Clinton is a dead parrot

There's not enough Monty Python in American politics.

Here, Dana Milbank, columnist for the Washington Post compares Hilary Clinton's campaign to a defective pet.

This Is an Ex-Candidate

Wednesday, May 14, 2008; Page A03

Customer: "Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now."

Pet-shop owner: "No, no he's not dead, he's -- he's resting! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian blue, isn't it, aye? Beautiful plumage!"

-- From "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

11:45 a.m., Melrose Hotel, Foggy Bottom: It's Day 7 of the Clinton Campaign Death Watch -- a full week since the official arbiter of the Democratic primary, Tim Russert, declared the campaign over and Barack Obama the nominee. Hillary Clinton's advisers continue to insist that the candidate's prospects are very much alive, but the press isn't buying it.


He draws more comparisons throughout the article. I would have gone with the Holy Grail Black Knight comparison instead, but pining for the fjords works well, too.

This may be one of the most depressing things I've read about the race so far:

2:57 p.m., Yeager Airport, Charleston, W.Va.: A steep descent brings Clinton's plane to Charleston's hilltop airport. After an appropriate wait, she steps from the plane and pretends to wave to a crowd of supporters; in fact, she is waving to 10 photographers underneath the airplane's wing. She pretends to spot an old friend in the crowd, points and gives another wave; in fact, she is waving at an aide she had been talking with on the plane minutes earlier.

I found the article on Fark.com. They have a pretty entertaining thread about it, too.

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