The Precious

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Carville-Smeagle.jpgIt’s probably not worth overburdening the analogy, but since James Carville has insisted that he said what he meant, and meant what he said, I’ll indulge myself. Whether or not we are (as Reid suggests) to understand Hillary Clinton–really, the Clintons a deux, since Bill Richardson is Bill’s disciple–as Jesus, the idea is that Richardson’s endorsement of Barack Obama puts her on the path to crucifixion. The Clintons as victims–not exactly a new trope. Judas, of course, undertook his betrayal in exchange for money, and there’s no doubt that Richardson himself heard the analogy that way, denying that Obama has offered him any quid pro quo for his endorsement. Make Obama Pontius Pilate in the scenario. Finally, it should be recalled that Judas ended up hanging himself, presumably out of remorse for his betrayal. Hear that, all ye superdelegates tempted to cast your lot with the Robaman legions!