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Update: Corrected Mrs. Black's name from the comments

Well, I screwed up with TiVo and lost my buffer trying to get the interview stored, so I'm not going to be able to quote the interview verbatim, but I'll provide the gist, which is STUNNING, below the fold.

I'm afraid I can't stick around to follow up on this as I have to head in to work, but I thought it important to get this out there.

Hillary Clinton supporter and one of the organizers of the planned RBC protest Saturday, Elitta Allida Black was just on MSNBC.  The interview began with the general talking points about counting all the votes.  Black went on to insist we are a nation of voters and how sacred a right that is. Fair enough.

The anchor pointed out the importance of also following the rules laid out by the DNC which would sanction any states that held primaries outside the approved calendar.  Black countered with the now disproved argument that Democrats in the Florida legislature did not want to move up the date.  Unfortunately, she was not pressed on the issue and asked to comment on the video of the minority leader in the state house basically laughing while sarcastically objecting to moving up the primary date.

Black continued by insisting on the importance of accounting for the will of Florida voters.  Of course, the interviewer failed to point out that we don't really know the true will of Florida's voters because Barack Obama never campaigned there which basically gave Clinton the victory based on name recognition alone.

Anyway, the true stunner came at the end.  When asked what should happen if the RBC cannot come up with a satisfactory resolution to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations her response:

"We'll take it to the convention floor."

This is not going to end well for the Democratic party unless our party leaders do some leading and put an end to Clinton's megalomaniacal and quixotic quest.  If this goes to the floor and prevents Barack Obama from beginning his general election campaign within the next few weeks or month we may have too much ground to make up against McCain in defining this election's issues.

Originally posted to figurefive on Thu May 29, 2008 at 09:47 AM PDT.

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