Or how to prove you’re even dumber than your opponents
There are a lot of things I miss about Bill Clinton. “Triangulation” is not one of them.
For those unfamiliar with the term, triangulation is the political strategy by which a candidate takes the stupidest ideas of his/her opponent and adopts them as his/her own, thus depriving one’s opponent of a monopoly on stupidity and dispelling any misconception that you might be a candidate of substance and principle.
If you remember, after the spectacular rise of the charismatic Bill Clinton, political consultants identified “triangulation” as the key to his victory. A cynical person might say that’s because consultants can make more money telling would-be candidates how to triangulate than how to be as charismatic as Bill.
Anyway, that’s what I think is behind Hillary’s embrace of the gas-tax holiday. Beh.