She's at it again. In her latest column in the New York Times, Maureen Dowd imagines a secret conversation between Hillary Clinton and John McCain. They are congratulating each other on sabotaging Barack Obama's campaign.
In the dead of night in a small hideaway office in the deserted Capitol, a clandestine meeting takes place between two senators with one goal.
They grin at each other as they lift their celebratory shots of brutally cold Stolichnaya.
“Our toast to The One,” they say in unison, “is that he’s toast.”
“Obama should have picked you, Hillary,” John McCain tells her. “It isn’t fair, my friend. But it just makes it easier for me to whup him.”
“Don’t worry, John, I’ve put it behind me,” Hillary replies. “I’m looking toward the future now, a future that looks very bright, once we send Twig Legs back to the back bench.”
They chortle with delight.
Later, in Dowd's fantasy, it turns out that Hillary was the mastermind behind the Paris Hilton ad.
And Bill Clinton is doing his part, too. He was praising McCain's energy policy in a speech at the National Clean Energy Summit on Tuesday. Wait! That part is true. Yes, he also praised Obama's energy policy, but said that McCain and Obama would be equally good on energy matters as president. Is this the way that the Clintons will be campaigining for Obama? By praising him AND praising McCain. Thanks for the help, Clintons, but no thanks.