The majority of New York voters said Hillary Rodham Clinton deserves to be re-elected to the Senate next year, but want her to pledge to serve a full, six-year term if she runs, a statewide poll reported Thursday.
The Democratic former first lady made such a pledge in 2000 when she ran for the Senate. Clinton, leading in the polls for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, has yet to offer such a pledge this time around.
Sixty-five percent of Democrats polled by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said she should pledge to serve a full term if she runs for re-election, but 61 percent also said they would like her to run for the White House in 2008.
So, just to review, what this Quinnipiac Poll tells us is ....
* 65% of N.Y. State Dems want Mrs. Clinton to pledge to serve a full, 6-year term in the Senate (2007-2013).
* 61% of N.Y. State Dems want Mrs. Clinton to run for president in 2008.
Statistically speaking, a good chunk of these Dems want both of these -- meaning they want Hillary to make a pledge that they want her to break. How friggin' screwy are these people?