excerpt:"Hillary Clinton hasn't crossed the Rubicon yet, but let's just say that her advance team is fashioning a drawbridge and the plebes are being told to take shelter behind the city walls. Next week in Denver, Senator Clinton and former President Bill Clinton will address the Democrats and the country, not to present her as a loyal Democrat or even as an equal partner, but to reinforce the big, lingering "What if?" that will hang in the cool Rocky Mountain air; to dwell on the idea that she came 'sooo' close, but was foiled by an upstart rival.
The brokered (read: "finagled") tandem appearances of the Clintons on the convention stage will be a symbolic cold shower on Obama's debut as the standard-bearer for the Democratic Party. And if this soaking results in the ossification of grievances among a particular bloc of Clinton supporters, it will be a blow not only to Democratic unity in November, but also to contemporary notions of feminism. Apparently, under the current Clinton model, "there iscrying in baseball."