► Too Funny!
Earlier today, ABC News posted a story saying Karl Rove fears Hillary as a general election candidate.
Here's a clip:
Electoral maps put together by the consulting firm helmed by Karl Rove, and obtained by ABC News, show Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, to be a stronger general election candidate in a hypothetical general election match-up against Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., than Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.
Via ABC's Political Punch:
Subsequently, Hillary gave a stump speech in Kentucky were she said:
"There's been a lot of analysis about which of us is strong to win against Senator McCain."
"And just today, I found some curious support for that position, when one of the TV networks released an analysis done, by of all people, Karl Rove, saying I was the stronger candidate.
Someone even posted a diary on this site, touting Rove's fear (flip charts included).
I thought sequence was rather transparent and humorous - watching a post-Mississippi, panicked Karl Rove running around like a headless chicken, planting "double-super-secret inside information" with ABC News; desperately trying to influence Democratic voters away from Barack Obama.
But I was wrong. It's sillier than I thought.
See, Rove and Clinton worked together to run this pale scam.
I just found out it was the Clinton campaign who planted this story - and Terry McAuliffe confirmed it on MSNBC.
You guys are soooo tricky ;-)
The GOP FEARS Barack so deeply, they will even provide the Clinton campaign direct assistance.
Terry McAuliffe: We've just seen a release from Karl Rove's office, I'm sure you've seen, the electoral college map, Hillary Clinton does much better than Senator Obama. Hillary Clinton wins the general election, Senator Obama doesn't. And I think for these super delegates, at the end of this process, Norah, who has the best shot of winning the general election. [SIC]
Norah O'Donnell: You know, it's funny that you mention that, because I did get this release, essentially from your office...
Terry McAuliffe: Yeah.
Norah O'Donnell: What are you guys doing citing Karl Rove?
Terry McAuliffe: Well, he sent it out to Republicans. A good Republican friend sent it out to us.
► So there you have it:
1. Rove sends the charts to Terry (either directly or using a cutout).
2. Terry then distributes the charts to the press.
3. ABC News (and only ABC News) publishes the charts.
4. Hillary then feigns shock, saying the pressdug-up the inside information, thereby implying the polls are authentic, not propaganda, manufactured for public manipulation.
The only problem: Norah blew the grift on LIVE TV, and Terry confirmed it.
► Classic Flim-Flam, using a scoop-hungry, unscrupulous media as the shill.
► Tinker to Evers to Chance!
► In reality, this is how Bush worked the phony, Iraq purchased yellow-cake uranium claim into the 2003 State of the Union address - using British Intelligence as the shill, who laundered clearly fabricated Niger documents.
► Gawd, I'm gonna miss you, Terry. You're the most bumbling operative, since Inspector Clouseau.