Just when you thought the conflagration over James Carville's Judas analogy might be dying down, here comes Derrick Z. Jackson to pour gasoline on the flames with a return-fire Judas shot of his own.
Readers will recall that when Bill Richardson endorsed Obama, Clinton fan Carville chose Good Friday to say:
Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic.
Offered the chance to apologize or withdraw his remarks, the cantankerous Cajun declined, choosing instead to rub in his remarks:
I was quoted accurately and in context, and I was glad to give the quote and I was glad I gave it. I’m not apologizing, I’m not resigning, I’m not doing anything.
Enter Obama fan Jackson with his column of today, On race, Clinton misses the call, in which the Boston Glober sees "signs that [Hillary] will continue to skate the thin ice of race politics and risk the Democratic Party falling through." He saves his Judas shot for last [emphasis added]:
[J]ust last week, when Bill Richardson, the nation's most prominent Hispanic elected official, endorsed Obama, Clinton adviser James Carville likened Richardson to Judas.
If she does not cut some slack, Clinton's campaign remains on course to betray the chances of the Democrats to regain the White House.
So Jackson ups the ante: Carville accused Richardson of betraying just one person, Hillary. Derrick Z. charges Clinton with potentially betraying the entire Dem party.
The Dem fight has become a battle of Biblical proportions. Onward, twisted soldiers!