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Goldfarb: Hillary Gets Booed

10:26 AM, Jan 5, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Jonathan V. Last has his story of dinner with the Democrats up at THE DAILY STANDARD:

He's followed by Hillary Clinton, whose supporters are flagging signs shouting "READY," which may be the new "change" (the Dixie Chicks' song "Ready to Run" is her new theme song). She gets a long standing ovation to start.

But a few minutes into her speech she trots out her standard line about how "some people think you get change by demanding it and some people think you get change by hoping for it" (a dig at Edwards and Obama)--there's actually some booing. It throws her off. After starting the speech upbeat and sunny, she becomes a bit brittle. The response from the audience gets fainter with each applause line until you can actually see the Obama supporters sitting on their hands, their "O" signs resting on their laps.

"We have to pick a president who is ready on day one," she says, to muted applause from her small contingent. The Obama crowd then waves their signs and begins chanting "Obama! Obama!" while she keeps speaking. It's a tense moment and Clinton seems rattled by it.

Go read the whole thing. The crowd cheers Kucinich's talk of bringing war crimes charges against the president and VP, but they boo Hillary. Nice party.