Saturday, March 01, 2008

Hillary hits the red button

Hillary's new ad -- "It's 3AM, who do you want answering the phone" -- spurred a cacophony of harsh reaction from the left. Don Surber blog-wrangled some reactions into edible form and concluded:

The Kossers are going bananas. That makes the whole ad doubly good: It smacks Obama and makes the Kossers kry: "Clinton Campaign Stoops to Fear and Division."

Yea, the Kossers have been so bipartisan and willing to compromise over the years... maybe more Democrats agree with Obama's Kumbaya naivete, but most Americans want the president to act at 3 AM, not sit there and try to talk to the enemy — without preconditions.

Or someone who instead of pressing the button instead issues a press release denouncing "fear mongering."

Fear-mongering? I'll show you fear-mongering in a campaign ad...

01:18:42 PST: Port of Los Angeles

An unmarked cargo van drives cautiously into a warehouse complex adjacent to America's busiest container port.

04:18:45 EST: Port of New York, New Jersey Marine Terminal

A small van parks in an alley abutting the Customs facility at the East Coast's busiest seaport.

04:20:12 EST: In Dearborn, Michigan, six messages are sent to six different text pagers, three of which ride in a van in Los Angeles; three others of which sit in a van parked in New Jersey.

Two occupants in each van receive the messages. The text of each message reads: A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.

In the back of each van is a three-by-three-by-two plywood box, which contains a carefully packaged and shielded device. The occupants of each van meticulously unbox their respective devices.

Inside each device is a core of approximately 60 pounds of enriched uranium, produced in an Iranian nuclear reactor ostensibly for purposes of "clean, safe energy."

Once unboxed, each device exposes an igniter on one of its sides. The design of the igniter reveals that each device is a "gun-type" atomic weapon.

The gun device is similar to "Little Boy", the bomb detonated over Hiroshima. While such a design is obsolete for technically advanced countries, the gun method does not require significant engineering or manufacturing prowess. It is therefore perfect for terrorist organizations.

Within moments of the pages being received, a tidal wave of fire engulfs New York City.

And a massive plume of smoke rises over the Port of Los Angeles.

At 4:26 EST, secure phones throughout government begin ringing. Including one on the President's nightstand.

* * *

I don't know about you, but thinking about another Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton in the White House when the next terrorist attack occurs (which it inevitably will) isn't very comforting.

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