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Clinton Draws Heat in Role Of a Conspicuous Critic (GOP Sees Political Motives)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/07/AR2005090701986.html ^ | 9/8/05 | Dan Balz

Posted on 09/08/2005 5:39:13 AM PDT by Maria S

The raging debate over what happened after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast has provided Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) an opportunity to emerge as a national spokeswoman for the Democratic Party, stirring Republican criticism that she and other Democrats are seeking political gain at a moment of national crisis.

Clinton has long maintained that she is focused solely on serving the interests of her New York constituents. But she was on all three network morning shows yesterday to promote her call for returning the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to independent status, and for creating an independent commission to investigate what went wrong when the storm hit and the levees gave way in New Orleans.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hillary; katrina; x42
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1 posted on 09/08/2005 5:39:13 AM PDT by Maria S
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To: Maria S

Psst. Hillary. Did you know that your husband's FEMA Director was criticized by Jesse Jackson during Hurricane Floyd because ONE MONTH after the hurricane there were still people who had not been helped?

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1479542/posts

Oh, and Hillary. Did you know that the Bush administration spent slightly more than your husband on levee/flood control for New Orleans?

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1479913/posts



2 posted on 09/08/2005 5:41:54 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: Peach

Good additions! Thanks!


3 posted on 09/08/2005 5:46:26 AM PDT by Maria S
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To: Maria S

Yo Hil, did anyone tell you this:

“Rather than cede control, Blanco on Saturday morning named James Lee Witt who ran the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Clinton, to “RUN RELIEF EFFORTS”

Ah, excuse me my dear, but methinks that your man was on the scene and screwed things up to a fair thee well.


4 posted on 09/08/2005 5:47:18 AM PDT by FMBass (“Now that I’m sober I watch a lot of news” – Garofalo: From “Treason” by Coulter)
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To: Peach

Well said.


5 posted on 09/08/2005 5:59:51 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Maria S
Snort. I'm a darn Dem and I see a political motive. Duh.

This should be a lesson to the nation: You get what you vote for.

It votes for another Toon at its peril.

6 posted on 09/08/2005 6:01:44 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Maria S

At a moment of national crisis, real leaders provide real leadership, not ankle bite and whine.


7 posted on 09/08/2005 6:02:18 AM PDT by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: Maria S
Well hell, yes Hillary has "political motives".

Everything she does is politically motivated: Ed Klein's book earlier this year documents her behavior exquisitely.

8 posted on 09/08/2005 6:04:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Peach

Wow. I missed those threads. Thanks for posting the links. Those facts can't be repeated enough!


9 posted on 09/08/2005 6:05:46 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Maria S

Hillary's eagerness to trash the Federal response and call for yet another political commission does seem crass and opportunistic. Check out the latest Gallup Poll that shows only 13% of Americans blame Bush for the slow relief efforts:

www.gallup.com (scroll down to the bottom of the page)


10 posted on 09/08/2005 6:08:15 AM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: Maria S
Hillary got smacked down by the NY Times in yesterday's editorial for proposing FEMA be removed from Homeland Security.
Gov. Blanco's behavior makes one suspect she is receiving counsel from the Clintonistas. Anybody believe she came up with bringing in James DeWitt all by herself?
Vicious Sidney Blumenthal was quick out of the gate with an article condemning Louisiana levy funding under Bush.
This whole thing has the Clinton's knack for exploiting tragedy all over it.
Will these people ever come to see somebody else's misfortune as anything more than a political opportunity?
11 posted on 09/08/2005 6:09:25 AM PDT by quinhon6869
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To: Maria S
I didn't see it mentioned in this article, but I heard on FoxNews yesterday that Hillary's proposed Senate hearings on the Katrina disaster are to focus on the "FEDERAL RESPONSE" ONLY.

Afraid of having Kathleen Blank-0's feet held to the fire, obviously. That would SO mess up the spin!

12 posted on 09/08/2005 6:12:52 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (The 'right to choose' = The right to choose death --for somebody else.)
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To: Maria S
"...she was on all three network morning shows yesterday to promote her call for returning the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to independent status..."

uh-huh and here's why she wants it the way it used to be.....

Her hubby, aka Monica's ex boyfriend, issued a little EO during his last year in orifice (sic) that put the Attorney General, Janet Rhino (sic) and the Justice Dept in ultimateCHARGE over FEMA in case of a national disaster/emergency. The AG was the FEMA Director's boss. That's one nice scenerio (IMHO) for declaring martial law for some trumped up reason.

And IIRC this occurred around the same time that Willard was going to issue another EO redefining 'Federalism' and the powers of the Executive Branch. Thankfully word of this leaked out, Congress went into an uproar and Billy Jeff never signed that EO.

So naturally 'The Beast' wants FEMA like it used to be.

13 posted on 09/08/2005 6:13:45 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: Maria S

I heard on Rush's show yesterday that the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and putting FEMA under it were DEMOCRAT initiatives, mostly from Joe Lieberman, and that Hillary! voted for them.


14 posted on 09/08/2005 6:13:48 AM PDT by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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To: Peach
You really have been on top of this in several threads.. Your nick is most appropriate. :-)
15 posted on 09/08/2005 6:16:42 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SeaBiscuit

Thank you, SeaBiscuit!


16 posted on 09/08/2005 6:27:26 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: SeaBiscuit
Your nick is most appropriate. :-)

... because it's the pits when she gets on your case? :-)

17 posted on 09/08/2005 6:34:31 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Can we swap Cindy Sheehan in Crawford for Cindy Crawford anywhere?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Methinks Hillary has another Gorelick in the woodpile.


18 posted on 09/08/2005 6:46:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: Maria S
Fellow Freepers:

At the suggestion of writer Michelle Malkin last Friday, I have cobbled together a blogsite called Texas Clearinghouse for Katrina Aid to serve as a clearinghouse for refugee efforts in Texas.

Texas is getting more refugees than any other state -- that's fine, we'll take them all -- but we need help providing them with food, clothing, medicine, and shelter. We need help taking care of their pets, too.

If you are a refugee, you can information that will help you find relief. If you want to donate or volunteer, you can find someone who needs you. Believe me, there are a lot of organizations who need your help.

Right now the site mostly covers Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas but I'm adding more every night. My wife was down at Reunion Arena in Dallas Tuesday handing out care packages and spiritually ministering to the refugees as a representative of her employer. She says that the situation is tragic and that there's a lot of work to be done. There are so many children who don't know where their parents are or even if their parents are still alive.

There are a lot of churches and other organizations in Texas that need help in dealing with the problem and I would appreciate it if you would get the word out.

Many thanks,

Michael McCullough

Stingray blogsite

19 posted on 09/08/2005 3:29:06 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: Maria S; Blurblogger; doug from upland; Alamo-Girl; cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; ...
FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list. I believe WaPo has done a better job than the NY Times monitoring Hillary's recent activity. Democrats Step Up Criticism of White House
20 posted on 09/08/2005 7:34:57 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem

How will she vote on Roberts? A yes vote , while admittedly calculated , loks even worse alongside Schumer's "take no prisoners" approach


21 posted on 09/08/2005 7:43:17 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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