Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You have just said the secret word, Alice. You have just won a trip to the moon.

Let me say this - I'm with most of my bloggy friends, most recently Blue Gal, in that it's well past time for Clinton to pull the plug on her campaign. It's near mathematically impossible for her to win the nomination despite yesterday's victory and drawing out the contest is just hurting the party's chances against McCain.

Here's an analogy that I think works pretty well-

This primary has taken the form of a knock-out, drag down fight with your spouse. There's been screaming, swearing and even the occasional accusation of infidelity or flirting with that McCain guy that lives down the street. Once in a while there's even an empty threat of divorce.

Occasionally this fight takes the the form of what might be considered hitting below the belt. Words are taken out of context. That old friend from college who tried to break you and your spouse up comes up yet AGAIN even though you haven't talked to him in years.

On rare occasions you find yourself sitting on the porch next to the dog, pouring your heart out to him. So you goofed up the laundry a little bit. So what? It wasn't your turn to do the laundry anyway, you made dinner. What's the big deal that you mixed the reds with the whites? It was just underwear. What does she care if it's white or pink? It's not like she's wearing it out in public and, well, um...


It seems to me that a lot of us are kind of feeling like this fight is going on longer than usual and are getting impatient for the make-up sex. That is, as they say, the best sex of all.

But as long as we're on the porch with the dog there will be no make-up sex.

In the meantime some of us try and tide ourselves over by the candidate masturbation offered at Taylor Marsh on the one side or Daily Kos on the other. Let's face it; this will never be a good substitute for the real thing.

So forgive us if we seem a tad impatient to get to the good part. Who can blame us? Nobody enjoys fighting. There's make-up sex to be had and there are things that are much, much more important than pink underwear.


Don Snabulus said...

According to one article I read, Clinton would have needed a 25% margin here, 20% in three other states, and pretty much win the small states to even have a chance. She must know this, so:

1. She and her husband are as megalomaniacal as the GOP always said they were.

2. She is acting as a de facto McCain campaign manager in order to make sure the neocons stay in power one way or the other. She does like the Iran crazy talk.

Either way (or any 3rd, 4th, or 5th ways) stinks.

Dean Wormer said...


Yeah. The math just doesn't work and she has to know that. Part of me held out hope that she was waiting to win Penn to acknowledge the math and bow out gracefully. Obviously that was too much to hope for.

As for your menu- I take a little of column 1 and a bit of column 2 with the "she wants to run against McCain in 2012" as a plausible reason.

What I'm hoping is after NC and Indiana the SDs will shut this thing down. Please, please!

Dr. Zaius said...

It doens't matter what color the underpants are - as long as they are happy underpants!

Dean Wormer said...

Agreed. Happy underpants are the best.

Swinebread said...

I'm losing hope...

Swinebread said...

I'm losing hope...

Life As I Know It Now said...

My hubby woke up this morning and told me his dream. He dreamt that Clinton won the nomination and then won the presidency. He was really happy because he felt she would never start a nuclear war so the world was safe for four more years. The funny thing is, he likes Obama and plans on voting for him so this dream flipped him out.

Freida Bee said...

Oh, silly Dean. You forgot about the stubborn period between when the fighting ends and the hearts soften enough for makeup sex to be possible. We are in that time.

Dean Wormer said...




I think Clinton would be a great president. I just happen to think Obama would be even better.

Dreaming of a McCain presidency on the other hand would be a nightmare.


You're right. It's time to calm down and take back some of the mean things that've been said. On both sides.