Ed Driscoll

Barry Verses The Borgias

With his “the big difference [between] here and in ’94 was you’ve got me” crack, President Obama manages to snub both the last Democrat to grace in the Oval Office, and also his wife, the current secretary of state.

Naturally, Bill Kristol is reaching out for the former president’s take on this situation: “Bill Clinton–Call Our Office!”

Regarding President Obama’s extraordinary “Well, the big difference [between] here and in ’94 was you’ve got me” comment to Arkansas congressman Marion Berry: Well, in ’94 they had Bill Clinton–who had won statewide in a pretty conservative state (Arkansas) something like seven times, and who was the fourth challenger in the 20th century to oust an incumbent elected president, following in the footsteps on Wilson, FDR, and Reagan. Clinton got on the wrong side of the voters in ’94, but recovered and was the first Democrat re-elected to the presidency since FDR. Judging from this comment, unless Obama’s instinct for self-preservation overcomes his egotism, and his ambition subordinates his narcissism, Obama won’t be the second.

Meanwhile, my colleage Matt Continetti has left a message with President Clinton’s spokesman at the Clinton Global Initiative requesting an interview. President Clinton–this is no time to be a shrinking violet. Call Matt at 202-293-4900. He’ll be glad to talk.

I hope President Obama has a skilled food taster these days — nobody’s heard from Bobby Kennedy in ages.

And speaking of the distaff half of the Borgias Clintons, the Rhetorican goes P.U.M.A. hunting. Say, what is the difference between a P.U.M.A. and a cougar, anyhow?

Related: How damage can Obama inflict on the country between now and 2012 that pleases his far left base, and alienates absolutely everyone else?

This much.