[Patrick Appel]

Hilzoy dismisses the argument that Hillary is vetted. The post reminded me of this paragraph from Josh Green's 2004 article on oppo research:

Kerry was clearly not [opposition researcher David Bossie's] first choice of nominee. In his basement he proudly showed me dozens, perhaps hundreds, of boxes marked "HILLARY: WHITEWATER" or "HILLARY: TRAVELGATE." He called them the "Sierra Madre of Hillary oppo," regretfully adding that what could have been "ready to roll in twenty-four hours" will now have to wait until 2008.

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