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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-03 09:53 PM
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37. Interesting selection from the Rudin article
Here's more of it:

"There is no question that Clark's 34-year military career was impressive. First in his class at West Point, awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam, he helped negotiate the end of the conflict in Bosnia in 1995, and ran a war in the Balkans four years later that did not result in the loss of a single American life. He is intense and aggressive, driven and smart, and always focused. But, according to reports, he is also stubborn and abrasive, overbearing and self-righteous, and no profile of Clark seems complete without these characterizations. He was removed from his NATO post in 1999, after feuding with Defense Secretary Bill Cohen and Joint Chiefs Chairman Hugh Shelton, and the sniping from those who served with him continues, albeit mostly anonymously. After leaving the military, and before launching his political career, he was an analyst for CNN, where he was a consistent critic of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, which Clark calls a "historic blunder."

Seems a little more "fair and balanced" in context, doesn't it?

Some people like him, some people don't. Its a rare person who doesn't have supporters and detractors.

The question remains, who is most likely to have a decent shot at beating Bush in November? If your answer to that is Clark, you're probably right.
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  -NPR on Clark: 'stubborn, abrasive, overbearing and self-righteous' Patriot_Spear  Dec-20-03 09:07 PM   #0 
  - Sheesh  AnnabelLee   Dec-20-03 09:10 PM   #1 
  - What's The Difference Between A Brown Nose & An Ass Kisser?  cryingshame   Dec-20-03 09:14 PM   #6 
  - When are they going to get that 1999 thing right? I don't care.  roguevalley   Dec-20-03 09:10 PM   #2 
  - Vote Democrat- The Party With Opposable Thumbs  cryingshame   Dec-20-03 09:13 PM   #4 
     - LOL! As an Anthropologist I appreciate your humor! Screw NPR, Clark rulz  Melodybe   Dec-21-03 03:34 AM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-20-03 09:12 PM   #3 
  - it would be my guess  laruemtt   Dec-20-03 09:14 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-20-03 09:14 PM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-20-03 09:16 PM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-20-03 09:20 PM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-20-03 09:20 PM   #15 
  - Not really you just have to have finished 1st in your class at.....  deminflorida   Dec-20-03 09:20 PM   #16 
  - sorry  TorchTheWitch   Dec-20-03 09:47 PM   #31 
  - Hey! That's a pretty accurate description of Bush too!  elperromagico   Dec-20-03 09:17 PM   #9 
  - While we're speculating about his personality, I'd like to add that  Jackhammer Jesus   Dec-20-03 09:17 PM   #10 
  - Why is the candidate more  bowens43   Dec-20-03 09:27 PM   #23 
     - Well, get ready for four more years of it  mikehiggins   Dec-20-03 09:56 PM   #39 
  - I've seen Clark a few times now  Droopy   Dec-20-03 09:18 PM   #11 
  - You left out the best part which will be the end of Howard Dean..  deminflorida   Dec-20-03 09:19 PM   #12 
  - More than likely  Jim4Wes   Dec-20-03 09:19 PM   #13 
  - Funny, those under his command have a different view than NPR:  robbedvoter   Dec-20-03 09:21 PM   #17 
  - And another opposing view - based on facts, not gossip:  robbedvoter   Dec-20-03 09:23 PM   #18 
  - Doubtful on that "happiest in front of a mirror" part  mouse7   Dec-21-03 05:43 AM   #49 
  - "according to reports, he is.."  Eric J in MN   Dec-20-03 09:23 PM   #19 
  - More opposing views here:  robbedvoter   Dec-20-03 09:24 PM   #20 
  - Good to know you want "to be fair" when you post a smear Patriot_Spear  Myra   Dec-20-03 09:27 PM   #21 
  - Isnt this the general smear forum?  Egnever   Dec-20-03 09:48 PM   #32 
  - More rebuttal here:  robbedvoter   Dec-20-03 09:27 PM   #22 
  - Can we still nasty things about NPR?They're not considered liberal anymore  billbuckhead   Dec-20-03 09:33 PM   #26 
  - Arent't you glad HD supporters muzzled everyone's style and preach  robbedvoter   Dec-20-03 09:29 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-21-03 04:03 AM   #48 
  - Surely you aren't suggesting Dean supporters make rules at DU?  Scott Lee   Dec-21-03 12:53 PM   #55 
  - Since you like NPR, watch NOW with Bill Moyers tomorrow  robbedvoter   Dec-20-03 09:32 PM   #25 
  - I'm so frustrated with NPR. In the car, you have little choice.  billbuckhead   Dec-20-03 09:39 PM   #27 
  - maybe someone  drfemoe   Dec-20-03 09:45 PM   #29 
  - How many  drfemoe   Dec-20-03 09:43 PM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-20-03 09:48 PM   #33 
  - I know  Jerseycoa   Dec-20-03 09:45 PM   #30 
  - Uh, what about the rest Patriot?  Tom Rinaldo   Dec-20-03 09:50 PM   #34 
  - Check out my other thread Tom- I'm giving equal time. n/t  Patriot_Spear   Dec-20-03 09:52 PM   #36 
  - Interesting: I post two articles on Clark- one postive one negative...  Patriot_Spear   Dec-20-03 09:51 PM   #35 
  - It means...  Cornus   Dec-20-03 09:55 PM   #38 
     - There are other interpretations...  Patriot_Spear   Dec-20-03 09:56 PM   #40 
        - Don't keep us in suspense!  dralston   Dec-20-03 10:12 PM   #42 
           - You tell me.  Patriot_Spear   Dec-20-03 10:13 PM   #43 
  - Interesting selection from the Rudin article  mikehiggins   Dec-20-03 09:53 PM   #37 
  - I think your subject line is unfair.  dralston   Dec-20-03 10:11 PM   #41 
  - 'stubborn, abrasive, overbearing and self-righteous?'  RatTerrier   Dec-20-03 10:26 PM   #44 
  - Ok SO when Dean is stubborn,  xultar   Dec-21-03 03:41 AM   #46 
  - So now being a fighter is bad  xultar   Dec-21-03 03:56 AM   #47 
  - Sounds like Bush  amber dog democrat   Dec-21-03 11:35 AM   #50 
  - One more reason I'd like to see him Govern / serve in the Senate before  mzmolly   Dec-21-03 11:38 AM   #51 
  - Excuse me, but doesn't a person  Ilsa   Dec-21-03 11:51 AM   #52 
  - ego is a fairly comon attribute  arewethereyet   Dec-21-03 11:57 AM   #53 
  - Why is it when Dean outpolls Calrk by 2.5 to 1 Nationally,  shivaji   Dec-21-03 12:00 PM   #54 
  - kick  ldoolin   Dec-21-03 04:51 PM   #56 

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