Hillary Clinton continues to stand tall in support of her war vote, and in defiance of the anti-war majority of her own party (and you know it is a majority because....? Psychic!).
"I take responsibility for my vote, and I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility for the false assurances, faulty evidence and mismanagement of the war," the New York senator said in a lengthy letter to thousands of people who have written her about the war.
Hmmph. If she would just kow-tow to the party line, al la John Kerry, and admit that she was duped and deceived, we would be delighted to mock her.
Instead, we have to move to Stop Hillary, Plan B - get behind her! Yeah, that's it! If righties start saying nice things about her, she will be alienated from the left forever.
OK, this is a bit risky - if Hillary is perceived as having cross-over appeal and bipartisan, centrist support, she may remain unstoppable. But hey, she is already unstoppable; maybe righty support will provoke an ardent anti-war lefty out of the woodwork and into the fray.
We live in perilous times.
Here is her Oct 2002 speech in favor of the war resolution and her recent letter to constituents.
MORE: If I were advising Hillary, I would tell her to stay the course - where is her upside in flip-flopping now? Within two years (i.e., Nov 2007), as we approach crunch-time in Iowa and New Hampshire, one might reasonably hope that the way forward in Iraq has become clear, one way or another; presumably we will be well on our way to either victory or despair by then.