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P. J. O'Rourke, doing his thing. And the Bill backlash.

P. J. O'Rourke lays waste to British journalists, the EU, some prominent Europeans, both U.S. political parties, all the U.S. presidential candidates, and lots more. I don't agree with it all, but most of it is funny. Like this:

Hillary Clinton is Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. Hillary Clinton is "America's ex-wife."

Speaking of one of the Door's least favorite presidential candidates, isn't it interesting how, all of a sudden, lots and lots of people are realizing that  having H. Clinton as president would have certain . . . unappealing aspects? Especially four more years of That Guy, Slick Willie?

Here's the Charlotte Observer, not mincing words: "The Many Lies of Bill Clinton". Here's Vanity Fair's Bruce Feirstein: "Bill Clinton, Nasty Man". Here's the Washington Post's Colbert I. King, "Billary's Adventures in Primaryland". Bob Herbert: "Questions for the Clintons". William Grieder: "Slick Willie Rides Again". John Nichols: "It's Time tor Retire Bill Clinton". Finally, here is uber-Liberal Jonathan Chait asking--gasp! horrors!--"Is the Right Right on the Clintons?" (No, he asserts, but they're uncomfortably close.)

Going into the campaign, most of us liked Hillary Clinton just fine, but the fact that tens of millions of Americans are seized with irrational loathing for her suggested that she might not be a good Democratic nominee. But now that loathing seems a lot less irrational. We're not frothing Clinton haters like . . . well, name pretty much any conservative. We just really wish they'd go away.

I am curious to see how long these sentiments last should Ms. Clinton become the nominee. I don't think they'll last longer than the morning dew. But for now, they are greatly entertaining.