Friday, May 23, 2008

Not Good Enough

Clinton regrets Kennedy assassination remark

"I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever," the former first lady said.

This apology is not good enough Sen. Clinton. It doesn't demonstrate that you understand why the comment was so offensive. It's not that it was an insult to the Kennedy family. It's that it was a stick in the eye to a significant number of Obama supporters who seriously worry about just this possibility. You should acknowledge that your comment could be seen as using a potential assassination as justification for staying in the race. You should say that you did not in anyway intend that, but that you can understand why some might interpret it that way and that you are sorry for the pain your careless words caused.

And then you should drop out.

Update: Video statement from Clinton:

I'd actually forgotten that Clinton holds RFK's seat. Just a sad footnote to this stupid comment.


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