Skip to comments.The Whitewater Proxy
Posted on 03/27/2008 8:07:07 PM PDT by Aristotelian
Hillary Clinton's been all the news this week, after she "misspoke" about Whitewater, Travelgate, missing files, suspicious pardons, Johnny Chung and cattle futures. Oh wait, after she "misspoke" about Bosnia. Oh wait, same thing.
That's one way to make sense of the unrelenting, unforgiving, 24/7 news coverage of Mrs. Clinton's fictional telling of Bosnian sniper fire and the subsequent debunking of her every word. In a nasty primary battle that has already featured racial slurs and Chicago slum lords, missing tax documents, and a "monster," you might expect this slip-up to have been yet another blip in the media cycle.
But that would have been to deny the press, the pundits, Democrats, and even Barack Obama, the catharsis of finally -- finally! -- getting a chance to confront the Clintons' questionable mores. Hillary's and Bill's scandals have been the elephant in the primary room ever since she first signaled a run. Yet up to now everyone has been too scared, or too loyal, or too weary to touch the ugly past. Her Bosnia misspeak is now serving as proxy for all the truths about the Clintons' non-truths, allowing even liberals to break free from their Clinton dependence.
And how liberating it is! The video of Mrs. Clinton's speech about Bosnian sniper fire, twinned with real footage of calmly strolling down the Tuzla tarmac, has been running on one continuous TV loop. Reporters have dug up every last person who accompanied her on the sedate trip to pour a little more salt in the wound.
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Red Bone? I must have missed that one ... I don't recall :)
It is a relief to see that the genie's bottle has been opened up on the Clintons. The press maybe starting to peel off layers of protective veneer to finally expose their scaly and grimey prolific perfidious swindling and corruption.
Re Red Bone:
Hillary Clinton Futures Trades Detailed
By Charles R. Babcock
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 27, 1994; Page A01
A close examination of her individual trades underscores Blair’s pivotal role. It also shows that Robert L. “Red” Bone, who ran the Springdale, Ark., office of Ray E. Friedman and Co. (Refco), allowed Clinton to initiate and maintain many trading positions besides the first when she did not have enough money in her account to cover them.
Why would Bone do so? Bone could not be reached for comment, but Blair said he thought he knew why. “I was a very good customer,” he said, noting he paid Bone $800,000 in commissions over the years. “They weren’t going to hassle me. If I brought them somebody, they weren’t going to hassle them.”
Try too partisan. The news media is 95 percent liberal Democrat. They don't report news, they produce partisan propaganda. They would still be promoting the Clintons if someone fancier, Obama, hadn't taken the stage. “Poetic justice” is right. But so is “arrested development” which describes the adolescent ignorance and arrogance of what passes today for the Press.
There was a disgusting man on Glenn Beck’s show the other night—some so-called “journalist” or something to do with the newsmedia. He kept insisting that “politicians exaggerate—all of them do”. The significance of lying was obviously lost on him. He exemplified the “Mainstream Newsmedia” and why decent people hold it and its so-called “journalists” in such contempt.
Thing is, it wasn’t an exaggeration; it was a fabrication.
John Huang too ~ don’t forget him. Then there’s Gilbert Colon.
Great tagline. It will soon be obsolete.
“No need to mention Vince Foster, Red Bone, Marc Rich or Webster Hubbell”
We used to play a game called Geography where somebody named a place, the next person named a place beginning with the last letter of the previous place - Arkansas, San Diego, Oregon, etc.
You could do that with the Clinton scandals. Vince Foster, Rose law firm, Monica, Arkansas prison blood, Dale (Billy), Espy (Mike), Yeakey (Terry), Yvette Fagan (died at Waco), (Bernard) Nussbaum, (Susan) McDonald, Dick Morris, (Kenneth) Starr, Ron Brown, etc.
You forgot McDougal. Dead of course.
Jim McDougal died in 1998, as you noted. Susan McDougal, who I misremembered as McDonald above, is one of the few people who did time as a result of Whitewater. I didn’t know Susan had separated from Jim. I also didn’t know she received a full pardon from Bill Clinton.
I had forgotten the vast wasteland of Clintonian scandals.
That was a happy ending! I have seen defections and rebukes, like Pelosi resisting the Clinton donor's strong arm letter, as never before. If she goes far enough she may finish herself.
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