Unlike many of her rivals for the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary refuses to say her clear support for the Iraq invasion was a mistake:
“It is a gnawing, painful sore,” she said of Iraq. “People are beside themselves with frustration, and I understand that completely. We are trying in the Senate to set forth a strategy that has the best hope of getting the president’s attention.”[snip]Mark Penn, Mrs. Clinton’s chief strategist, said in an interview: “It’s important for all Democrats to keep the word ‘mistake’ firmly on the Republicans and on President Bush. Senator Clinton has been very clear that we, as a party, should keep the focus on Bush — these were his mistakes. Ultimately that’s very important, not just for her, but for the entire Democratic party.”
So, talk about Bush, but not Iraq. Who else doesn't want to talk about Iraq? Guess.
We heard this same crap from Emanuel and Schumer in the runup to '06, before Ned opened a can of whupass on the party and changed the whole national conversation.
Hey, DC Dems: this is not your party. It's our party. Our house. We get out the vote, and our vote is not for sale.
Say somethin' else smart to me!