If Obama was counting on Hillary to interfere with McCain’s attempt to grab her supporters, I’m sure he was disappointed by her first statement about Palin:

“We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain,” Clinton, the first woman to win a presidential primary, said in the statement. “While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”

Subtext: those of you who supported my campaign because I was a woman should support Palin now.

What a ruthless politician.