Hillary stands strong behind Bill Shaheen
by wahoopaul, Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 06:30:13 AM EST
The Clinton campaign announced today that Billy Shaheen will stay on as co-chair of their New Hampshire campaign. They're standing strong behind Shaheen, who yesterday told the Washington Post that Barack Obama might be a crack dealer.
Will Obama challenge Hillary on this during the debate? Will Edwards challenge Hillary? I'm betting that they both do. Hillary will have a prepared (and canned) apology ready, but if Obama refuses to accept it, that could cause some fireworks.
I have a recommendation for Obama. I think he should say the following:
"These types of Rovian tactics have no place in our party. What's next? Are you going to accuse me of having fathered a black child?"
Each day that Billy Shaheen remains as Clinton's NH chair is another day that they implicitly condone these types of attacks.
PS: Not that I'm whining. I think this issue is MARVELOUS for Obama. It really helps frame Hillary as a sleazy and desperate candidate. This scandal is Hillary's Katrina, and Billy Shaheen is Michael Brown.
Crossposted at Democrats Against Hillary