Thursday, June 26, 2008

Clinton campaign funeral watch (contd)

Trying to find the acceptance stage in their grieving:

"Hillary Clinton is so united! “I’m just trying to move people to where they need to be,” she says repeatedly. Her enraged supporters call, bearing reports of new perceived slights or betrayals on the part of the Obama forces. “It’s all going to be fine. We have to take a deep breath,” she tells them. “This will all work out. Have a good summer. Go to the beach.”....Hillary has been saying that her supporters are moving through the five stages of grief. But she herself seems to have invented some brand-new sixth stage of chipper serenity. Maybe it’s just that she’s been getting some sleep. Maybe it hasn’t really sunk in yet that instead of spending the next four years negotiating with world leaders, she’ll be fighting to save the Niagara Falls airport. But really, she ought to market her current mind-set as a brand of new age meditation or yoga. Cross your legs, close your eyes and feel yourself unifying from the base of your spine to the top of your head."