Hillary Clinton often complains about the negative opining of the media in regards to her, her husband and her presidential campaign so it has amused some, as shown at the Los Angeles Times Blog, to see that Clinton gave her traveling press corps some room to work, but it was that placement that has some laughing.
She put them in the men's room at the Burger Activity Center. One of those reporters was the Los Angeles Times reporter, Louise Roug, and they had tables set up for them right next to the urinals and were even fed tamales piled in the corner and candies served in paper cups.
One reporter showing a good sense of humor actually shouted out "Metaphor alert!".
The Clinton campaign, via spokesperson Doug Hattaway, made it clear , "These accommodations should in no way be taken as a comment on the quality of our media coverage."
[Update] Hat tip to Hot Air, we now have video of that bathroom scene!!! LOLOL
The second article from CBS makes one wonder if Hillary Clinton is throwing the Democratic party under the bus in her desire to win the nomination for presidency. (The video below shows the comment of concern to those supporters)
Clinton's comment that has Democratic supporters talking today, "I think you'll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say. He’s never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002."
Needless to say this has some Democratic supporters speaking out, one of which is Matt Stoller, an admitted Obama supporter as well as running a blog called Open Left, calls this an "irresponsible primary move."
America Blog shows a video of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC where he calls this comment of Hillary's "Unbelievable."
Even those that support Hillary Clinton agree that the complaint against Clinton's latest attack on Obama which does laud John McCain's experience, has merit, but at the same time points to those complaining and calling them hypocrites because they did not complain about the same type of attacks when aimed at Clinton.
The last of these examples shows the buzz, for lack of a better word, across the left side of the blogosphere and the reason that Democratic supporters are not pleased with this latest reark by Clinton.
But building up St. McCain before the general isn't hardball -- it's really dumb. It's damaging to the Democratic brand and it's damaging to the Democrats' chances in the fall if Obama wins. But perhaps most importantly, it's damaging to Hillary's candidacy if she's the nominee because St. McCain has a lot more experience than she does. In short, nothing good comes of this for anyone, except St. McCain and the GOP. It was dumb when Michelle Obama said she had to "think about" supporting Hillary. It's dumb now.
Almost all the talk about this has the same theme overall and that is that Hillary is forgetting that it isn't just a race against Obama but that there is a general election afterward that seems to be forgotten.
Just another day in America politics.