February 22, 2008

"A sprawling, top-heavy campaign organization splurged on posh hotels and pricey consultants..."

And you want to run my country?

49 comments:

TMink said...

"And you want to run my country?"

Oh my yes, yes, more than anything.

Trey

Kev said...

But I thought American politics were so corrupt that the candidate with the most money always won. That's what President Forbes told me.

JDAXC said...

And former President Perot........

William S. said...

Ditto McCain who blew his entire wad in similarly wasteful ways.

AJ Lynch said...

Yeah it was not the shrill candidate, it was the poorly run campaign. The Spin Starts Now!

joe said...

Now we won't know if the Clintons were planning to return the furniture and stuff they stole from the White House when they left in 2000.

PatCA said...

It starts at the top. I've worked on campaign (Bill's, for one) and when the candidate is not focused, the underlings aren't either. When the campaign is run by staff whose sole qualification is the money they can raise, you get poor management. Hillary patched this whole thing together on her loyalist machine and didn't want to listen to Bill's "White Guys." The girls know how to do a lot of things, but winning a race is apparently not one of them.

garage mahal said...

Deli sandwiches bought from a low end grocery store? And you want to run MY country? I think not!

With the Clintons, anyone can be a pundit. It's like a kindergarten art student, anything splattered on paper gets an A.

Agreed Ann, this should be a deal killer.

caplight said...

BTW Hy Vee is not a "low end grocery store." Maybe it's not Whole Foods but is a regular grocery store, (and especially if it's in West Des Moines fairly new, found all across the mid west. What an east coast snob description.

Gotta go now. I have to go to my "low end grocery store" here in the wealthiest county in Kansas and pick up a few things. I guess I didn't realized how deprived I was when I grocery shop.

gail grimmel said...

Half the country is not willing to vote for her, and recent polls show that she would lose blue states to Senator McCain if the election were held today. After her debate performance yesterday, and her comments this morning on the morning shows, I don't think she will stay in past March 4. I think it is in conservatives best interest to have this thing drag on as long as possible, and that is why as a Texan, I will be voting for Hillary. The longer this thing drags on, the more it exposes rifts in the Democrat party. My fear with Obama is that the media will not allow us to attack the unwarranted messianic hype associated with him without labeling us as racists. I also think Obama's coattails could be dangerous and that we could return to dominant one party rule. I think its important for conservatives to remember that we are STILL dealing with the repercussions of one party rule with the anti-family decisions of the Warren Court and the bloated bankrupting entitlement programs of the New Deal and Great Society. It is obvious that Obama's reign WILL produce even more disastrous spending and anti-family activist judges. 30 years down the road, I would hate for conservatives to be celebrating minor victories in eliminating bells and whistles from otherwise still in-tact massive entitlement programs. I know all of us rejoiced at Sarkozy's victory in France, but remember, he didn't win on dismantling entitlement programs, he won by agreeing to get rid of the minor bells and whistles associated with them. That is a depressing "victory" to say the least.

cross posted at obama4infanticide.blogspot.com

Roger said...

Might be worthwhile to go back and read Brad DeLong's critique of HRC as health care czar. Looks like she really didnt learn any managerial lessons from that debacle. DeLong's critique of her managerial abilities looks pretty damn accurate.

Bissage said...

[The Spirit-of-Elections-Yet-To-Come stops beside one little knot of Hillary-for-President campaign supporters. Observing that the Spirit's hand is pointed to them, Hillary advances to listen to their talk.]

FIRST SUPPORTER: "No, I don't know much about it, either way. I only know her campaign is dead."

SECOND SUPPORTER: "When did it die?"

FIRST: "Last night, after the Texas primary-caucus, I believe."

SECOND: "Why, what was the matter with it? I thought it’d never die."

FIRST: "I dare say so did she."

SECOND: "What has she done with her delegates?"

FIRST: "I haven't heard. Left them to her daughter, perhaps. She hasn't left them to Obama. That's all I know."

[Laughter.]

SECOND: "It's likely to be a very cheap funeral, for upon my life I don't know of anybody who’ll go to it."

FIRST: "Oh, I don't mind going . . . so long as a lunch is provided. But I must be fed . . . [pats tummy] . . . or else I stay at home!"

[More laughter.]

[The Spirit and Hillary depart.]

Michael_H said...

The Clinton campaign has burned through $116 MILLION dollars of donated funds thus far.

They spent $95,000 for DELI SANDWICHES on one day in Iowa.

And still there are people who want to give HRC control over federal budgets and expenditures??

We'll get change, alrighty. We'll earn $1, and get to keep $.35 after paying the taxes for the non-stop proliferation of new government programs, each designed to buy votes for HRC using money earned by the working people she purports to support.

Theo Boehm said...

Feeding your supporters IS expensive.
I hear the Obama campaign is planning on loaves and fishes next time.

cold pizza said...

Next time, let them eat cake. We all know how THAT ended. -cp

joe said...

"We'll get change, alrighty. We'll earn $1, and get to keep $.35 after paying the taxes for the non-stop proliferation of new government programs, each designed to buy votes for HRC using money earned by the working people she purports to support."
This is correct, and applies not only to Hillary but to every Democrat and many Republicans as well.

blogging cockroach said...

you know i was supporting hillary more out of fear
of getting squashed by the clintons et al than any other motive
but i have changed my little 960-brain-cell mind

spending 95,000 dollars on uneaten baloney sandwiches
is the finest thing any presidential candidate
no --any-- political candidate
has ever done for cockroaches
i am jumping on the keyboard writing this
with tears in my little beady eyes
and i think i can say on behalf of iowa cockroaches
and cockroaches everywhere
thank you mrs clinton
we look forward to you being in the white house
and the federal govt supplying sandwiches
for me and all my fellow cockroaches
please dont forget the mayonnaise

Middle Class Guy said...

It would have been cheaper to hand out cash outside the caucus sites. At least that is the way Dems did it in the past. Free beer was also a great method when voting places were in taverns.

In the old days a ham sandwich could have got elected. Today, the ham sandwich gets indicted.

Middle Class Guy said...

I forgot. How much of the 95k did the deli kick back?

Trooper York said...

Mayonnaise on baloney? What are you a communist?

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper York said...
Mayonnaise on baloney? What are you a communist?



You come here often and you had to ask that?

Trooper York said...

I know, I know but that's the first Protestant cockroach I ever ran into. Jeeez. Don't they know about mustard in jesusland. You know I was in Katz's deli on the lower east side and some woman ordered a pastrami on rye with
Mayonnaise. Well the waiter Scholmo's head just exploded like in Scanners. His yamika was hanging from a light fixture. It wasn't pretty.

dbp said...

blogging cockroach: You know what they put on French fries in Jesusland instead of ketchup?
Trooper York : What?
blogging cockroach: Mayonnaise.
Trooper York : Goddamn.
blogging cockroach: I've seen 'em do it, man. They fucking drown 'em in that shit.

Mortimer Brezny said...

When you're a white woman running in the Democratic primary and the Drudge Report has a day of coverage on your campaign with the title "Race War!"... you got problems.

Palladian said...

Suggested NY Post headline: CAMPAIGN HILLARY CHOKES ON HAM SANDWICH

Bissage said...

Oh, Mama!

knoxwhirled said...

she purports to support

you're a poet
and you don't even know it

TMink said...

Well, here I am in Jesusland wondering what to call you guys up there.

Any suggestions?

Trey - who saves the mustard for his hot dogs

Original Mike said...

Out here the store is called hy vEEEEEEE! Get the pronunciation right.

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper,
France is the problem. Too many people go there, eat in French restraunts or buyt those French cooking books. The French put mayo on everything. These are the same people who lament everytime the French get mad at us over some nonsense. They just luuuuuuuuuuv France.

Now, mayo does have its place, but not on every damn thing. What next? Mayo on BBQ?

I'm surpirsed Schlomo did not call in a Mossad hit squad.

Blake said...

I think we need more information: Was it one $95,000 sandwich or 95,000 $1 sandwiches?

Palladian said...

"I'm surpirsed Schlomo did not call in a Mossad hit squad."

Been to Katz's lately? It's more like Pedro than Schlomo.

Crimso said...

I really like mayo on my fried egg sandwiches.

Middle Class Guy said...

Now real Communists, not the French styled, put Ketchup on hot dogs. These people should be shot on sight.

former law student said...

Hy-Vee's are nice; a lot nicer than Safeways. BTW Safeway and Albertson's drove Jewel and Dominick's right into the ground.

But that's a lot of ham and cheese. I guess her fans didn't like her enough to organize pot lucks.

Trooper York said...

"Been to Katz's lately? It's more like Pedro than Schlomo."

You know you are right on. I haven't been there in, ghee I don't know, maybe five years or so.
So I don't doubt that the same thing happened there that happened all over New York. But even Pedro would be outraged. What's right is right.

And Trey, jesusland is a lefist construct so don't take it personally. I just thought that the blogging cockroach bats from the left side of the plate and would enjoy it.

I love the baby Jesus and accept him as my personal bartender.

Pogo said...

Real communists can't afford Mayo, much less mustard.


Vodka, however, is plentiful, cheap, and necessary.
But them sammitches be right soggy.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Been to Katz's lately? It's more like Pedro than Schlomo.

Oh, snap. That is so true. The cutters are all Latino.

Palladian said...

"Oh, snap. That is so true. The cutters are all Latino."

The waiters are still the mean old Jews, but then who gets table service at Katz's?

The Latinos know how to handle big salami, I'll give them that.

Bissage said...

I have a question.

Is it bigoted to pronounce it "Lah-TEEN-ohth" just for laughs?

Really, I need to know if I'm doing something wrong.

After all, I only do it because I heard it first from Maria Hinojosa.

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper York said...
I love the baby Jesus and accept him as my personal bartender.


I love my bartender and accept him as my personal savior.

Mortimer Brezny said...

The Latinos know how to handle big salami, I'll give them that.

I don't go to Katz's on Thursdays after hours, so I don't know a damn thing about that.

downtownlad said...

That's right. Ann prefers that the government use our hard earned money to have the Justice Department investigate porn instead.

TMink said...

Hmmm, well, nobody really had any ideas what us hayseeds in Jesusland could call you obviously superior yankees. So I asked the fellas at my faovrite cigar store.

Pig fornicators was the hands down favorite.

Take no offense, it is just a red state construct.

Cheers! And oink oink.

Trey

blogging cockroach said...

i dont know what dtl said has to do with anything
i thought i was the master of random remarks
anyway i want the govt to spend your hard earned money
on baloney sandwiches for me and my friends
with mayonnaise

Trooper York said...

Trey we New Yorkers will not take offense. In my single days when I was out and about and looking for some poontang, it was always my goal to go for the pigs and not the dogs. So Pig fornicators is both descriptive and accurate. By the way, did the new shipment of Dutch Masters get to your cigar store yet? All the best.
Trooper.

TMink said...
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TMink said...

I really laughed out loud Trooper! Good response, you are ok in my book! Anyone who can take it has a right to give it in my opinion. Carry on!

Actually, the conversation at the cigar store was funny too. Some of the offered retorts were over the top, but pig fornicater was chosen as it does not include the other f word. It was a "What would Jesus do" insult!!!

The cast of characters included a Russian Orthodox priest, me (a psychologist,) a drunk Vandy student, a session guitar player, and a CPA. You would have enjoyed the banter if you could have understood the accents!

Thanks for the fun.

Trey

Trey

Trooper York said...

Amen brother.