2006_01_clintonh.jpgAt a Martin Luther King event in Harlem, you'd think the most incendiary remarks would come from, oh, the Reverend Al Sharpton. But no, yesterday, Senator Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to put the screws in the House of Representatives, comparing the GOP-run House to a "plantation". Seriously. She said, "when you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation - and you know what I am talking about. It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary point of view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument." Well, of course, that's the way the Republicans like to run things - it helps them forward their agenda! The Daily News says the reaction at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ was "muted," but Beltway reaction was fast and furious, with Republicans accusing Clinton of being divisive on such an important day. Black leaders defended Clinton, whose spokesperson said, "As she said, under Republican rule the House leadership has stifled real and substantive debate, preventing Democrats from offering amendments and engaging in real discussion." Snap! The shots are sounding for 2008.

The Daily News wonders if this is a blunder for Hillary,

Well, now conservatives really won't be happy if she runs for president. Best quote is from the director of UVA's Center for Politics: "At least she didn't mention Hitler."