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Government by Sleep Depravation


Hillary Clinton has a new “it’s 3am” ad, and “this time the crisis is economic.” Apparently someone has called at 3 o’clock in the morning to inform the chief executive that “home foreclosures are mounting.” Given John McCain’s famous temper, it seems to me he’d certainly be well prepared to provide the appropriate response to such a ridiculous phone call at such a ridiculous hour.

Wasn’t the whole point of the 3am ad to raise the question of foreign policy readiness, rather than simply to suggest that it’s time for a light sleeper in the White House? And didn’t it backfire, because most people thought McCain would be best prepared to make a tough security judgment in an emergency? Seems like Hillary’s ad team needs to get some sleep.


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