October 19, 2003

One Big Happy Family

Not everyone is happy about Hillary!'s upstaging The Nine at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner next month:

"Outrageous," one Democratic source said. This is not the first time a Clinton overshadowed the field in Iowa. In September, the candidates schlepped to Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry to play supporting roles in former president Bill Clinton's show.

But, it's not like she's running for the job or anything like that:

[Iowa] State party Chairman Gordon Fischer insists the candidates should actually be thrilled. "This is the penultimate statement that she is not running herself," he said of the former first lady, who remains the dream candidate of many party loyalists.

Maybe some party loyalists need to wake up and smell the coffee. On the other hand, either Mr. Fischer doesn't know what "penultimate" means, or he's laying the groundwork for Hillary! to go ahead and let everyone know that this wasn't one of the promises she meant to keepafter all.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 19, 2003 11:42 AM