I thought Hillary Clinton was going to park her sarcasm at home before the debate last night, but apparently she just couldn’t help herself. Her frustration even boiled so far over that she chided the moderators for asking her the first question all the time and made reference to a “Saturday Night Live” skit — at a debate! Raise your hand if you cringed.

Later on Clinton did her usual “This is too important!” declaration, which she always does when she wants to have the last word, and it worked again and again. Last night’s debate looked just like the previous ones did, with the two candidates looking quite the bickering married couple. The wife always gets the last word as the beleaguered husband shakes his head in disbelief. Note that after she pushed Barack Obama to go further in his disassociation of and denunciation from Louis Farrakhan, he smiled widely and said if she didn’t think “denounce” was strong enough, he would concede the point and both denounce and reject Farrakhan’s support of him. It was a classic; if you missed it, search YouTube.

There were so many Clinton filibusters on policy that made me swell with sympathy for this way-too-smart person who must soon enter what for her will be an alternate universe upon conceding the race. Vanquished candidate and junior senator from New York. The Senate clearly isn’t enough for this woman; can’t we find a Fortune 500 company or two for her to run?


What will happen in the Democratic race? Brokered convention or Clintons go quietly into the night? ASK A.B. returns tomorrow! Please join me for my weekly Q & A video posts by sending useful, interesting and entertaining questions to askab@thehill.com.

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