Oh Mark Penn, you give us some more Penn Spinâ„¢ and it is a glorious thing to behold.

From Washington Wire:

“The time that he could have been effective has long since passed,” he continued. “I don’t think it is a significant endorsement in this environment.”

Perhaps sensing that it may not be effective to dismiss out of hand a popular Hispanic governor’s political clout, campaign spokesman Phil Singer chimed in. “We respect Gov. Richardson,” he clarified. “But at the end of the day this campaign is about Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama.”

Who here thinks if Richardson had endorsed Hillary, Mark Penn would say the exact opposite?

And by the way, here’s Richardson’s endorsement speech…

So why now? Because Hillary literally can’t win without Florida and Michigan and Richardson made a point to say that she should have dropped out…

It is time, however, for Democrats to stop fighting amongst ourselves and to prepare for the tough fight we will face against John McCain in the Fall.

She won’t, but she should.

Politics Mark Penn: Caucus States AND Richardson Don’t Count