Ed Driscoll

Rage Against Russert

Jonah Goldberg explains “Why The Hillaryites Hate Russert“:

John Podhoretz (remember him?) offers an answer to my question. Basically, he says it goes back to the 2000 New York Senate race. It’s a good answer, but I’m not sure I buy it. I think JPod helps clarify why Hillary hates Russert. But what I want to know is how anyone can seriously attack Russert’s drivers license (and other) questions from the Philly debate. I think the answer lies far from her personal animosity. If it would help her get elected, she’d say Tim Russert is on her short list to be Vice President. I think the answer lay in a certain carefully honed sense that the Clintons should be treated like royalty combined with a strategic desire to paint her as a victim (and thus help goose the women’s vote). I also think