Thursday, May 22, 2008

NY Governor Paterson Says Hillary "Tonya Harding" Clinton's Showing 'Desperation'

There may be hope for him afterall.

From TPM Election Central:

Top Hillary Supporter Says She's Showing "Desperation"
By Eric Kleefeld - May 22, 2008, 5:07PM

Here's some audio of a stunning rebuke that a top Hillary supporter gave her in response to her comparisons of the Michigan/Florida controversy to the country's historical civil rights struggles.

The supporter, New York Governor David Paterson, said flatly on a local radio show that Hillary was starting to show "a little desperation."

"I would say at this point we're starting to see a little desperation on the part of the woman who I support and I'll support until whatever time she makes a different determination," Paterson told a New York radio station, clearly weighing his words very carefully.

On the Michigan primary in particular: "You have to rule out the undecideds in Michigan. You have to assume she won 100 percent to nothing in Michigan. I don't think anybody in their right mind would do that, nor would they see it as a civil rights issue."

Well, I guess the Black folk here aren't the only ones a little peturbed by Hillpatine's assertion that Michigan and Florida was some big Civil Rights Issue.

1 comment:

Andre said...

I get the whole definition of "desperation". But I'm not so sure that -- in this context -- Gov. Paterson is using the term as a diss; per se.

Still, it was interesting for Dave to at least suggest that Hill kill all that nonsense about Michigan and Florida.