In honor of your observation that you should remain in the race "just in case" Obama is assassinated, you Hillary Clinton, are the second winner of the We are Respectable Negroes Shit-Huffer Award for Stupidity Above and Beyond the Call of Duty or Reason.
Hillary we salute you!
It seems that you must have been inspired by our series of stories on a hypothetical assassination of Barack Obama.
The full story of your shit-huffing greatness follows:
Hillary cites RFK assassination in explaining why she's still in race
Hillary Clinton today cited the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign to explain why she was remaining in the race despite long odds.
"We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California," Clinton told the editorial board of a South Dakota newspaper. " I don't understand it," Clinton added, alluding to the calls for her to quit.
Clinton made the statement after pointing out that her husband didn't lock up the nomination until June of 1992, trying to point out that, by past history, it's not late in the campaign.
But Barack Obama received Secret Service protection one year ago this month, the earliest ever in presidential history, after reports of threats.
Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement: “Sen. Clinton's statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign."
Clinton's made the comment to the Argus Leader newspaper in Sioux Falls, S.D.
UPDATE: Clinton's campaign has put out a statement in her name, apologizing for the remark.
"The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Sen. Kennedy and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, and particularly for the Kennedy family, was in any way offensive," she said.
Full explanation after the jump
“Earlier today I was discussing the Democratic primary history and in the course of that discussion mentioned the campaigns that both my husband and Senator Kennedy waged in California in June 1992 and 1968 and I was referencing those to make the point that we have had nomination primary contests that go into June. That’s a historic fact. The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator Kennedy and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, and particularly for the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that, whatsoever. My view is that we have to look to the past and to our leaders who have inspired us and give us a lot to live up to, and I’m honored to hold Senator Kennedy’s seat in the United States Senate from the state of New York and have the highest regard for the entire Kennedy family.”By Jonathan Martin 03:36 PM
For the New York Post's take on this story click here.