Wednesday, June 11, 2008

‘The Hottest Ring in Hell’

WHEN DID the Democrats grow spines? When Barack Obama became the presumptive nominee. This from Senator Richard Durbin, the man who encouraged Barack to run now instead of later.

Dick Durbin at the Maine State Convention

O'DONNELL (Watch Video): Can I ask you, too, about what Maureen Dowd wrote in today's New York Times about the Republicans targeting Michelle Obama. She wrote: "It's good news for Obama that Hillary's out of the race. But it's also bad news. Now Republicans can turn their full attention to demonizing Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama is the new, unwilling contestant in Round Two of the sulfurous national game of 'Kill the witch.'" What's your reaction to that?

DURBIN: Well, I know Michelle. She has been my friend and a friend of my wife for many, many years. She can take it. She can handle herself. She is a very accomplished person. But I will tell you this: the hottest ring in Hell is reserved for those in politics who attack their opponents' families. And if there are some Republican strategists that think that's the way to win the election, I think they are wrong.

O'DONNELL: Wow, well, there you have it. That's a line. Senator Durbin, very interesting, thanks for joining us. We appreciate it.

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1 comment:

BigAssBelle said...

durbin has a spine. it's a welcome fact considering the fact that most in congress are slithering about like amoebas.