If you got your West Virginia primary coverage from MSNBC, then you know:
1) Hillary Clinton is thisclose to becoming “the Al Sharpton of white people,” per Chris Matthews, what with all of her talk about “white people” and her “so loosely say[ing] ‘hardworking white workers’” (a step up, for sure, from another recent Hillary Clinton comparison: Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, likening Clinton to Glenn Close’s bunny-boiling Fatal Attraction character).
2) To Keith Olbermann’s eyes, the Clinton campaign’s fundraising efforts are thisclose to becoming:
OLBERMANN: I don’t want to use the term Ponzi scheme, but if we were not talking politics and the chance for a pay off for people who were investing or donating to the campaign were as little as it is for those people donating to Senator Clinton, we might use the word pyramid or Ponzi scheme. At what point does it become some sort of political scam to be insisting to people this can happen when the odds are the proverbial odds of passing the camel through the needle?
TIM RUSSERT: Terry [McAuliffe, Clinton’s campaign chairman] tried to frame it the last three days, with all his appearances on TV shows, anything is possible. As long as there’s a possibility, everything is done with the most noble intentions.
3) And, speaking of McAuliffe and his “anything’s possible” TV appearances, McAuliffe reminds Pat Buchanan of Baghdad Bob while Buchanan’s co-commentator, Mike Barnacle, thinks McAuliffe is “now on the verge of becoming the second most horribly annoying person in American politics” (I missed who received Barnacle’s first prize.)
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.