James Carville has managed to get his delusional insults into the Washington Post:
Last Friday the New York Times asked me to comment on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president. For 15 years, Richardson served with no small measure of distinction as the representative of New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District. But he gained national stature -- and his career took off -- when President Bill ClintonUnited Nations and later made him energy secretary. appointed him U.S. ambassador to the
So, when asked on Good Friday about Richardson's rejection of the Clintons, the metaphor was too good to pass by. I compared Richardson to Judas Iscariot.
Matt Yglesias, who formerly pointed out that Hillary Clinton is no Jesus, still has the best take on this:
I imagine that many of the people Bill Clinton appointed to executive offices believed, as Richardson no doubt believed, that they were getting something more than patronage job offers. They believed they'd been selected for reasons that had at least something to do with their merits and that accepting didn't imply a commitment beyond service to their country and the administration for the duration of their appointment. Are we supposed to take it for granted that anyone who's not prepared to back a Michelle Obama 2024 presidential campaign ought to decline a position in Barack Obama's cabinet?
Be gone, Clintons!