Maureen Dowd Column Incites Hillary-Obama War of Words
Apparently, David Geffen of Dreamworks and a thoroughly loaded dude, has lost his affection for the Clintons.
Once, David Geffen and Bill Clinton were tight as ticks. Mr. Geffen helped raise some $18 million for Bill and slept in the Lincoln Bedroom twice. Bill chilled at Chateau Geffen. Now, the Dreamworks co-chairman calls the former president “a reckless guy” who “gave his enemies a lot of ammunition to hurt him and to distract the country.”
And then this.
They fell out in 2000, when Mr. Clinton gave a pardon to Marc Rich after rebuffing Mr. Geffen’s request for one for Leonard Peltier. “Marc Rich getting pardoned? An oil-profiteer expatriate who left the country rather than pay taxes or face justice?” Mr. Geffen says. “Yet another time when the Clintons were unwilling to stand for the things that they genuinely believe in. Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it’s troubling.”
OK, so what, you may say, and you may well be right. But understand, Geffen is leading the Hollywood fund-raising effort for Barack Hussein Obama. Ah, well, Hillary!'s team lept into full attack response.
Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson released the following statement this morning: "While Senator Obama was denouncing slash and burn politics yesterday, his campaign's finance chair was viciously and personally attacking Senator Clinton and her husband.
"If Senator Obama is indeed sincere about his repeated claims to change the tone of our politics, he should immediately denounce these remarks, remove Mr. Geffen from his campaign and return his money.
I love that if only for its sheer absurdity. Wolfson knows that Obama's not going to return any more of that money than I have winged rectal simians. Nor would Hillary! do so if (I should say when, 'cause it's gonna happen) similarly challenged.
"While Democrats should engage in a vigorous debate on the issues, there is no place in our party or our politics for the kind of personal insults made by Senator Obama's principal fundraiser."
I love Obama's people's retort, a carefully couched political way of saying "bugger off."
“We aren’t going to get in the middle of a disagreement between the Clintons and someone who was once one of their biggest supporters. It is ironic that the Clintons had no problem with David Geffen when was raising them $18 million and sleeping at their invitation in the Lincoln bedroom. It is also ironic that Senator Clinton lavished praise on Monday and is fully willing to accept today the support of South Carolina State Sen. Robert Ford, who said if Barack Obama were to win the nomination, he would drag down the rest of the Democratic Party because he's black."
I love it when Dhimmicrats attack their own. Now that's entertainment.
UPDATE: Now, apparently, Bill Richardson, that (along with Dennis Kucinich) back-of-the-bus Dem candidate, thinks Barack Hussein Obama should denounce Geffen's remarks.
I say, keep it going. Gives us all something to watch now that football season is over.