The Clintons Are Outraged

It seems to me that Novak cuts to the chase of this hideous race-row that the Clintons and their allies jump-started to derail the Obama campaign:

The fight really was about the Clintons' resenting an obstacle on their return to the White House. A prominent Democrat who saw the former president this week described him as "furious, outraged, angry and utterly dismissive of Obama."

That anger was reflected by Hillary Clinton's performance on NBC's "Meet the Press" last Sunday, when she said, "When Sen. Obama's chief strategist accuses me of playing a role in Benazir Bhutto's assassination, there's silence (from Obama)." Actually, David Axelrod never made such an accusation. He said former Prime Minister Bhutto's death will "call into issue the judgment" of "taking the eye off the ball and making the wrong judgment in going into Iraq." Perhaps Hillary Clinton's comments should be vetted.

What we're seeing is the Clintons' amazement that anyone - white or black - could dare challenge the Restoration Project. It will make defeating them all the more satisfying. The Republicans haven't managed it in a long time.