September 16, 2012
Will John Edwards Be The Next To Campaign For Jay Inslee?
disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer — or as we like to call him, Client #9 —
held a fund-raising event for gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee.
disgraced former President Bill Clinton held another fund raiser for Inslee. (The
article does not mention whether Clinton, who waged a years-long, personal war on women,
mentioned that issue, but I wouldn't be surprised if he did.)
I begin to see a pattern, and suspect that disgraced former senator John Edwards
will be next in this sequence. And why not? Edwards isn't very busy these
days, and I am pretty sure he could draw a crowd.
(Old timers may wonder whether disgraced former Washington senator and Carter cabinet member
Brock Adams might also show up for Inslee. And he might have, if hadn't passed away
some years ago
I suppose there might be some personal downside in this pattern of support. I
can easily imagine that one of Inslee's respectable relatives might wonder, even aloud,
whether Inslee has any nice friends.
Cross posted at
Jim Miller on Politics.
(Of the three, Clinton behaved the most disgracefully, in my opinion. And I am not
even talking about his most famous sins.)
Posted by Jim Miller at September 16, 2012
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Just a reminder: It would be tempting to be more specific about their sins than would be appropriate for a family site like Sound Politics.
Please don't. Instead, keep your comments suitable for everyone, including"sprogs".
The world seems to be a very confusing place for you, Jim -- so I'll try to explain this one.
Inslee is happy to accept Bill Clinton's help because Bill Clinton is very popular, especially around here. This may disappoint you, but it's true.
This simple explanation may also help you understand why you won't be seeing John Edwards. And it explains why you won't be seeing George W. Bush at a McKenna fundraiser.
Let me know if I can help you out with any other political mysteries.
3. Personally I am not disappointed that Clinton and Spitzer campaign and fundraise for Inslee, it goes to his character...which is lacking. The boy is dumb as a post. Just like when he gave all of his left over camapaign donations to his wife and relatives when he lost his last Governors campaign back in '94. Clinton may impress the Scottd's of the world, but Inslee with out his handlers is JOKE.
Positive attention beats negative attention and negative attention beats NO attention ... ask any toddler.
Clinton attention beats none.
Spitzer attention beats none.
Hells bells Jimmy Carter attention might even beat none.
Besides, who with a national name could he get... Sandra Fluke?
The currently serving liberal governors are all providing over failed states.
5. Ugh sorry ... presiding over failed states..
6. The question of whether we can expect to see John Edwards show up next to campaign for Inslee is a perfectly logical one.
7. Life is hard for a pimp.
8. Jim, that's a nice McKenna commercial you've written there. Let's hope his people are smart enough to pick up on it!
Time for the McKenna campaign to make an ad out of this or move on to another way to shine a light on the vast darkness of Jay Inslee - another misguided progressive.
Rob McKenna is certainly smart enough - clearly smarter than Inslee. However, he needs to show his more likable side - just an observation.
Jay Inslee would be a Gregoire spender on steroids. He helped pass 1.3 trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.
"(Old timers may wonder whether disgraced former Washington senator and Carter cabinet member Brock Adams might also show up for Inslee. And he might have, if hadn't passed away some years ago.)"
Adams will definitely be voting for Inslee, though.
Maybe diaperman Sen. David Vitter can give McKenna a hand.
Can you imagine former President Bush doing one of those things? No! And you never imagine Bob Dole doing one of those things either. So where's the outrage? Where's the outrage? When will the voters start to focus?
- Former President Bob Dole in his winning 1996 election
14. @12 - Another feckless reply. You must have been an Edwards supporter.
Jim must be using a definition of "disgraced" with which readers here -- from ages 2 to 92, since there are so many children reading this site -- are not familiar. Prudent military actions, reasonable taxes, surplus budgets -- there's a reason President Clinton gets rock-star treatment in a well-educated place like Washington state, and President G.W. Bush is not even invited to show his face at the Republican convention.
It would be tempting to be more specific about their sins than would be appropriate for a family site like Sound Politics.
Yes, the prurient gossip and nasty filth in which the "family values" crowd constantly trafficked in public, during the long period of peace and prosperity back in the late '90s, was indeed a national disgrace, Jim. I'm glad to read you agree with us liberals on that.