In today’s Boston Globe the front page points to a pair of stories about the politics of personal destruction and the politics of concealment. But unbelievably, not a single Republican is involved.
First, the story of an interview taken in the UK by the British paper the Scotsman of Obama confidant Samantha Power. The Globe’s story omits the full quote. Here it is:
"We f***** up in Ohio," she admitted. "In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win.
"She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything," Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.
Ms Power said of the Clinton campaign: "Here, it looks like desperation. I hope it looks like desperation there, too.
"You just look at her and think, 'Ergh'. But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive."
A classic Kinsleyan gaffe.
Next the story that the Clintons will not release 1000 pages of documents related to the 100+ pardons that the Clinton administration gave on its last day in office, including one to fugitive financier Marc Rich. No mention in the Globe that the Clintons have also refused to make public their recent tax returns.
This is “change we can believe in”, huh?
Republicans can expect more of the same on a daily basis until July.
Take another deep breath, Dems.