Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11:54 AM
Here, in part, is how Geffen testified about his political conversion as reported yesterday by Maureen Dowd of the New York Times:
Everybody in politics lies, but they [the Clintons] do it with such ease, it’s troubling…. God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton? Obama is inspirational, and he’s not from the Bush royal family or the Clinton royal family.
Meanwhile, instead of being the belle of this Hollywood ball – as she and Bill clearly felt she was entitled to be – Hillary was reduced to issuing a patently jealous, fatuous and hypocritical statement admonishing Obama to “denounce Geffen and return his money”.
That said, I am not at all impressed by these celebrities who are suddenly becoming morally indignant about the Clintons’ political venality now that Obama offers them a more virginal vessel in which to pour their noblesse oblige. After all, some of us have been raging against their pathological lies for over a decade. Indeed, I was inspired to declare my own disaffection after former Clinton advisor George Stephanopoulos – who now hosts the ABC News political program “This Week” – chronicled his conscientious objections to Bill and Hillary’s co-presidency in his 1999 book, All Too Human.
Therefore, I admonish Obama to beware that where it’s politically sensible to take their money, it would be politically foolish to take the endorsements of these fickle celebrities too seriously or to become too enamored of them – as the Clintons clearly have become…much to their chagrin..
Finally, I warned Obama (in the Related Articles linked to below) about the dirty tricks the Clintons would deploy to derail his campaign. And, true to form, they have already planted stories insinuating that because his middle name is “Hussein” and he attended grade school in Indonesia, he must be a closet Muslim Jihadist who cannot be trusted to be president of the United States. Never mind that Obama is a devout Christian who attended an entirely secular public school in the most pro-American Muslim country in the world.
So, just imagine what scurrilous slime the Clintons will unleash when Obama reduces Hillary’s lead in the polls to a single digit….