Clinton v. O'Reilly Predictions
Clinton is on Bill O'Reilly tonight and tomorrow. I can't say I approve (although she'll get some points from me if her spokesman defends it by pointing out she went on Olbermann, heh). Any predictions about what she'll say? Will she:
a) Praise Republican ideas repeatedly,
b) Throw her most ardent supporters under the bus,
c) Take Fox on like that Obama guy did,
d) Apologize for having sent Howard Wolfson on to defend YearlyKos,
E) All of the above, or
F) None of the above.
We already know what she'll say about Wright, via Talk Left:
O'Reilly: "Can you believe this Rev. Wright guy? Can you believe this guy?"
Clinton: "Well, I'm going to leave it up to voters to decide."
O'Reilly: "Well, what do you think as an American?"
Clinton: "Well, what I said when I was asked directly is that I would not have stayed in the church.
O'Reilly: "You're an American citizen, I'm an American citizen, He's an American citizen, Rev. Wright. What do you think when you hear a fellow American citizen say that kind of stuff about America."
Clinton: "Well, I take offense. I think it's offensive and outrageous. I'm going to express my opinion, others can express theirs. It is part of just, you know, an atmosphere we're in today."
If you watch the video, Bill O'Reilly keeps pushing her to criticize Wright. I'm sure she'll be hammered for not defending Wright (even though Obama has stopped) and even more so for not helping Obama out of this mess he created, but I thought she was quite restrained in her criticism. Which, of course, is the smart political play, so I'm not giving her nice points. Just smart points.
As it was with Obama, it's depressing to see Clinton go on Fox. It will be even more depressing if she spends her time talking about how great the Republicans ideas for deregulation are.