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10-15-01 | Mia T

Posted on 10/15/2001 6:47:43 AM PDT by Mia T

hillary's typo

How Hillary Clinton Has Misled New Yorkers: Timeline

NEW YORK, NY - The Lazio Campaign today revealed a timeline showing how Hillary Clinton has misled New Yorkers about her association with individuals who have expressed support for the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas.

May 24, 2000 Hillary Clinton receives $1,000 contribution from pro-Hamas, pro-Hezbollah, Abdurahman Alamoudi

June 13, 2000 Mrs. Clinton attends fundraiser in Boston, organized by the American Muslim Alliance, and accepts $50,000 in contributions and a plaque from the group

August 8, 2000 Hillary Clinton sends a thank you note to the American Muslim Alliance for the plaque

October 25, 2000 New York Daily News reports that Mrs. Clinton attended fundraiser sponsored by the American Muslim Alliance, that she received $50,000 in contributions at the fundraiser, that Abdurahman Alamoudi gave Mrs. Clinton $1,000. Clinton Spokesman Howard Wolfson says Mrs. Clinton will return the $1,000 contribution from Alamoudi. Story also notes that Alamoudi was invited to the White House by Hillary Clinton.

October 26, 2000 NY Newspapers report that Hillary Clinton says she will return the $50,000 in donations. Daily News says, "Clinton said she routinely accepts such plaques - then stores them away. ëIíve been given literally thousands of plaques,í she said."

October 28, 2000 Lazio Campaign releases page 10 of Mrs. Clintonís FEC June 30 report that shows Mrs. Clinton filed Alamoudiís employer as the "American Museum Council," not the "American Muslim Council." Appearing at an event with Rick Lazio, Governor Pataki says, "Mrs. Clinton should say why she filed this under the American Museum Council, not the American Muslim Council."

October 28, 2000 Alamoudi speaks at a rally in front of the White House and says "I wish they added I am a supporter of Hezbollah. Anybody supports Hezbollah here?"

October 29, 2000 NY Newspapers report that Clinton campaign uses the excuse that the "American Museum Council" was a "typo." Lazio Campaign notes that when Mayor Giuliani had a similar misfiling on his FEC report, Howard Wolfson said, "The Mayor, I believe, signs these forms and is responsible for whatís in them."

October 31, 2000 (a.m.) Daily News reports that Alamoudi has been employed by Clinton State Department as "a goodwill ambassador abroad, giving lectures on religious tolerance in the U.S."

October 31, 2000 (p.m.) Fox News Channel breaks story of October 28 rally and notes that Nehod Atwad, another person Mrs. Clinton has invited to the White House spoke at the rally. Fox shows videotape of Mr. Atwad stating, "I am a supporter of the Hamas movement now more than ever."

November 2, 2000 Despite heavy lobbying from the President and Mrs. Clinton, Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind refuses to endorse his Democratic party member. NY Times reports that Mrs. Clinton refuses to discuss non-endorsement.

November 3, 2000 Letter from Mrs. Clinton to the American Muslim Alliance on White House Stationery thanking group for the plaque surfaces. Only after being questioned by reporters, the Clinton campaign releases the letter.

November 4, 2000 All NYC dailies report on the letter. Clinton camp tells Daily News that after the story of the fundraiser first surfaced, they "checked the White House archives but failed at that time to find any letter."

"After receiving queries from news organizations that received the faxed letter, Wolfson said campaign aides returned and discovered the previously missed document," the Daily News reports.

Nov 4, 2000
Lazio Campaign News Release,

0/31/00 3:45 p.m.
National Review
No Easy Ride for Hillary!
Her reluctance to speak candidly is her biggest obstacle.
By Deroy Murdock, a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service
As New Yorkers prepare to elect a new U.S. senator on November
7, Hillary Rodham Clinton remains hounded by twin suspicions about her
honesty and commitment to Israel. Her plunging support among Jewish
voters in a recent survey suggests that these nagging questions may be
causing grave damage to her Senate candidacy.
Mrs. Clinton fueled these lingering doubts in November 1999 when she
kissed Yasser Arafat's wife, Suha, immediately after Mrs. Arafat
delivered a speech accusing Israel of murdering Arab children &emdash; with
poison gas, no less. Mrs. Clinton said she did not understand the
simultaneous translation of Mrs. Arafat's Arabic remarks. In any case,
why the smooch? Given the PLO's legacy of violence, wouldn't a
handshake have sufficed?
Mrs. Clinton sparked further questions when she claimed that she asked
President Clinton to veto an anti-Israel resolution in the United
Nations Security Council on October 7. The U.S. abstained instead.
But did she really urge that veto, or simply concoct that story
afterward to limit the damage to her candidacy after the abstention drew
fire? Mrs. Clinton has been very uncomfortable discussing this
matter. When I asked her about this at an October 17 Council on Foreign
Relations meeting, she huffed: "That question does not even deserve a
response. I have said everything about that I have to say."
Now Hillary Clinton has puzzled Jewish voters and friends of Israel with
yet another stumble. The New York Daily News reported on October
25 that her Senate campaign has returned $50,000 collected at a Boston
fundraiser attended by Muslims and Americans of Arab descent. The First
Lady posed for photos holding a plaque given to her by the event's
organizers. It expressed the appreciation of the American Muslim
Alliance for her human-rights activism. Mrs. Clinton now says she
didn't know the award was from the Alliance, even though the group's
name was emblazoned on the trophy in large letters. "I get handed
thousands of plaques," Mrs. Clinton now says. Alas for the First Lady,
the American Muslim Alliance's national president, Agha Saeed, favors
the Palestinian struggle for independence from Israel and believes the
Palestinians "have the right to resist by armed force."
Mrs. Clinton has hosted events at the Executive Mansion "to which
individuals opposed to the Mideast peace process and Israel's existence
were invited," the Daily News reported. Her Senate campaign returned a
$1,000 contribution from one of those visitors, Abduraham Alamoudi of
the American Muslim Council. According to the Daily News, Alamoudi once
declared: "We are the ones who went to the White House and defended what
is called Hamas," the Palestinian terrorist group whose 1994-1996
suicide-bombing campaign killed 130 people and wounded some 600 others.
Shortly after one of its bombs exploded in Jerusalem in August 1997,
Alamoudi told Fox News about Hamas: "I think it's a freedom-fighting
Mrs. Clinton's June 30, 2000 Federal Election Commission filing cited
Alamoudi's May 25 donation of $1,000 to her war chest. Oddly enough,
his occupation is not listed as "American Muslim Council" but "American
Museum Council." The Clinton campaign calls this a typo. (To see
Alamoudi's contribution record, search under his surname here.)
A reasonable voter might give another candidate the benefit of the doubt
here. But this is the same Hillary Rodham Clinton who is associated
with the "bureaucratic snafu" that led to Filegate.
This is the same First Lady whose Rose Law Firm billing records vanished
for two years, then magically reappeared in the White House residence
just days after the Resolution Trust Corporation concluded a
Whitewater-related probe in which the records would have been relevant.
"I do not know how the billing records came to be found where they were
found," the First Lady shrugged back in January 1996.
This is the same woman who special prosecutor Robert Ray believes gave
deceptive sworn testimony in the Travelgate affair. As Ray's October 18
report concludes: Mrs. Clinton "played a role in the decision to fire
the [White House Travel Office] employees and…thus, her statement to the
contrary under oath to this office is factually false."
As Bill Clinton's presidency wanes, a Hillary Clinton Senate term could
be waxing around the corner. For now, her Republican opponent stands in
the way. In a Zogby poll published October 31 in the New York Post,
Rep. Rick Lazio led the Dutchess of Chappaqua 47.8 percent to 42.9
(margin of error: plus or minus 3.8 percent).
Mrs. Clinton's collapsing popularity among Jewish voters also spells
trouble. On October 29, Zogby found her leading among Jews by 68.8
percent to 27.3 for Lazio. (Margin of error: plus or minus 4 percent).
Two days later, in the aforementioned October 31 poll, only 46 percent
of Jews favored Mrs. Clinton while Lazio's support climbed to 45
But the biggest obstacle between Hillary Clinton and her Capitol Hill
dreams may be her reluctance to speak candidly about the scandals that
nip at her heels like Park Avenue poodles. New Yorkers soon may decide
that they deserve better in the Senate than a politician's wife who
parachuted into the Empire State with ambitions nearly as awesome as her
allergy to the truth.



The woman who undid the peace

San Francisco Examiner
James Lafferty

James Lafferty is an independent journalist in Washington. E-mail:

By James Lafferty
A leading U.S. newspaper recently carried a commentary titled "The Men Who Undid The Mideast Peace," which placed the blame squarely on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's predecessor.

A more accurate version might well have read "The Woman Who Undid The Mideast Peace." It would have placed the blame squarely on the person who persuaded her close friend Sandy Berger and her husband, Bill Clinton, to push Barak into concessions that have triggered the Palestinians' new jihad against Israel.

Make no mistake. Hillary Rodham Clinton has been a staunch supporter of the Palestine Liberation Front since her "romantic radical" undergraduate days at Wellesley. Those radicals -- most of them the indulged sons and daughters of America's upper class -- viewed Arafat, a committed terrorist who has transformed the Palestinian territory into a thugocracy, as a "freedom fighter."

Some of those radicals, of course, grew up as they entered adulthood. Clinton, unfortunately, did not. She was the first major voice in the Clinton administration to call for a Palestinian state and, according to White House sources, she was the leading behind-the-scenes force for openly backing Barak over Netanyahu -- an unprecedented interference in the internal politics of a friendly democracy.

It was Clinton who gazed admiring as Suha Arafat committed a blood libel against the people of the Israel by accusing the Israeli government of employing toxic gas against Palestinian women and children. Far from denouncing such outrageous rhetoric, Clinton embraced Arafat's wife and kissed her cheek.

White House sources also say the first lady was the first to suggest that the president dispatch political strategists James Carville and Stan Greenburg to Israel to aid Barak's election bid.

They also acknowledge that it was she who suggested the administration pressure Barak to cede 90 percent of Israel's hard-won "buffer zones" on the West Bank and to agree to making Jerusalem a divided city.

Worse, far worse, the administration acted on her advice in persuading Barak to assent to an open-door "right-of-return" policy for the sons and daughters of Palestinians living in Israel prior to 1948. That terribly naive concession has the potential to double Israel's population within a decade -- giving the Palestinians the demographic upper hand in any election.

Would they then vote for measures to guarantee Jews equitable status or would they vote to confiscate their lands and expel them?

To ask the question is to answer it. An unlimited "right-to-return" concession would mean the end of Israel as a Jewish religious state, and Clinton surely knows that.

Is it any wonder that she was booed vigorously at a recent rally of Jewish Democrats and is studiously avoiding any uncontrolled public gatherings where her presence would evoke a similar response?

That includes, of course, the World Series, where Clinton, a longstanding Yankees' fan, cannot afford to show up at either Shea Stadium or the "House that Ruth Built."

No wonder polls currently show her holding only a slim lead among the Empire State's crucial bloc of Jewish voters -- a group of yellow-dog Democrats that normally should be in her camp by a landslide margin.

In fact, if her longtime pal Bob Shrum hadn't persuaded Al Gore to leapfrog Joe Lieberman over several front-running vice-presidential candidates, she could well be tied or trailing.

Rick Lazio, the youthful congressman from Long Island, still trails Clinton in statewide polls, but he is starting to pick up steam as he campaigns in traditionally Republican upstate New York.

It would not beggar anyone's imagination to see Lazio squeak by on Election Day. If that happens, part of his boost over the top will come from upstate Republicans returning to the fold. But equally significant aid may well be coming from Jewish New Yorkers increasingly aware of the identity of the woman who undid the peace process by pushing for such an untenable peace in the first place.


Posted on 10/29/2000 09:34:47 PST by BobS

He said Clinton's forceful criticism of Arafat during the last few weeks has not made him regret his group's decision to support her.

"The idea is to win the election," he said. "[So] she must change her tune. But that doesn't mean anything. It's just at the spur of the moment that she must say these things, and we understand that."

Hillary handed 50 grand by Israel's sworn enemies


"Boston, June 13, 2000 - The American Muslim Alliance Massachusetts chapter held a successful fund-raiser for First Lady Hillary Clinton at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston on June 13, 2000. . .

And Hillary clearly understood that her hosts were concerned the U.S. war on terrorism might be too harsh.

In her speech, "Mrs. Clinton vowed to pursue fairness and justice in the issue of secret evidence and the Anti-Terrorism Act," the AMA Web report notes.

Then there's the $1,000 contribution the first lady accepted (then returned this week) from Abdurahman Alamoudi, the American Muslim Council official who attended the Boston event. "We are the ones who went to the White House and defended what is called Hamas," the New York Daily News says Alamoudi once boasted.

Beyond trying to cover up her fund raising with Arafat sympathizers, Mrs. Clinton may have even attempted to hide Alamoudi's American Muslim Council ties. Her campaign's FEC filing actually lists Alamoudi's employer as "The American Museum Council."


Hillary Caught in Pro-Arafat Fund-Raising Cover-Up

MUSLIM DONORS CITE E-MAIL: Say Hil Camp Knew 50G Fund-Raiser Was Theirs

News/Current Events News Keywords: HILLARY CLINTON, MUSLIM DONATIONS
New York Daily News
Published: October 28, 2000 Author: Larry Cohler-Esses
Posted on 10/28/2000 03:40:12 PDT by


A Muslim group whose leader approves of armed Palestinian resistance to Israel disputed Hillary Rodham Clinton's assertion that she didn't know the group sponsored a Boston fund-raiser for her.

The group provided an e-mail yesterday to show there had been contact between the organization and the Clinton campaign the day before the event.

Tahir Ali, chairman of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Muslim Alliance, spoke with Clinton campaign finance director David Rosen on the eve of the June 13 Boston fund-raiser, according to the text of an e-mail Ali sent to his members that same day.

"I just talked to David Rosen, financial director," the e-mail says. "He indicated that Mrs. Clinton will be at the Park Plaza Hotel before 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. [So] try to be there before that."

Ali provided the e-mail to the Daily News after the Clinton campaign insisted that the American Muslim Alliance did not sponsor the fund-raiser, which the organization says generated $50,000 for her Senate campaign. The campaign is returning the money.

Ali has conceded that his group was not the original sponsor of the event, but said it assumed sponsorship about a week before it took place.

A spokesman for Clinton, who accepted a plaque from the group in Boston, insisted yesterday that the campaign was not aware that the American Muslim Alliance sponsored the event.

When asked about Ali's e-mail citing his conversation with Rosen, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said, "He [Rosen] does not remember speaking with Mr. Ali, but in any case that is irrelevant. When we found out that this organization claimed credit for hosting the event, we decided to return the money raised at it."

Clinton's contact with the anti-Israel group has jolted her campaign, which has been courting Jewish voters and in recent weeks has condemned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for failing to halt a wave of Mideast violence.

Ali's e-mail provided new details about the relationship the alliance was seeking to forge with the First Lady.

"We plan to ask her to include a few 'qualified' Muslims in her campaign," the e-mail informed its members. It notes also that the national chairman of the alliance, Agha Saeed, wanted to invite Clinton to be keynote speaker at the group's upcoming national convention.

Saeed has said in interviews that while he supports Palestinian efforts to gain a state through peace talks, if this fails he backs their right to use armed force in accordance with a UN resolution that he says endorses this.

The state Republican Party is trying to capitalize on the issue by hiring a phone-bank company to call voters with Jewish names.

Reading from scripts, the solicitors identify themselves as working for the GOP and accuse Clinton of taking $50,000 from a group supportive of anti-Israel terrorists.

With Joel Siegel

All information copyrighted.

The clintons' fundamental error: They are too arrogant and dim-witted to understand that the demagogic process in this fiberoptic age isn't about counting spun heads; it's about not discounting circumambient brains.

Mia T

Mindless rhinestone-studded-and-tented kleptocracy

"Hillary's people are very bright," said a well-connected Democrat yesterday. "But they think everybody else is stupid."
Stupid is as stupid does, says Off the Record. . .


Don't lose
Your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it.
--an old roadside ad, Pushme-Pullyou

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events

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Mia bump!!!! Great job.
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Olson Book's Chilling Warning: Clinton's Terrorist Pardons Sent Signal

News Max
Published: Oct. 14, 2001 Author: Carl Limbacher and Staff
Posted on 10/14/01 8:23 PM Pacific by
concerned about politics

In a bone chilling chapter of her new book "The Final Days," late heroine-author Barbara Olson warned that ex-president Bill Clinton's pardons of terrorists who had repeatedly bombed buildings in New York City "send a signal" that the U.S. isn't serious about fighting terrorism.

In words that now seem like a harbinger of her own Sept. 11 death at the hands of the Middle Eastern terrorists, Olson cited example after example of how U.S. officials strenuously warned Clinton that pardoning FALN Puerto Rican separatists who had waged their own bombing jihad on America posed a threat to national security.

In August 1999 Clinton pardoned 16 FALN terrorists without even being asked, in a move that was widely seen as a cynical ploy to win Hispanic votes for his wife's New York senate bid.

The group had planned and executed 130 bombing attacks on New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. from 1974 to 1983. Miraculously, the FALN managed to kill just six Americans. But hundreds more were seriously wounded.

Law enforcement officials were stunned when Clinton decided to pardon the FALN bombers.

"The FBI's assistant director of national security, Neil Gallagher, said that the people turned loose by Clinton 'are criminals, and they are terrorists, and they represent a threat to the United States,'" Olson wrote.

In a subchapter eerily headlined "Pardons for Terrorists Send a Signal," she reported:

"President Clinton had not bothered to consult with relatives of victims of FALN terrorism. In fact, the survivors of those murdered and those whose lives had otherwise been destroyed by the terrorists were not even informed that their attackers were being released."

Olson continued:

"Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder.... conceded that the nation owed much greater consideration to the victims. And Holder's boss, Janet Reno, explicitly acknowledged that groups aligned with the FALN still posed a threat to national security."

In comments turned gut-wrenching in light of last month's attacks, former Justice Department pardon attorney Margaret Love told the late author that Clinton's terrorist pardons should have set off alarm bells.

"We should have seen a big flashing red light because of the FALN cases.... That was a foreshoadowing of what happened later."

Love was referring to Clinton's January 2001 pardons of drug dealers and international fugitives, not the attacks on the U.S., which no one foresaw. But it's nearly impossible now to read those words as anything but prophesy of the terrorist acts that murdered Olson and nearly 6,000 others last month.

In a moment of now legendary heroism, the late author telephoned her husband, Solicitor General Ted Olson, from American Flight 175 to warn that terrorists had hijacked her plane. Mr. Olson had the terrible task of telling his wife that two planes had slammed into New York's World Trade Center minutes before.

Barbara Olson's phone call was the first warning the government had that Washington, D.C. had come under similar attack.

In comments sure to irk those who argued for eight years that Bill Clinton's private life was nobody else's business, the late author contends that the terrorist pardons were payback for Mrs. Clinton indulging her husband's decades of rampant philandering.

"Hillary had done a lot of heavy lifting for her husband, much of it, such as the various bimbo eruptions, that required her to hold her nose. She had to cover for her husband and lie."

Olson called the FALN pardons Bill Clinton's "first return on her investment."

Though a lively debate has raged ever since Sept. 11 over whether the ex-president did as much as he could to stop Osama bin Laden, the one-time congressional Clinton investigator is the first to raise the FALN pardon question at any length.

Perhaps now Sen. Clinton, who has made herself newly available on the TV talk show circuit since the World Trade Center attacks, will be asked whether she agrees with Olson that her husband's terrorist pardons "sent a signal."




"My client had nothing to do with the low-rent, trailer-park trash politicians who infested our country for the past eight years."

--Michael Rosen, lawyer for Thomas Gambino, son of late Mafia boss Carlo Gambino

New York Post via The Wall Street Journal

(Michael Rosen was understandably eager to distance his client, a convicted loan shark, from the clintons. Another Thomas Gambino reportedly paid $50,000 to roger clinton in an unsuccessful effort to get a pardon for his father, Rosario Gambino.),

It's not easy to play fair against Mr. and Mrs. Clinton, who, in the words of the authors, "operated like a crime family, expecting friends and aides to protect them even against their own best interests." What's amazing, of course, is that's exactly what Clinton friends and aides have always done, from Susan McDougal to Webster Hubbell to flocks of nameless White House special assistants. Even Jim McDougal died just in time to deprive the independent counsel of a key witness against Mrs. Clinton, thus derailing what the authors report to have been her likely indictment for perjury and obstruction related to the Whitewater investigation....     

Reading the tumultuous events of the Lewinsky probe in a comprehensive narrative is unlike attempting to make sense of it in daily doses. Something different comes through the heavy accumulation of detail of, for example, the duplicity of the Justice Department, or the sharklike behavior of the White House. One begins to get a choking sense of the atmosphere of corruption and ruthlessness the Clintons inhabit -- and, worse, have forced the rest of us to inhabit. Taken in one piece, the habitual, even casual abuse of power on display begins to resemble conditions one normally associates with a state of totalitarianism, where such concepts as truth and justice are only paid lip service. In the end, then, it makes you wonder when there will be fresh air again.

-----Crime-family values

"I did not have any involvement in the pardons that were granted or not granted," insisted Sen. KnowNothing, seeming to forget her presence at the New-Square/Oval-Office schmooze that secured pardons for the four Hasidic felons who set up a phony school in Brooklyn to swindle the government out of millions intended for the poor.

Mia T, Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton Effectively Pleads 5TH in Press Conference by Invoking Spousal Privilege

by Mia T
So many pardons 4 sale.
So many rodhams & clintons to nail.
Hey, hey Mary Jo!
Can you spell R-I-C-O?

Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton Holds News Conference

by Mia T


WASHINGTON- February 22. Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton held her premiere press conference today on Capitol Hill, ostensibly to answer questions about the peddling of White House pardons by her brother and her campaign treasurer. Notably absent among the press queries were any about her own involvement not only in those pardons, but in the larger universe of sold pardons--the incipient clinton scandal du jour--Pardongate.

KnowNothing's brother, Hugh Rodham, secured two of the 141 clinton midnight pardons, one for a cocaine kingpin and the other for a snake-oil swindler. Rodham netted a quick $400,000 for his "work" according to various rodhams and clintons and their assorted lawyers. KnowNothing's campaign treasurer, William Cunningham III, himself a law partner of longtime KnowNothing adviser Harold Ickes, helped obtain last-minute pardons for two convicted felons.


Displaying a willingness to throw her brother (along with her husband) to the wolves, Sen. Victim Clinton was quick to make a distinction between her big, bad brother's pardon "work" and that of her campaign treasurer, "a fine lawyer and a fine man." The "family" connection of brother Rodham to Clinton made brother Rodham's "work" bad, bad, bad, whereas the campaign treasurer Cunningham's connection to the senator and her campaign coffers made his securing of two pardons in record time a sterling example of highminded, effective public service.

KnowNothing is apparently not the best of thinkers. If the "family" connection makes lobbying for cocaine-kingpin and snake-oil-swindler pardons bad, bad, bad for brother Rodham, then the "family" connection makes lobbying for the Hasidim 4 (see Keating 5) pardons bad, badder, baddest for the wife, First Lady and senator-elect. Moreover, pardons for votes is arguably worse than pardons for dough.


KnowNothing specifically declined to answer when asked whether she discussed the pardons with her husband, effectively pleading the 5th. Turning aside questions about the pardon decisions her husband had made, she told reporters they should address those issues with him and his staff. She refused to say whether he should agree to appear voluntarily before congressional committees investigating the pardons. Interestingly, no one asked her whether she would agree to appear voluntarily before those same congressional committees.


"I did not have any involvement in the pardons that were granted or not granted," insisted Sen. KnowNothing, seeming to forget her presence at the New-Square/Oval-Office schmooze that secured pardons for the four Hasidic felons who set up a phony school in Brooklyn to swindle the government out of millions intended for the poor.


KnowNothing noted that her"best memory" was that she never spoke to her brother or to Mr. Cunningham about the pardons. With variations of "I don't have a memory" and "my best memory, and avoiding the more obvious "I don't recall" and "my best recollection," KnowNothing reprised the Ruffian standard used during the clinton years to commit perjury without penalty.


...or more precisely, envelopes. During her denials of involvement in any of the pardons, KnowNothing made the curious claim: "People handed me envelopes, I passed them on [and never opened a single one. Honest.]"


Reprising the role of victim that enabled her to win a senate seat in spite of record-high personal negatives and public failures, the senator peppered her answers about big, bad Hugh (understanding that the subtext was big, bad Bill) with "saddened" and "disappointed" and "heartbroken" and "shocked."


This session today was cut short by a staffer when reporters appeared dissatisfied by Senator KnowNothing's lack of candor.

In the end, this press conference full of poses, poll-tested phrases and prevarication was just another display of the clintons' utter contempt for the people. Bill Clinton committed the same error last Sunday in his shameless, lie-filled New York Times Pardongate Apologia.

The clintons' fundamental error: They are too arrogant and dim-witted to understand that the demagogic process in this fiberoptic age isn't about counting spun heads; it's about not discounting circumambient brains.


Don't lose
Your head
To gain a minute
You need your head
Your brains are in it.
--an old roadside ad, Pushme-Pullyou
HIM: "I didn't have sex with that pardon."

HER: Sen. KnowNothing Victim Clinton Effectively Pleads 5TH by Invoking Spousal Privilege

Connect the dots, Helen...

Can you spell R-I-C-O?

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Kinda big though. And old.

6 posted on 07/09/2005 3:20:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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