Friday, March 02, 2007

Rosetta Stone Unearthed

Huh, it seems Hillary Clinton's "hidden" senior thesis paper, long craved as proof of Clinton's radical agenda by conservatives, has actually been available at Wellesley since 2001.

Often referred to as the Rosetta Stone of understanding Clinton, mainly because it was unavailable during her husband's administration, the thesis covers sixties radical Saul Alinsky. Since this is now bubbling up to the surface, perhaps it is time to review Alinsky's Rules for Radicals:

1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. Whenever possible go outside the experience of the enemy.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. Keep the pressure on.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Sounds like standard boilerplate republican campaign behavior, doesn't it?

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