Skip to comments.Democratic Insider: Hillary ‘Unfit’ for President
Posted on 09/24/2006 1:04:26 PM PDT by SoldierDad
Democratic Insider: Hillary Unfit for President
An upcoming book by a longtime Democratic insider asserts that Sen. Hillary Clinton is ethically unfit to hold public office. The author of the book is Jerry Zeifman, who was counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for 17 years. He was chief counsel to the committee during the Watergate episode, a role he chronicled in an earlier book, Without Honor: The Crimes of Camelot and the Impeachment of President Nixon.
Hillary was a committee staffer at the time. And Zeifmans new book Hillarys Pursuit of Power is based in large part on his personal experiences with Hillary.
A press release about the book states: This book describes and documents unethical practices of Senator Hillary Clinton . . .
In 1974, [Zeifman] had supervisory authority of a staff that included Hillary Rodham, who was then engaged in a variety of self-serving unethical practices in violation of House rules.
In 1998, as consultant to a member of the Judiciary Committee that impeached President Clinton, he gained extensive personal insights into the unethical practices of Hillary Clinton in her White House west wing office.
A lifelong Democrat, Jerry Zeifman has concluded that Hillary Clinton is ethically unfit to be either a senator or president and if she were to become President, the last vestige of the traditional moral authority of the party of Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson will be destroyed.
Zeifman provided more details about his dealings with Hillary in a letter he wrote to the New York Post in August 1999. It read in part:
In December 1974, as general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, I made a personal evaluation of Hillary Rodham (now Mrs. Clinton), a member of the staff we had gathered for our impeachment inquiry on President Richard Nixon. I decided that I could not recommend her for any future position of public or private trust.
Why? Hillary's main duty on our staff has been described by her authorized biographer as establishing the legal procedures to be followed in the course of the inquiry and impeachment. A number of the procedures she recommended were ethically flawed.
And I also concluded that she had violated House and committee rules by disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons
During my tenure with the House Judiciary Committee, I had supervisory authority over several hundred staff members. With the exception of Ms. Rodham, [special counsel John] Doar and [senior associate special counsel Bernard] Nussbaum, I recommended all of them for future positions of public and private trust.
The party is reeking with moral degenerates. We've know that for 10 years (FreeRepublic's 10th anniversary). Where have you been Zeifman?
I doubt it. This was taken during a Senate hearing shortly after she first got elected.
I don't think she will be able to stand being only one out of a 100 Senators for long.
Earth to Jerry Zeifman: There hasn't been any "tradition" of moral authority in the Democrat party in many, many years.
There is a very old expression, "She fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down."
It was originally written to describe Hillary.
Shrillery at one time has stated, "I loathe the military". This fugly beast shall NEVER be Commander in Chief.
Very nice devolve.
Hmm, I have an idea for door 2!
LOL! Thats some good stuff!
I can't say, but if I get more info I'll pass it along/sarc.
In the old (and not so old) days you had your Harry Trumans, Scoop Jacksons, Zell Millers... but no more.
They even had Big Liberals like Hubert Humphrey, who I greatly disagreed with, but also greatly admired. Humphrey was a decent, honest man of high ethics. Nothing resembling any of these folks exists now.
We had a president who led demonstrations on foreign soil in which our flag was burned, was on record for loathing the military, and had a history of assaults on women. His history was not erased.
And now he's shrillingly complaining that he's being unfairly dumped on by the "right wingers" for his failure to do anything about Bin Laden. He's blaming others for his short-comings.
"the party of Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson..."
Funny how he forgets to include Carter and Bill.
I agree on Truman.
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