...who needs fuck ups?
Hope08 over at DailyKos has a crackerjack diary where she points out how Obama is now hitting back hard at the Clinton "experience" meme. Here's the great quote from Senator Obama in an Ohio town hall setting:
Now, I have to say when it came to making the most important foreign policy decision of our generation – the decision to invade Iraq – Senator Clinton got it wrong. She didn’t read the National Intelligence Estimate, Jay Rockefeller read it, but she didn’t read it. I don’t know what all that experience got her because in my experience if you have a National Intelligence Estimate and the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says, 'You should read this, this is why I’m voting against the war,' then you should probably read it. I don’t know how much experience you need for that.
She didn’t first give diplomacy a chance. And to this day, she won’t even admit that her vote was a mistake or even that it was a vote for war. And so besides that decision to invade Iraq, we’re still waiting to hear Senator Clinton tell us what precise foreign policy experience that she is claiming that makes her prepared to answer that phone call at three in the morning.
Read Hope08's whole diary, especially the hilarious part where Penn and Wolfson are asked to define Hillary's seminal "foreign policy moment" and the there is a long moment filled with chirping crickets and the dropping of pins.