Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Hillary's Odd Victory Lap in Indianapolis
By John W. Lillpop
Hillary Rodham Clinton may very well be a damnable socialist, congenital liar, and conniving bitch, but I hasten to point out that she has her faults as well.
For instance, take her curious victory speech in Indiana Tuesday night.
At the time Hillary addressed her supporters and the nation, she had just suffered a double digit scalding in North Carolina and it was still "too close to call" in Indiana, a state she was supposed to win!
If that is the Democrats' idea of "victory," November may turn out far better for Republicans than is widely forecast.
A sports analogy may be useful.
In August of 1951, the Brooklyn Dodgers held a 13+ game lead over their archenemies, the New York Giants. In the infamous words of Dodger manager Chuck Dressen, "The Giants Is dead!"
But lo and behold, the fortunes of the two teams inexplicably reversed and the entire season boiled down to a single playoff game in the Polo Grounds in early October. The one game playoff would decide the pennant and the National League's entry against the New York Yankees in the World Series.
In the bottom of the ninth inning of the fateful game, the Dodgers held a 4-1 lead and seemed sure to advance to the Fall Classic. But the Giants chiseled away until the Dodgers brought in Pitcher Ralph Branca to pitch to Giant slugger Bobby Thompson.
On the second pitch from Branca, Thompson launched the "Shot Heard around the world," a three-run home run that gave the Giants the pennant and a trip to the World Series.
If Ralph Branca had been as addled as Hillary, he would have called a press conference after the dust settled in the Polo Grounds to announce a Flatbush celebration to crown the Dodgers spectacular win on the way to the World Series!
The big difference is that baseball is a kid's game played and watched by grown men, whereas presidential politics, especially in 2008, are literally life and death for America and the American people.
Word of wisdom to Hillary: Concede the game to the man from Illinois. You have had your moment in the White House. Now it is time to pass the torch to the next generation of Democrats and let the black player get a shot at the winner's circle!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:43 PM