Skip to comments.In Vigilant Hillaryland, Advisers Stay Devoted
Posted on 06/01/2005 12:10:46 AM PDT by neverdem
WASHINGTON, May 31 - As she prepares to run for re-election next year, and perhaps make a presidential run in 2008, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is counting on the counsel of a tight-knit group of advisers who possess a set of qualities that she may prize above all others: discipline and loyalty.
Leaks? Public skirmishes? None of this tends to happen in Hillaryland, as Mrs. Clinton's advisers call the inner circle, mostly because the people who have gained entry into this exclusive club have shown strict devotion to her through the years, including her darkest days in public life.
In fact, political strategists say they are struck by the similarities between Mrs. Clinton's inner circle and the team surrounding President Bush, who has placed a premium on loyalty since his days as governor of Texas and whose lieutenants are known for falling in lockstep behind him.
"Both operations make the papal conclave look like a bunch of free talkers," said Chris Lehane, a Democratic strategist, referring to the Bush and Clinton camps. "I mean that in a positive way, because that is the type of discipline it takes to win."
But perhaps as interesting is the fact that the culture that dominates Mrs. Clinton's political organization is strikingly different from the rollicking atmosphere that seemed to characterize her husband's administration, where turf battles were common and top aides frequently served up morsels of news to reporters to promote their agenda and consolidate power.
Bill Clinton led a political team that, while battle-tested and successful, could sometimes function as an all-night idea session with thoughts being tossed out as trial balloons and internal debates erupting publicly. But as Mrs. Clinton, the junior senator from New York, moves to establish her own orbit in American government and politics, associates of the couple...
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I noticed all the mouthy ones are dead...Vince Foster, Webb Hubbel, etc....Arkanside has made its mark.
I thought those were just overheated rumors?
When did Webb Hubbell die?
Oh, I thought the pics were very flattering! Amd thanks for not including Ann Lewis in the lineup.
He's set up a front group under the name of "Americans Coming Together" or something of that sort. He was on the radio touting this "new" organization as a fund raiser for Democratic candidates....his talking points were transparently bogus.
He's another crook laying the groundwork for Mrs. Clintcrook.
OOPS! My Bad! Not yet....He just went to prison for Whitewater...
That montage of pics was, believe it or not, courtesy of the NY Times.
No need for the "hmmmmmm", just say it:
Hitlery is a lesbian.
As an aside, she's also unelectable.
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..Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is counting on the counsel of a tight-knit group of advisers who possess a set of qualities that she may prize above all others: discipline and loyalty....not surprised...they will need both when they lie and cover up for her.
Let's just say that I have it on significantly credible authority that Bill and Hitlery have slept in separate hotel rooms going all the way back to the 1990 election campaign and thereafter.
Any Hillary advisor has been amply "Forsterized" I can assure you. None would want his/her mis-step to be just a stoll in the park.
Oh please I have my own seared image of Ms. Lewis to recall. With her name evoked, breakfast will simply not stay put.
Sheesh - posting those faces on signs would keep dogs out of your yard! Either that or attract a lot of 'em.
She envokes instant puking!
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