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Clinton's Name in Nomination at Convention

OK, I lied. Post 429 is not the last. We might as well get up to a nice, even number.

I can't leave without putting my two cents in on Hillary Clinton's quest to take over the country, which hit a crescendo today when her name was entered in nomination at the Democratic National Convention.

It's a laughable attempt at making peace, a "bid to heal the wounds of the bitter primary season," CNN reported. Both Barack Obama and Clinton agreed that it was the polite thing to do.

"I am convinced that honoring Senator Clinton's historic campaign in this way will help us celebrate this defining moment in our history and bring this party together in a strong united fashion," Obama said in a joint statement.

It's like putting on a snowsuit when it's eighty degrees. We should probably admire Obama's wish to unify, it'll come in handy when he's trying to get the rest of the world to like us. But Hillary lost. There's no mathematical way in the hills of Montana, or the mountains of Denver, for her to get the nomination.

She suddenly sounds like she doesn't want it.

"With every voice heard and the Party strongly united, we will elect Senator Obama President of the United States and put our nation on the path to peace and prosperity once again," Clinton said.

I thought that's what you wanted to do, Hillary. Surely it hasn't dawned on you yet that Obama is the star. You're just a faded testament to a bygone era.

An unnamed source of CNN's said that Obama's camp "always knew" giving Hillary what she wants was destined to happen.

"They have known since the day she dropped out that she wanted this 'for history,'" the source said.

So why not do the same for Bill Richardson, The First Hispanic? His accomplishment of becoming a serious presidential candidate is just as historic as Hillary's. Of course, he's not been throwing regular hissy fits over the fact that his campaign didn't make it through to June.

I certainly hope that Obama can go to the bathroom or brush his teeth without having Hillary tag along. We've watched them grow from simple presidential campaign opponents, to squabbling presidential campaign opponents and finally kiss-and-make-up Democrats. They are the Donny and Marie of their party - you can't have one without the other.

Party unity be damned. The voters still have ample choice: Obama, McCain, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, Chuck Baldwin or Ralph Nader. They can make it without having to see Hillary flaunt her ego up and down the Pepsi Center.

Or at least we hope.