The greater evil

Some correspondents don’t grasp the reality of the Lizard Queen:

One questioner asked Clinton if her track record showed she could stand up to “evil men” around the world.

“The question is, we face a lot of dangers in the world and, in the gentleman’s words, we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men,” Clinton said. She paused to gaze while the audience interrupted with about 30 seconds of laughter and applause.

Of course, they left out the part about how her nictitating membranes closed over her eyes and the way in which her eerie, unblinking gaze turned the first four reporters to stone.

It’s not her background that equips her to deal with evil and bad men, it’s her reptilian heritage. Assuming that by “deal” you mean “to eat raw”.

As for the political aspects, if she follows up her call to have American troops out of Iraq by the end of 2008 with a convincing pretense at limiting immigration and policing illegals, she will have sewn up the presidency before the campaigns even begin in earnest. I suspect the reason Giuliani is still sitting on the fence about entering the race is that he is well aware that it’s all but over already and he has no desire to play Bob Dole’s role of sacrificial lamb.