by Scoobie Davis
The Right's "Hillary Plot" Conspiracy Theories
Timothy Noah of Slate has a series on Republicans who want Hillary to run for the presidency. The first article discusses the various conspiracy theories by rightists that the Clark candidacy is an attempt by the Clintons for a power grab. I forgot to post a transcript of the Limbaugh show from last week that echoes this thought regarding a Hillary plot:
LIMBAUGH: "It ultimately comes down to the fact that Wesley Clark is a sockpuppet [of the Clintons]. He’s been thrown in there to make sure that none of these other people including Gore gets anywhere near the nomination. The thing Clark doesn’t know is that it includes him."
Also, last week, Limbaugh said: "What's happening here is Clark is establishing credentials as a candidate so that whenever who's nominated loses to Bush, then he will be a perfect running mate for Hillary in '08."
Click here for a paranoid rant by Ann Coulter that is a right-wing staple on the matter.
Note to bloggers: I have gotten a lot of hits because I’m transcribing Limbaugh’s radio show regarding statements he made about Wesley Clark. My schedule makes it difficult for me to do this on a regular basis. Also, Limbaugh irritates the hell out of me after a while. If another blogger can transcribe what Limbaugh is saying about Clark, I can link to that blog.
Addendum: Blast from the past: Noah’s article mentions some lesser-known progressives who want Hillary to run. One of them is Bob Kunst of the Oral Majority. I met him at the protest of Bush's illegitimate presidency in front of the red carpet at the 2001 Oscars. I had the sign that read, “DUDE, WHERE’S MY DEMOCRACY?” in homage to my favorite guilty pleasure, Dude, Where’s My Car? BTW, I’m disheartened to hear there probably won’t be a sequel.