Well, what do you expect her to say?
When asked for her take on Hillary Clinton's big laugh at the Democratic debate that it took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush presidency and it may well take another Clinton to clean up after this one (good line, but in reality, I think we'll be cleaning up after Bush for a very, very long time.) Republican
hack...er, apologist, hmm...strategist Mary Matalin starts whining that every thinking Democrat knows it's not about Bush:
MATALIN: You know, this…even Democrats—thinking Democrats—this is not going to be a race about Bush. They have united, this party’s been united under one organizing principle for eight years: it’s anti-Bush. People are over it.
RUSSERT: But in a Democratic primary?
MATALIN: Even Democrats are over it. What are you going to do? What are you going to…and always, elections are about the future. They’re not about the past. She’s just…it’s just a…it’s cute, it was clever, but in the end, it was sophistry.
Sorry, Mary. As I look at the tatters of the Constitution whose bright promise brought my grandparents here many years ago; as I look over pictures of the horrors and brutality done in our name in the Middle East and places like Guantanamo; as I read over the decisions made by the Roberts Supreme Court that value corporations over citizens and read that in a time of war Exxon has posted record breaking earnings yet again; as I realize that most Americans are just one tragic circumstance from being homeless and bankrupt from medical bills, I must tell you that we are most assuredly NOT over Bush.
The candidate who can convince me that they can undo this damage is the one who will get my vote. YOUR opinion, Mrs. Iraq Study Group--given your enabling of all that I've listed above--disqualifies you from saying what is sophistry or not.