Here's an old Clinton hand on Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama:
" 'An act of betrayal,' said James Carville, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton and a friend of Mr. Clinton. "Mr. Richardson's announcement came right around the anniversary of the day whenn Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic.' "
As someone who has been approached several times over the years and asked if I was James Carville--yes, really; no, I don't see the resemblance--I've always felt a certain kinship with him. I can be nasty and mean-spirited, too, just like him. And it's always been nice to know that the Democrats have someone who can match the nastiest of the right wingers in any venom-spewing contest.
But the act is tired. His issue is personal loyalty, and he'll savage anyone who crosses his line. If Obama wins, it would be nice to think Carville would get flushed out of the Democratic Party for good.
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