Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'll Pour It, Hillary Can Serve It…

Jesse Jackson, Jr. national Obama Campaign co-chair earns himself a Big Gulp with this shit:
In an appearance today on MSNBC, Jackson said that Clinton's "tears" -- none actually fell from her eyes -- are something that "we're still analyzing within the Barack Obama campaign." "Those tears also have to be analyzed," Jackson said. "They have to be looked at very, very carefully in light of Katrina, in light of other things that Mrs. Clinton did not cry for, particularly as we head to South Carolina where 45 percent of African-Americans will participate in the Democratic contest, and they see real hope in Barack Obama."

[...] Asked whether he was suggesting that Clinton's "tears" were "staged," Jackson said he wouldn't go that far -- but then suggested that there are things in the world worth crying over, and that whatever got Clinton going wasn't one of them.

Hey, Jesse, I don't recall crying about Katrina, but I cried like a goddamn baby at the end of "Children of Men." Got a problem? Funny thing about emotions, you can't always control them. Kinda like now—I can't help but to call you an asshole.

Put a fucking leash on this guy, Obama, or cut his ass loose.

UPDATE: Video...


S.W. Anderson said...

I'm with you. He's not doing Obama any favors.

What's more, I don't want senators or a president sitting around going through Kleenex when there's an emergency. I want them dealing with whatever it is.

Deb said...

Did they have a snot cam on her or something?

It's gotta be pretty brutal to wake up in the mornings and realize a huge chunk of the world hates you for absolutely no real reason other than you're kind of a loudmouth and you have girlie parts. Most people have given her very little opportunity to prove who she really is under that helmet hair and choose instead to believe what other people say about her. (Nevermind that she's done a great job playing into their hands.) But she is human. That moment wouldn't make me vote for her in and of itself, but I believed it was real.

steves said...

I thought her response was genuine and human. There are plenty on the right that do not like her, but I haven't seen much of an attack from them on this subject. Most seem to think it was not a big deal, though a few wondered if it would hurt her like when Edmund Muskie cryed during the 1972 primary season.