I tend to shy away from picking on one candidate too much, in fact I like to consider myself an equal opportunity offender, but when I opened my email this morning, I saw a message from Hillary Clinton to her mailing list trumpeting her “victory” in Florida yesterday. Here’s the opening salvo:

I know I told you our campaign journey would be filled with high-stakes twists and turns. But I never knew it would be quite as dramatic as this. And last night we celebrated another big moment in this campaign with our resounding victory in Florida.

Dramatic? Big moment? Are you freaking kidding me?

The delegate issue aside, the candidates pledged not to campaign there, which Hillary promptly got around by holding two “fundraisers” down there. So she has what should be meaningless wins in delegate deprived Michigan and Florida.

But wait, will it be meaningless?

Crusader Clinton to the rescue:

“I could not come here in person to ask you for your votes, but I am here to thank you for your votes today,” she said. “This has been a record turnout because Floridians wanted their voices to be heard. I promise you I will do everything I can to make sure not only are Florida’s Democratic delegates seated but Florida is in the winning column for the Democrats in 2008.”

Michigan also violated party rules by moving its primary to Jan. 15, and party leaders voted to strip the state of its 156 delegates as punishment. Clinton has also made a plea for Michigan delegates to be seated at the convention

A show of hands – how many of you think Hillary would be saying that if Obama had won those states?

That’s what I thought.

And to think she has a nearly 50% negativity rating. Go figure.

Anyway, since we’re on the topic of being shameless, I thought I would act that way as well with pointing out two things I said in recent posts about John McCain and the turnout in Florida.

Every once in a while a blind squirrel finds a nut. Or two.