Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bob Herbert Chides Clintons for Rovean Tactics

Bob Herbert of the New York Times, in today's column, assembles a damning portrayal of what the Clinton surrogates have done - specifically Andrew Young and Bob Kerrey. He asserts that the Clintons not only knew what they were doing, but were aware of the corrosive effects and pursued this anyway.

In a line that made me think of Karl Rove, Herbert wrote -
It makes one wonder whether they have any understanding or regard for the corrosive long-term effects — on their party and the nation — of pitting people bitterly and unnecessarily against one another.
A relative suggested to me the other night that Hillary Clinton is not Machiavellian. Machiavellian is defined as: "cunning and unscrupulous: using clever trickery, amoral methods, and expediency to achieve a desired goal, especially in politics."

Well, if the Clinton's behavior this last week isn't Machiavellian, I don't know what is.

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