David Kirkpatrick

March 25, 2008

Democratic official compares Clinton to Tonya Harding

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:45 pm

And we all know what a classy broad Harding is.

From the link:

l just spoke with a Democratic Party official, who asked for anonymity so as to speak candidly, who said we in the media are all missing the point of this Democratic fight.

The delegate math is difficult for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, the official said. But it’s not a question of CAN she achieve it. Of course she can, the official said.

The question is — what will Clinton have to do in order to achieve it?

What will she have to do to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, in order to eke out her improbable victory?

She will have to “break his back,” the official said. She will have to destroy Obama, make Obama completely unacceptable.

“Her securing the nomination is certainly possible – but it will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding option.'” the official said. “Is that really what we Democrats want?”

The Tonya Harding Option — the first time I’ve heard it put that way.

It implies that Clinton is so set on ensuring that Obama doesn’t get the nomination, not only is she willing to take extra-ruthless steps, but in the end neither she nor Obama win the gold.

(In this metaphor, presumably, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would be Oksana Baiul. Does that make former President Bill Clinton Jeff Gillooly?)

– jpt



  1. For Obama its a great alternative to the Vince Foster option.

    Comment by ringwormed — March 26, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

  2. Hillary doesn’t stand a change against McCain. No more Clintons and Bushes in the White House! 20 years is enough (28 if you count first Bush as VP)!

    Comment by jaredude — March 27, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

  3. Depending on the facial expressions, Tonya Harding might make a good double for Hillary Clinton

    Comment by Joe — February 26, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

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