Friday, June 20, 2008

"A Necessary Political Decision"?

It's a very intriguing question as to whether Clinton is at all tempted to tweak Obama's nose and come out guns a'blazin' against the pretty atrocious FISA Compromise he supports. I doubt most people give a crap about FISA, but hardcore Democrats do, and it is certainly a chance to throw out to them a token "I told you so." If she could be instrumental in shooting it down, as doubtful as that is, she would not only be able to illustrate the hollowness of Obama's control over the party, but do so in such a way that he couldn't really cry foul without alienating his supporters (most of whom now are rationalizing the decision as "a necessary political decision," "the smart political move," etc.). Of course, this is a moot point if Clinton supports the compromise. But I honestly don't see any reason she'd feel inclined to do so, unless she is particularly convinced of its necessity.