“Nobody will out-mud the Clintons.

Newt Gingrich

I suggest that David Geffen be made an honorary Snarker.   While I neither patronize his movies nor endorse his left wing politics, Geffen appears to have broken the MSM taboo not discussing Mrs. Clinton’s charater, or lack thereof same.

Maggie Haberman, in the New York Post,  discusses Gingrich’s broad side in Mrs. Clinton:

Newt GingrichMarch 1, 2007 — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton “a nasty woman” who runs an “endlessly ruthless” campaign machine.

The ironic part is that Gingrich’s slam of Mrs. Clinton was set up by a media attampt to smear Rudy GiulianiL

Asked whether Americans are ready to elect Rudy Giuliani – a leader, the questioner noted, whom Ed Koch had called a “nasty man” – Gingrich shot back, “As opposed to a nasty woman?”

The Clintons have been accustomed to having it both ways.   They issue public statements deploring the “politics of personal destruction” while at the same time whallowiing in it.

Peggy Noonan

At the Democratic forum in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Mrs. Clinton if Mr. Obama should renounce Mr. Geffen’s remarks. She answered, “I want to run a positive campaign” and referred to “the politics of personal destruction.” Every time she gets in a spot, she pulls that one out. And for good reason: It has always worked. It works because it confuses people. Is this the boys beating up the girl? Are they sticking her pigtails in the ink well? Is Geffen mean? If Obama is nice, shouldn’t he make sure everyone is nice?

As Dan Rather might  say, if he were a conservativ:

“You don’t wear a white dress to a mud rassling”

Expect Think Progress to whine about Gingrich’s “smear.”

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