…I hardly even noticed. But Charles Krauthammer did, as the folks at Rightscoop note:
Krauthammer can’t make heads nor tails of Bill Clinton’s backtrack today on repealing the Bush tax cuts:
“I think a concise way to summarize that is it depends what ‘is’ is. I mean I write for a living and I’ve edited in my day and I’ve edited some lousy copy but I can’t make heads or tails of this. It’s really uneditable. In fact in psychiatry there’s a term if you get a raving psychotic who comes in the door and makes no sense, you say he’s speaking in ‘word salad’. This is ‘word salad’ with a vinaigrette on top.”
Krauthammer eventually translated Clinton’s backtrack as “I’m under duress. Don’t pay any attention to what I’m saying.”
I think it was when Bill said — exactly as Corey Booker said — that “Barack Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life,” that I knew Clinton’s brain had been reprogrammed in Manchuria.
Or worse, Chicago.
By the way, yet another fun change from 2008 — back then, Obama-supporting Democrats demonized then-72 year old John McCain as being too old to be president, a curious insult from a party obsessed with the memory of FDR from the 1930s and filled with Senatorial dinosaurs such as Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy (both still very much alive in 2008), Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Charlie Rangel, and who seek to appeal to senior citizens and their rent-seeking agencies, such as AARP. Today, Obama’s inner circle are now calling the 65-year old uber-boomer Bill Clinton too old.
Good work, which I’m sure will be loved by elderly voters — keep on flucking that chicken, fellas.