Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Looks Like Hillary Might Not Be Able To Play Both Sides

I love reading something like this. The "Clintons" got away with this type of obfuscation especially in the early '90's but with a change in how information is dispensed, playing both sides of the sword isn't quite so easy.


Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for an ideological cease-fire in the Democratic Party drew an angry reaction yesterday from liberal bloggers and others on the left, who accused her of siding with the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) in a long-running dispute over the future of the party.

Here's an example of how the old dogs of Clintonism don't quite get the new media:

John D. Podesta, who was White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, said he interpreted Clinton's remarks as critical of those on both sides -- centrists as much as liberals -- who would devote more energy to internal party battles than to confronting the right . But he said Clinton may have underestimated the bad feelings within the party. "I think she was trying to push the DLC back a little bit, but she walked into a crossfire maybe she should have realized was out there," he said.
Clinton Angers Left With Call for Unity

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