Just as Dana Milbank put it in his book, Homo Politicus. Was he making that stuff up? Heck, no. Today the chief Clinton strategist and Senator McCain both apologized. Can't make that stuff up.
Clinton aide makes Apology, reads the headline of this story. What a putz. And her boss? Another putz.
"The meeting was an error in judgment that will not be repeated and I am sorry for it. The senator's well known opposition to this trade deal is clear and was not discussed," he said in a statement released by Sen. Clinton's presidential campaign.
An error in judgment? Gimme a break: here is a man who is a top honcho in the Clinton campaign, is advising the government of Colmbia, one of his firm's numerous clients, and he made such a fundamental an error in judgment? Yeah, right. Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief strategist meets with someone -- anyone -- without her knowledge and clearance? How stupid do they think people are?
Also, look at the finger. I'm sorry, but the first association I get is "I am not a crook." Well, no, I am not sorry.
In a statement first provided to The Wall Street Journal, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa — whose union has endorsed rival Sen. Barack Obama — said the account calls into question Sen. Clinton's own credibility on the trade pact. "How can we trust that a President Hillary Clinton would stand strong against this trade deal when her top adviser is being paid by Colombia to promote it?" Mr. Hoffa said. "To support this so-called 'free trade agreement' is anathema to the labor movement and to anyone who supports working people, social justice or the environment.