Friday, February 09, 2007

This Could Happen To You

I haven't yet figured out how much I liked the recent movie The Queen. It was enjoyable enough, at least. One scene which seems relevant now is when QEII says to the Poodle that he helped her simply because he saw the headlines, saw what was happening to her, and realized it could happen to him, too. Whether any of that matches the actual reality I do not know, but it strikes me that it's a lesson that Democratic candidates, or at least the people who run their campaigns, are unable to learn. Any Democratic candidate with a chance will, either during the primary or the general, have a a Donohue problem unless they have a long term strategy of dealing with these things. He delights in stirring up controversy and getting people fired. It's his job.