That was then, this is now...
... don't ask me to be Mr. Clean, 'cause baby I don't know how -- as one of the true immortals, Gregg Allman, once sang.
Yes, the Obama team is "repackaging" Hillary Clinton.
Let the airbrushing begin!
NOTE Of course, what would I know? I'm a racist.
UPDATE Lord Eschaton gives a fine example of the memory hole in action, which also shows the limits of critique. Sure, the press frame that Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton won't be able to work together is a classic case of "You know how women are" -- that is, lacking emotional maturity. Left unsaid is the question of how Powers calling Clinton a
"monster" could be a sign of any sort of maturity, and what that says about the nature of our toxic discourse -- and how the Obama campaign systematically leveraged it. You know, if that's what it would have taken, I'm kinda regretting not going Rezko, Ayers, Rezko, Ayers all day, giving credence to the idea that Obama is a Muslim, and all the rest of it. Maybe somebody, some day, can explain why I shouldn't have done that? 'Tis better to be vile and vile esteemed, when not to be brings reproach of being.