Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hillary Channels Rudy
Invoking the spirit of the long dead Giuliani campaign, Sen. Hillary Clinton invoked 9/11 five times in ABC's televised "debate". She used that tragic day in an attempt to tie Obama to it along with his pastor and his remarks following that day that America was to blame for the attacks. The Reverend Wright blamed America because of it's lopsided foreign policy in the Middle east and was not nearly as damning as right wing Reverends Falwell and Robertson who blamed it on America's embrace of gay rights, among other things.
This has led to my formulation of what I like to call "Scannon's Law", a variation on Godwin's law, that a politician, when backed in a corner, will always try to align themselves with the forces of good by invoking 9/11, while aligning their opponent with the forces of evil that "attacked" us that day.