The genius Matthew Norman on Bill and Hill
Today only a bullet, silver or otherwise, can save her. That or video footage, from the director of Max Mosley: The Movie, of Obama being led around a Chicago dungeon on a dog collar by a PVC catsuit-clad Abu Hamza while being fed the entrails of white babies by the Rev Jeremiah Wright and shrilly insisting that 9/11 was the work of Mossad.
Assassination or epochal scandal apart, she has lost and even Bill knows it. Standing behind her on the dais, his face a shade of crimson to make Alex Ferguson on Claret Night look like Lilith Crane after a talc factory explosion, he could barely dredge up the wounded boxer's defiant grin when she lurched briefly into valedictory mode, and pledged to support the Democratic candidate to the full.Enjoy
I ended up shouting at the television again. I so want Obama to win that it almost makes me want to cry and throw things when I see Hillary manically grinning and Bill standing next to her like a glazed ham in the butcher's window with a punch-drunk face drawn on it. But I like Matthew's description better.
Matthew won the Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008 and it couldn't have been awarded to a nicer, more generous, wickedly funny man.