March 9th, 2008 04:37 EST
Hillary Clinton Is No Victim And Barack Obama Is No Ken Starr
"Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign compared rival Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday to independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr, the Clintons' chief nemesis of the 1990s.
Clinton herself declined to comment on the comparison, made by her chief spokesman in a conference call with reporters and also in a memo distributed by the campaign.
Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said, "Obama's statement that he plans to be more critical of Clinton's record is reminiscent of the attacks the Clintons endured during the investigations in the 1990s." (Quotation from the Associated Press.)
The worst insult that a Democrat can lob against a fellow Democrat is to compare him to Ken Starr, the independent counsel who was obsessed with uncovering Bill Clinton's sex life.
Obama has waged a tenacious but circumspect campaign that is beyond reproach. Hillary has more scandals than a dog has fleas, but Obama has refrained from using any of them against her. If Obama were a sex-obsessed misfit like Starr, he would have questioned Hillary's sexual orientation. But Obama is a gentlemen, who would never play the gay card against his opponent.
Barack is not mining the mud that the Clinton's wallow in, he is simply asking Hillary to release her tax records.
You would think that Hillary was a paragon of virtue, but she is the opposite: A politician who will do anything to gain power. In the last few weeks she has thrown everything, including the kitchen sink, at Barack Obama.
By comparing Obama to Starr, Hillary is attempting to portray herself as a victim. A bully always paints himself as a victim: Everyone hates me, that's why I took that kid's lunch money.
Hillary is not a victim and Obama is not Ken Starr. Hillary's machinations are so transparent; I hope voters are not deceived. A Hillary administration will plunge this country into scandals and malaise.