I admit to being part of the “Hillary is formidable” contingent but sometimes I listen too much to the Republicans and not enough to her. Rudy in his recent Georgia radio interview made a point to highlight her own rhetoric directed at Gen. Petraeus, which may have been more sophisticated but was no less insulting than the MoveOn.org NY Times ad.
The Rudy team sent this around to make it clear that the nasty language is not just a Moveon.org phenomenon:
“Well, I was quite impressed with General Petraeus’ testimony and Ambassador Crocker. I’m an admirer of General Petraeus. I think he’s taken a very difficult situation, he’s moved it in a direction in which we are now seeing, you know, some significant success. Although there is also a long way to go. But, gosh, this is a very difficult situation – you can’t expect the man to have turned this around completely in five or six months. I think he has been put through some horrible attacks. I think MoveOn.org trying to, you know, equate his name with betrayal, is one of the more disgusting things that has happened in American politics. And I think the failure of the Democratic candidates to really condemn that, given how much money MoveOn.org spends on behalf of Democratic candidates, which is millions if not hundreds of millions, is really, I really think it’s very, very unfortunate. And also, they sort of play into it. Hillary Clinton said yesterday, I think, said to General Petraeus, ‘I think the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.’ I don’t know what she’s trying to say when she’s accusing a general of the ‘willing suspension of disbelief. ‘”
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