Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Press rolling over for Hillary

In a post entitled, "Hillary's Cheap Dates", Mickey Kaus notes how eager the press is to help Hillary be perceived as moving to the center. He writes:
it's now also clear that her shift to the right doesn't have to be that dramatic, because the equally Cheap Date press is ready to interpret even the subtlest, most insubstantial shading as part of Hillary's New Moderation. She can get credit for centrism without having to actually take too many positions that the left would disagree with (and hold against any another politician). Paleoliberals can love her, the DLC can love her, and she never has to say anything, either leftish or moderatish, that commits her publicly to a position that might annoy someone. Her primal drive for vagueness is free to trump her drive to the center.


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