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Clinton creates ‘whip team’ to quell anti-Obama protests

In an unusual move, Hillary Clinton’s staff is creating a 40-member “whip team” at the Denver Democratic convention to ensure that her supporters don’t engage in embarrassing anti-Obama demonstrations during the floor vote on her nomination, according to people familiar with the planning.

The team, which is being organized by longtime Clinton staffer Craig Smith, is working in conjunction with Obama’s floor organizers to help foster the image of a unified front during a roll-call process Clinton herself has described as an emotional “catharsis” for her disappointed supporters.

“If people get down there on the floor and want to start blowing kazoos and making a scene we want to make sure we’ve got people who stand in front of them with Obama signs,” said a person involved in the planning.

…not to mention handing out Clinton signs to anybody who wants them. Which should not be taken as a sign that she’s, you know, planning anything. Really, at this point her trying a move at the convention is a low-probability scenario, and her actually succeeding would be an even lower-probability one. The place would go mad. Denver might actually burn to the ground. McCain would win with 300 EVs. Heck, we might even not lose that many House seats. So it ain’t going to happen.

…but are you sure that I’m right about that? I mean, really, really sure?

Enjoy the rest of your week, ye lurkers. Maybe somebody will be able to hack a national poll and get your guy off that lee shore that he’s approaching.