It’s as if Jehovah Himself is fed up with Team Hillary’s bullshit.
Because what happened today is like a bucket of ice-water dumped over Sen. Clinton’s head. It will shut down the Clinton campaign’s Obama-bashing apparatus for the rest of this week... at minimum.
All eyes are now on New York’s Gov. Eliot Spitzer... whoremonger.
What does Spitzer’s fondness for high-priced call girls have to do with Hillary Clinton?
Two things. Number one: Gov. Spitzer is a “superdelegate” committed to Hillary. If he resigns the governorship in disgrace... no more superdelegate he. (And you know how important these superdelegates are to Sen. Clinton’s convention strategy.)
Number two: From what I see on cable news, the talking heads aren’t shy about saying that Eliot Spitzer’s shame is reminiscent of President Clinton’s “Oral Office” shenanigans with Monica Lewinsky. The self-destructive impulse... the uncontrolled sex drive... the arrogance of power...
All of a sudden, Bill Clinton’s disgrace is pushed back into the news cycle.
Hillary has had nothing to say publicly about the downfall of her ally, Gov. Spitzer. But the next time she gets in front of reporters, you can bet she’s gonna be bombarded with questions about it.
And there’s no way she can spin this to make Barack Obama look bad.
UPDATE (03/10/08): If Spitzer does resign, a black man – Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson – will become governor of New York. Paterson is already a superdelegate, and he endorsed Hillary last May.