It's not pretty, this nomination process for president. It's plenty enlightening, though.
I was away for a couple of days and look at all the fun we're having. We have the sainted former president being accused of McCarthyism. And we have this report linking the passport file peeking back to a guy who advises the Obama campaign. And we get high drama when Bill Richardson, who most people assumed would be a loyal Clintonite given his long history with them, endorsing Obama, prompting the ever-excitable James Carville to compare Richardson to Judas Iscariot. I guess he'd already used the trailer park line about Paula Jones.
Meanwhile, Hillary gets some love from The Nation for her claim that she's always opposed NAFTA. This, of course, after Obama goes through a fun little minuet about his anti-NAFTA credentials.
And all of this after the weeklong contretemps over the Right Reverend Wright and his kind thoughts about many of his fellow countrymen and the speech that was either bullcrap or brilliant, depending on how you view the world. Meanwhile, we learn that the church bulletin had a nice endorsement of Hamas.
Bottom line -- what the Clinton and Obama campaigns are doing to each other is more than just scorched earth. They are razing the villages, pouring salt on the land and adding toxic ooze dredged from the bottom of the Fox River.