I woke up this morning to Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer going apeshit because Samantha Power, Obama’s senior foreign policy advisor, called Hillary Clinton a “monster.”
As I rolled over to wrap my head in my pillow, my first thought was: “So what? We all know that Hillary IS a monster.”
I stand by that thought.
From Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe:
there “seems to be a different standard in the Clinton campaign.” He cited supporter Bob Johnson, who alluded to Obama’s drug use in South Carolina; Tom Buffenbarger, president of the machinists’ union, who vitriolically trashed Obama in Ohio; and Tom Vilsack, who attacked Rudy Giuliani on the number of his marriages and the relationship with his children.
“It took them days to admit they were offensive comments,” Plouffe said of Johnson’s comments. And on Vilsack’s comments on Giuliani, there was “no action there,” Plouffe said. Clinton, Plouffe points out, never apologized for Buffenbarger’s remarks — calling Obama “Janus, the two-faced Roman god of ancient times” and attacking his supporters as “latte-drinking, Prius-driving, Birkenstock-wearing, trust fund babies” — at an event she was at and later followed him on stage.
“Apparently there are different standards here as it relates to people outside the campaign,” he added.
Yep. There ARE two different standards, as we all know. One for the Clintons, and another for the rest of us.