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Anti-Clinton Ad Mastermind Revealed

CNN reports that the source behind this anti-Hillary ad has been found:

Phillip de Vellis, a Democrat and Obama supporter, said he made the video “because I wanted to express my feelings about the Democratic primary, and because I wanted to show that an individual citizen can affect the process.”

“This shows that the future of American politics rests in the hands of ordinary citizens,” de Vellis wrote on the popular blog “The Huffington Post,” where his identity was first discovered and reported.

Now, Mr. de Vellis deserves kudos for his creativity, as this is a brilliantly insightful parody. However, can one imagine the reaction if a Republican had made this video? We’d be hearing all about how terribly mean the Republicans are, how they’re trying to “silence dissent” and the like. Yet somehow this sort of character assassination is perfectly acceptable so long as its an example of Democratic fratricide.

In any event, the next year or so is going to be very interesting. Hillary Rodham Clinton does not take being slighted well, no less by an upstart like Barack Obama. By the the time those two finish with each other, the political landscape for the Democratic Party will look like a post-Godzilla Tokyo…

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