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I am an unapologetic conservative. My opinions have been formed by decades of observation of human myopia.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Losing and the Hail Mary

Clinton watchers believe there is no such thing as an accident with them. Everything is calculated. This is not to say that they don't make mistakes. But they seldom take mis-steps.

It is highly likely that Hillary's most recent "gaffe" was not a "gaffe" all. Rather it may have been a considered attempt to raise a point about Obama's electability without mentioning the "R" word.

So Hillary is chastised for what she can write off as a insensitive comment, referring to RFK's assassination as a reason for her to defer her concession.

The subliminal idea, however, is that Barack Obama may be at risk. Why would that be, and she would not be at similar risk? Could it be because Barack is black? So, in case you had forgotten, this comment reminds you - without actually saying it.

It is a lot easier to say (with a tear in one's eye and quiver on the lip) that you were only reflecting on that very sad moment in American history, than it is to explain a blatant reference to race.

At a certain point in the game, the defensive end decides it is better to be penalized for pass interference than to allow a touchdown, especially when there is a chance you will get away with it if you are adept enough.

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