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.
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…