Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lady Bysiewicz’s Ambition

It has been rumored that Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, very likely the Democratic nominee for attorney general, really has her eyes on a different prize. Some say she would treat the attorney general office as a jumping off place for a senatorial run against Sen. Joe Lieberman at the expiration of his term.

In the video clip below, Bysiewicz is given ample opportunity to answer this charge by a patient reporter who asks her three times whether she intends to serve out her term as attorney general, should the citizens of the state vote her into office.

Her answer:

This is dissembling at its best. But the question is sure to be popped at her again --- and again, and again, and again… by all and sundry.

At some point, she may answer it.

A plain “Yes” to the question – “Yes, I do plan to serve out my term as attorney general, understanding that my answer precludes me from leaving the office prematurely to run for U.S. Senator – may be inconvenient to Bysiewicz’s ambition; and, so far, nothing survivable has got between the lady and her ambition.

Lady Macbeth understands her husband’s vaulting ambition well because she is blood of his blood and bone of his bone:

I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself,
And falls on th'other…

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