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Friday, May 23, 2008

How Hillary Sealed Her Fate: Chalk Up Another One to the Power of the Unconscious

Here's what she said today:
"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it."
Hillary, no doubt, is horrified that she said this. But what makes it so damning and what makes it the final sign that it is time for her to quit is that this statement reflects the desperation of her own inner rationalization, today uttered despite herself. This simply reflects the fact that there are some things we can want too much. And Hillary wants to be President too much.

And, now, of course, she can never be VP--which seemed like a possible outcome over the past few days. The takeover today by an outraged unconscious made that impossible. Go home, Hillary. Rest.

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