Talk about a bombshell. Of course, it’s a Drudge “exclusive,” which usually means it’s fabricated and meant to cause trouble. But sometimes he’s right, and since he has such a huge audience this is surely going to get a lot of play.
Official Washington and the entire press corps will be rocked when Hillary Rodham Clinton is picked as Kerry’s VP and a massive love fest will begin!
So predicts a top Washington insider, who spoke to the DRUDGE REPORT on condition he not be named.
“All the signs point in her direction,” said the insider, one of the most influential and well-placed in the nation’s capital. “It is the solution to every Kerry problem.”
The whole long “exclusive” is an interview with this anonymous source, who could well be Drudge’s dry cleaner. All I’ll say is that Kerry could make worse choices, like Gephardt. But not much worse. If things aren’t polarized enough already, just imagine what bringing a Clinton onto the ticket will do. I don’t even want to think about it. To the wingnuts, Hillary’s nothing less than the Antichrist, even more sinister and evil than Kofi Annan.
UPDATE: In fine form, Wonkette counters that the GOP is considering bumping Dick Cheney for Santa Claus.
Official Washington has fallen in love with the idea, says a well-placed elementary school student. And while some claim to have spotted Kris Kringle leaving the Clarendon headquarters of BC04 early this morning, the campaign continues to deny that they will bump Cheney to pursue what one analyst calls a “very Northern strategy,” and another simply dismissed as “polarizing.”
St. Nick’s connections to the birthday of Bush mentor Jesus Christ would seem to put Claus on good footing with evangelical groups, yet some close to the campaign worry that when it comes to politics, he wobbles like a bowl full of jelly. (“Like he really holds people to this naughty/nice thing. When’s the last time someone actually got a lump of coal in their stocking?” snipes a consultant.) Others say his party affiliations are dubious. Kringle campaigned vigorously to eliminate the estate tax and has given generously to GOP causes; still, a White House insider says that deep down, “I always figured he was a lib — with his giving ways, his environmentally sound transportation, his hippy beard, and bright red clothing.” But, as another source said, “It still makes more sense than McCain.”
Developing. . .
Now that is one funny lady, and she has the Matt Drudge style down to the letter.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.