"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it."
Celtic Diva commented on Hillary Clinton's remarks, made yesterday - and, apparently, a few times before - about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Sr, within minutes of his 1968 California primary victory.
It was, like the assassination of JFK, Bobby's older brother, the killing of MLK, the Pearl Harbor attack, the 9-11 attacks, one of those moments. As Gryphen at The Immoral Minority puts it in his blog entry about Hillary's "Macaca moment," "Do you remember where you were when Hillary Clinton's campaign self destructed?"
When I heard about HRC blowing it yesterday, I was helping the Obama table folks at the Alaska Democratic Party Convention with an electrical cord problem. Nobody went "Whoopee!" We just stood there, shaking our heads, sort of wondering, as Linda at Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis wondered, should this be "the last straw" for 50-odd super delegates?
I spoke with Alaska super delegate Blake Johnson from the Kenai Peninsula about this. He just shook his head too, walking off to finish up some committee business.
Both Alaska blogs referenced above have extensive video links to coverage of HRC's fatal day. Figuratively, of course.
The Immoral Minority also reports that, even as HRC continues to NOT apologize to Barack Obama for her very strange remarks, Barack is going to stand in for the ailing Sen. Edward Kennedy at tomorrow's commencement at Wesleyan University. My niece, Margot Munger, who is an Obama volunteer, will be among those graduating at Wesleyan. Go, Margot!
I love it when the Alaska progressive blogs can cover an issue as important as this extensively, with dozens of html hyper-links and embedded video from multiple open sources, while the Anchorage Daily News utterly neglects it. But today's print edition of the ADN does say "We'll be blogging from the state Democratic Party convention in Palmer. For an inside view, check our Alaska Politics blog through the afternoon." I can't find a similar statement in their on-line edition this morning.
That's it for now - off to the fair grounds, to admire the ADN bloggers' inside views! heh...