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Hillary Clinton and the race card, revisited

May 10, 2008 | 11:46 am

The debate rages, both within the chattering class and among folks in general, about whether Hillary Clinton was out of bounds in remarks this week on her appeal to white, working-class voters (see the comments generated by this posting).

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has his mind made up, and the result today was an Op-Ed piece that eviscerates not only Hillary but Bill Clinton as well.

Herbert pulls no punches, especially in his last paragraph: "The Clintons should be ashamed of themselves. But they long ago proved to the world that they have no shame."

The entire commentary can be read here.

A news article in the N.Y. Times, meanwhile, reports that aides say Hillary Clinton "regrets the comments" that have sparked the controversy.

-- Don Frederick