But I think I'm gonna have to go ahead and let off some steam here, because some of Clinton's more prominent supporters, even after the announcement that she'd be formally "suspending" her campaign this weekend, are continuing to go out of their way to be out-and-out Costco economy-sized douchebags. Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton and frequent TV surrogate for the Clinton campaign, brutally sodomized the meanings of words such as "fact," "undisputed," and "compromise" throughout the primary season, and then this past week took it upon himself to call upon Obama to choose Clinton as his running mate. A short time later, BET founder Robert Johnson -- who went so far as to drop a coy little allusion to Obama's drug use as a teenager on the campaign trail -- joined in and wrote a letter to Obama endorser Rep. James Clyburn telling him to get Obama to put Clinton on the ticket.
Then today, another vocal Obama opponent stepped up with a demand: Geraldine Ferraro, who did her best Rush Limbaugh impersonation back in March by claiming that Obama was only doing so well in the primaries because he was black, now thinks Obama should pay off Clinton's substantial campaign debts.
After a long primary season, the Clinton campaign’s expenditures have far exceeded the amount of donations it has received so far, and the campaign has accumulated debt of more than $19 million, according to campaign finance reports. Much of that debt consists of unpaid salaries and bills to vendors.
When questioned about Clinton fundraisers being asked to join the Obama campaign, Ferraro told The Hill, “These are the people raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. I would hope that [Obama] would do the same thing with his fundraisers to pay off Hillary’s debt.”
Boy, that's some kind of nerve, ain't it? It's basically like they're saying, "Hey, druggie! Black man! Yeah, you, Captain Affirmative Action! You better pick our candidate as your VP -- oh, and pony up some cash while you're at it."
I guess it's a good thing for the Democratic Party that Obama is too classy a person to respond to these people with the contempt and snark that they deserve -- if it were me in his position, I'd be tempted to respond in a manner similar to Jesse Jackson in a certain episode of "South Park":