Stop Calling Me an Opportunistic Hypocrite!


More comedy from Arianna Huffington's blog:

One of the few things I don't love about being on the campaign trail is getting the same questions again and again and again. Especially the one about my so-called "political transformation".

Shouldn't there be a statute of limitation on questions about this? I mean, when I was a Republican, Saddam Hussein was our ally, George Bush owned a mediocre baseball team, Enron was a respected energy company and Michael Jackson was still black.

For those of you scoring at home, Bush owned part of the Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1994 (the team finished first in '94, second in '93), Enron was an unreviled energy company from about 1986 to 2000, and Michael Jackson still had dark pigment from roughly 1958 to 1987. Saddam, of course, was never technically an "ally," but the U.S. gave him quiet support during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, and only fully turned on him after the August 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Arianna, meanwhile, was still writing crush letters to George W. Bush in June 1999, and only gave up the "right" seat on the syndicated NPR talk show Left, Right and Center in in 2000.