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Hillary At Martha's Vineyard: On Clinton, Guns, Elitism, And John Kerry
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Sam Stein at Huff Post:

Sen. Hillary Clinton hit hard at Barack Obama on Monday, asserting that his recent controversial Pennsylvania comments made him out of touch with religious folk and gun owners. She's even taken to touting her past experience duck hunting, and raising the sensitive subject of Obama's similarities to another Democratic pol who she says was viewed as elitist -- Sen. John Kerry.

In light of this, a reader tipped the Huffington Post off to an amusing passage from Sally Bedell Smith's book on the Clintons, "For Love Of Politics" -- amusing if only because it seemingly combines all of the issues noted above (the Clintons, guns, elitism, and John Kerry) into a single anecdote.

It is 1994, and Bill Clinton has just passed his landmark assault weapons ban - a huge victory for gun control advocates but legislation that caused consternation among some congressional Democrats, who worried it would come back to haunt them in the midterm election. With the bill signed, the first couple retreats to Martha's Vineyard for a ten-day, rent-free stay at a posh estate, which includes a sailing excursion with James Taylor and -- you guessed it -- Sen. Kerry, while Bill plays rounds of golf and fudges his score.

Read on:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/14/hillary-at-mar...
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