The beginning of the end

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. ~Winston Churchill

We pledged to support her to the end. Our problem is not being able to determine when the hell the end is. ~Charles Rangel

The Hillary Clinton campaign deathwatch is officially on; the Cheyne-Stokes breathing has commenced.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Saturday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama.

No word on whether she has cut a deal with Obama in exchange for not dragging this out until Denver.