The Note: April Foolishness

Consulting those who are certainly no fools, we offer A Peppering of Robustly Insightful Learnings From Otherwise Occupied Lawyers, Socialites, Deities And Yeomen:

Donna Brazile knows that, after Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton finally agree to join forces, they'll come together to select the keynote speaker for the Democratic National Convention -- and will promptly rule each other out.

Scott Reed hears that the Clintons have already booked their house on Martha's Vineyard for Labor Day -- with an option for keeping the place for all of September.

Kevin Madden sees green rooms stocking up on hairspray just in case Mitt Romney gets the VP nod (and has it on good sourcing that Rudy Giuliani will go back to being a Yankees fan now that New Hampshire doesn't matter to him -- like it ever did).

And a few headlines we wouldn't be shocked to read on this of all days:

Forget Gore: It's Draft Dean

Clinton Finally Faces Fire: Penn, Ickes Gunfight Wounds Three

Messiah Endorses Obama; Clinton to Challenge Lord in Credentials Committee

Wright: 'Cosby Show,' 'Fresh Prince' Reruns Too Loved by White People

Cubs Win Series; Clinton Won't Concede

Fed Bailout Boosts Clinton Campaign

Gore to Earth: 'What Have You Done for Me Lately?'

So the calls continue for Clinton to make way for Obama, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't joining them -- despite her endorsement of the nomination going to the delegate leader.

An intriguing comment from Pelosi, D-Calif., on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday makes a version of the Clinton argument for staying in the race: "I would not assume that Sen. Clinton would not be going to the convention as the frontrunner. We don't know what these next elections will do. We will do not know what the conduct of the campaigns, the next four to six weeks, will produce," Pelosi said.

Is the speaker saying that conduct matters too -- that Clinton would be justified in waiting around for an Obama mistake? Maybe not. . . . She added: "But I do think that as it evolves, one of them, one of them is going to have to realize that the numbers" will seal the nomination. (And who might that be?)

Pelosi has this in common with the vast majority of uncommitted superdelegates: She's not crazy about talk of the fight going to Denver: "I do think that it is important for us to get behind one candidate a long time before we go to the Democratic National Convention if we expect to win in November."

Pelosi also dropped a political issue on President Bush's lap Tuesday, telling ABC's Robin Roberts that China should never have been awarded the Olympics, and urging the president to consider boycotting the opening ceremony of the Beijing games: "I think boycotting the opening ceremony, which really gives respect to the Chinese government, is something that should be kept on the table," Pelosi said. "I think the president might want to rethink this later, depending on what other heads of state do."

Meanwhile, recalling the accuracy of all those forecasts of Sen. John McCain's demise, it's worth considering how this week's biographical tour -- conducted as the presumptive Republican nominee, while former rival Romney practically begs for a spot on his ticket -- would once have sounded like a stellar prediction for April Fools Day.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...