede what is good for Democrats as a whole?

Anyway, there is still a long way to go in the campaign. I figure by June, Hillary will have taken credit developing the atomic bomb and landing on the moon. Nobody has video footage of those events right?