Sam Smith - There's been a lot of talk about Clinton declining a political attack on Sanders, but it looks like she may be doing it in the classic manner of faux honor in such cases: helping the media do the work for you. I was reminded of this reading Michelle Goldberg's attack on Sanders in Slate which listed things Sanders had said back in the days when he was a young socialist trying to prove how different he was from the establishment. I lived through those days and learned to concentrate on the issues at hand, rather than the strange theories some of your fellow activists had picked up along the way.
But what struck me as odd about Goldberg's piece was that it reeked of a candidate's investigation of her opponent rather than a normal journalistic effort. To check this out, I took a look at one of the charges, namely that Jane Sanders "has been accused
of trying to defraud the Catholic Church on a land deal she undertook
as president of Burlington College."
But here's one thing she forgot to add: "Bishop Christopher Coyne, however, says the harm to which Toensing
refers does not exist. And he says the church wants no part in any
political grudge match. We don’t obviously want to get involved
in any political battle involving presidential candidates,” Coyne said
Monday afternoon. “We’re not pushing this at all. We’re satisfied with
the outcome (of the sale to Burlington College).”
Looks like the Clinton staff may have been at work. And knew when to stop