I was going to write that line and a Democratic party official beat me to it. From Jake Tapper at ABC, interviewing an anonymous Democratic party official:
What will she have to do to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, in order to eke out her improbable victory?
She will have to “break his back,” the official said. She will have to destroy Obama, make Obama completely unacceptable.
“Her securing the nomination is certainly possible – but it will require exercising the ‘Tonya Harding option.'” the official said. “Is that really what we Democrats want?”
The bigger question is, is that what Howard Dean really wants?
PS Hillary today made the following crack about Obama: “You don’t choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.” Meaning, one assumes, that it’s not her fault that she has a cheating husband but it is Obama’s fault that he has an outspoken pastor. Well, in fact, you do choose your family. It’s called marriage and divorce. A leader of the women’s movement recently said to me, explaining why she had a problem with a woman choosing to remain with a cheating husband in order to advance her own career: “You don’t choose a job over your own self-respect.”