Hillary’s campaign isn’t dead, it’s resting!

You really have to read Dana Milbank’s piece in today’s Post. It’s hysterical – as metaphor for Hillary’s campaign he weaves in the dead parrot from Monty Python (he’s not dead, he’s resting!) – though this paragraph was particularly Clintonian:

2:57 p.m., Yeager Airport, Charleston, W.Va.: A steep descent brings Clinton’s plane to Charleston’s hilltop airport. After an appropriate wait, she steps from the plane and pretends to wave to a crowd of supporters; in fact, she is waving to 10 photographers underneath the airplane’s wing. She pretends to spot an old friend in the crowd, points and gives another wave; in fact, she was waving at an aide she had been talking with on the plane minutes earlier.

The rest is just pathetic:

7:30 p.m., Charleston Convention Center: The moment the polls closed, MSNBC, playing on the television screens backstage at the victory celebration, declares Clinton the winner of the West Virginia primary. This is no surprise: Exit polls have showed a 2 to 1 margin of victory for Clinton. But a Clinton spokesman rushes into the press area. “Look at that! Look at that! Clinton wins!” he says with mock surprise. There is no television playing on the convention center’s red-carpeted floor, where all of 89 Clinton supporters have arrived so far. After a 12-minute delay, somebody thinks to turn on the television in the hall, and the small group breaks into a chant: “It’s not over.” A few of the supporters attempted to follow that up with a chant of “Yes, we will!”

We will? A week ago, Clinton won the Indiana primary by two percentage points — and the media decreed that she had lost. Now she’s trouncing Obama by double digits in West Virginia — and nobody seems to be paying attention. This, no doubt, has something to do with the fact that she is trailing Obama in the popular vote, states won, pledged delegates and, now, superdelegates.

“W.Va. win unlikely to change race for Clinton,” ABC News reported Tuesday morning. CBS pointed to “her nearly nonexistent chances.” NBC likened the vote to “the final football game of the regular season, which really won’t impact the teams headed to the playoffs.” Even Clinton loyalist James Carville called Obama the likely nominee.

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