Clinton cites R.F.K. assassination as reason to continue, then apologizes

Senator Hillary Clinton apologized for referring to the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968 as a reason she should continue her battle with Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.

Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, reacting to Mrs. Clinton’s comment through a spokeswoman, said only, “This is beyond the pale.”

She’s passed into the realm of the demented, hasn’t she? The elder gray beards of the party need to take her aside, as one might a mentally ill child, gently but firmly explaining that the game is over and she’s lost. And that she needs concede before she does herself and her husband irreparable damage.