Sunday, August 17, 2008

Obama to Gen. Clark: Thanks, But No Thanks

Gen. Wesley Clark has not been invited to the Democratic National Convention. Yes, you read right.

According to the Huffington Post, "
General Wesley Clark's office [says] he has not been asked to play a role at the Democratic National Convention. [He] has been given no role of any kind at the convention [and] was informed by Barack Obama's people that there was no reason [for him] to come." This despite the fact that one of the convention's themes is "Securing America" and the good general, having been highly decorated and served as, oh, I dunno, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO makes him uniquely qualified to be a strong presence at the event. But no.

What the fuck is this shit? Not cool. Cowardly, lame and foolish is what it is. How do you exclude a respected, stand-up, military man, and one-time
HRC supporter, who because of all of these things can score you major points with various constituencies? What a critical faux pas! What's next? "Going positive" at the convention, like they did in 2004. Grrrr.

And while we're on the subject of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

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