"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," - Bill Clinton, to Teddy Kennedy, referring to Barack Obama, while appealing to Kennedy to endorse Hillary for president in 2008.
I don't consider the Clintons to be evil or anything like that but their ability to see the whole world and everything in it as entirely political is extraordinarily tiring.
[Update: More from the newly released book about the 2008 election, "Game Change", from whence the above quote also originates:
In lieu of further comment about the Clintons I'll simply refer back to my previous statement above.]
Clinton senior strategist Mark Penn boasted to his staff how many times he managed to say "cocaine" on that famous Hardball segment (page 163).
Hillary Clinton was initially pleased when her New Hampshire campaign chairman, Billy Shaheen, mentioned Obama's previous use of drugs (page 161):
"Hillary's reaction to Shaheen's remarks was, 'Good for him!' Followed by 'Let's push it out.' Her aides violently disagreed, seeing what Shaheen had said as a PR disaster. Grudgingly, Clinton acquiesced to disowning Shaheen's comments. But she wasn't going to cut him loose. Why should Billy have to fall on his sword for invoking something that had been fair game in every recent election?"