June 7, 2008 - In her concession speech, a speech which should have been given back in April or May, Hillary Rotten Clinton suspended her bid for the Democratic nomination. She said she would be behind Barack Obama all the way to the White House. (Lock and load.)
Her concession comes one day after the June 6th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied forces in France. I wonder, was there any significance intended?
In her speech she stated that she was the first woman in history to almost win a party nomination for the Presidency of the United States! (Doesn't that mean that she's also the first woman in history to lose?)
For purposes of this post, her speech is rather long for me cut all of it to shreds, but there are a few sentences I like to stick a fork in .....
"Thank you so much. Thank you all.
Well, this isn't exactly the party I'd planned, but I sure like the company." (You weren't invited to the winner's party.)
"I want to start today by saying how grateful I am to all of you - to everyone who poured your hearts and your hopes into this campaign, who drove for miles and lined the streets waving homemade signs, who scrimped and saved to raise money, who knocked on doors and made calls, who talked and sometimes argued with your friends and neighbors, who emailed and contributed online, who invested so much in our common enterprise, to the moms and dads who came to our events, who lifted their little girls and little boys on their shoulders and whispered in their ears, "See, you can be anything you want to be." (Yep. A loud-mouthed, long-winded loser.)
"To the young people like 13 year-old Ann Riddle from Mayfield, Ohio who had been saving for two years to go to Disney World, and decided to use her savings instead to travel to Pennsylvania with her Mom and volunteer there as well." (It sounds more like you swindled her out of her money.) To the veterans and the childhood friends, to New Yorkers and Arkansans who traveled across the country and telling anyone who would listen why you supported me." (They were ineffective, weren't they?)
"As we gather here today in this historic magnificent building, the 50th woman to leave this Earth is orbiting overhead. If we can blast 50 women into space, we will someday launch a woman into the White House." (I'm sure we could make you the 51st. How does a one-way ticket on the next Mars or Jupiter explorer sound, Hilly?)
"This election is a turning point election and it is critical that we all understand what our choice really is. Will we go forward together or will we stall and slip backwards. Think how much progress we have already made. When we first started, people everywhere asked the same questions:
Could a woman really serve as Commander-in-Chief? Well, I think we answered that one. (Yes you did. Since that woman was you, the answer was a resounding NO!)
And could an African American really be our President? Senator Obama has answered that one." (Not yet, thunder thighs! That remains to be seen.)
Let us not forget, she now has her eyes on the booby prize - the office of the Vice President. She may have lost the nomination folks, but we can't rest on our laurels. We haven't heard the last of Hillary Rotten Clinton - excess baggage and all: