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Biden Says Life Begins at Conception; Meanwhile, Bill Clinton and Obama to Meet

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 3:14 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Yesterday’s New York Times describes Senator and VP candidate Joe Biden’s statement that he believes life begins at conception, a statement that may help him with some pro-life and Catholic groups but is at odds with the Democratic Party platform and probably comes as a surprise to his constituents and many Democrats.

However, the last paragraph of the article is what caught my eye:

“Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain are expected to be in New York this week, attending the Sept. 11 memorial observances on Thursday. Mr. Obama will also meet Thursday with former President Bill Clinton, aides said. The meeting was initiated by Mr. Clinton, who had been critical of Mr. Obama and his campaign during the primary battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

Any guesses on what Bill Clinton wants to talk to Barack Obama about? My guess would have been that it’s Obama who wants to meet with and, more importantly, make up with the Clintons. Obama needs Hillary to help blunt the public’s infatuation with Sarah Palin.


19 Responses to “Biden Says Life Begins at Conception; Meanwhile, Bill Clinton and Obama to Meet”

  1. just checking that it works

    steve (ae3881)

  2. I know. It’s been awful today. We’re working on it.

    Actually, Patterico and the tech people are working on it. I’m being sympathetic.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  3. Did you catch this business from Senator Obama?

    “You don’t have to be 72 to have experience,” he said, referring to the age of Mr. McCain. “It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. This 21st century man has an aura of hope wrapped around him.”

    He has an aura wrapped around him, and feels that he doesn’t have to speak in first-person? Oh, I can’t wait what Ace and the Photoshoppers will do with that.

    Senator Obama may have an aura wrapped around him…but he sure is tone deaf.

    That was so freaking narcissistic of him to say, along with his faux-seal, his statements about being President, and sophomoric comments like “We are the ones we have been waiting for…

    Not to mention stopping the rising oceans and healing the planet.

    Who is in charge of this guy’s staff? Karl Rove?

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  4. Bill wants to (1) gloat; (2) humiliate; and (3) issue demands.

    Karl (1b4668)

  5. Speaking of gatherings..
    I wonder if Sen. McCain will attend the 40th-Aniversary gathering of the crew of the U.S.S.Pueblo?

    Another Drew (b82034)

  6. Obama stepped in it in two ways on this issue last week.

    First, the women should be leading the charge themeselves. The announcements of “joining the battle” should have come from the women, not the Obama campaign.

    Second, he really should have checked with Hillary before volunteering her. Her response has been coy-saying she will not go after Palin, that she will campaign in Texas (where Obama has little chance,) etc.

    MartyH (52fae7)

  7. Obama was a fool for not naming Hillary to VP. I wonder why he didn’t do it…Michelle’s veto, I read, but who knows? Sure, Hillary would be a pain as VP but she would have ensured his election.

    Do you think Biden would eve resign and Hillary step in? The Obama campaign sure seems desperate this week!

    Patricia (ee5c9d)

  8. Bill wants to persue the Palin problem personally.

    Icy Truth (a7ead4)

  9. Maybe O!bama IS gonna’ go all Eagleton on poor Slow Joe. Gotta figure there’s still room for one more under that bus.

    PC14 (ec0516)

  10. It is going to be part of political history that the Democrats, having the chance to take the White House with Hillary plus neophyte Senator Obama as VP, chose the only combination that could lose.

    Great Political Blunders of the 21st Century, Chapter One.

    Mike K (155601)

  11. And now you know why MIchelle Obama, US magazine cover or not, has been pretty quiet of late:

    (Michelle) Obama continued with talk about Biden when she said, “What you learn about Barack from his choice is that he’s not afraid of smart people.” The crowd softly chuckled.

    Yup. That is class. Not elitist at all. No, siree. And here we thought that the Rethuglicans were the elitists who looked down on working class people.

    Who knew?

    I say, let Michelle Obama talk ALL she wants. She isn’t helping anything but her Hollywood friends!

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  12. I think Bill Clinton just wants Barack to introduce him to Palin if Obama gets the chance. Bill still only has one thing on his mind.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  13. “Joe Biden’s statement that he believes life begins at conception, a statement that may help him with some pro-life and Catholic groups but is at odds”…It is at odds with his votes to kill a baby anytime before it screams and Hussein O is ok with ‘the after it screams’ and has been put in the garbage. Come in for an abortion, baby is born alive, let it die. I’m not a bible thumper but that is murder in anyone’s world where a brain exist. This may prove that evolution is a fact and the democrats haven’t evolved past the stupid animal stage.

    Scrapiron (c36902)

  14. Hussein O is groping with his failures in the same way Slick Willie would be groping if blindfolded in a tuna packing plant. Gotta find me some of that.

    Scrapiron (c36902)

  15. Slow Joe is at it again. It is hilarious.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  16. On further thought, Obama may just put Hillary on the ticket and not bother telling Slow Joe. If Joe does find out(unlikely), O can tell him he “considered” keeping him on…oh well.

    PC14 (ec0516)

  17. Rule #1 in PR: Don’t believe your own bullshiat

    Clinton may have been critical of “Hussein O”, but he’s going to support him over McCain.

    i like america (f4c1e0)

  18. @Eric Blair

    Are YOU afraid of smart people? I think you kinda blew it going for that “elitist” dig

    i like america (f4c1e0)

  19. I think Hillary’s campaign debt will be part of the meeting if Barry wants any serious support from Bill.

    Bob K (573e6b)

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