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Monday, May. 26, 2008 3:53 AM

It's another day in HillaryWorld, where Barack Obama is apparently to blame for any controversy in the wake of Hillary's bizzare and tasteless comment about the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy, which was somehow supposed to justify her staying in the race.

I thought she was staying in the race so that 'all the people' could be heard from, not 'just in case my opponent gets whacked.'

Never mind that she didn't apologize for her remark, at first explaining that she had the welfare of Ted Kennedy on her mind (so, naturally, our thoughts turn to a time when Ted's younger brother got shot). Then it was because she was tired. Then it was okay because Robert Kennedy Jr. said he wasn't offended by the remark. And then it was Obama's fault.

First off, if you were to make an offensive comment about Chinese-Americans and then find an Asian American - even a prominent member of the community - who wasn't offended, it doesn't mean that I won't be.

Second, any factual observations about the length of the primary process should never include the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, which has nothing to do with the popular vote, delegate counts, or primary dates.

Speaking of people existing in their own private reality, there's conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, who apparently took issue with a Dunkin' Donuts ad featuring Rachel Ray, in which Ray is wearing a scarf with a black-and-white design on it.

Malkin departs from the shore for a trip to the isle of conclusions, but overshoots and ends up off the map entirely, suggesting that Ray's scarf is a subtle allusion to the keffiyah worn by the late Yasser Arafat.


Keeping it short - vacation's over, back to work ... and we're now down another staffer due to layoffs/buyouts.

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