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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:52 PM
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Clinton camp questions Obama’s transparency
Source: The Hill


By Andy Barr
Posted: 03/15/08 04:10 PM
Top aides for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) attacked Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Saturday in response to a new report that Obama has received $250,000 in campaign contributions from indicted fundraiser Tony Rezko since 1996.

Clinton strategist Mark Penn called on the Obama campaign to fully disclose any involvement between the Illinois Senator and Rezko following the story published in the Chicago Sun-Times.

“We tend to learn more in dribs and drabs,” Penn told reporters in a conference call, adding that the rate at which information is coming out is in “direct conflict” with the kind of “transparent candidate Obama claims to be.”

When asked why the Clinton campaign is pushing the Rezko story so hard given the controversial business relationships the Clinton’s have had, Penn cited the numerous books written on the New York senator and said “her life is an open book.”...



Read more: http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/clinton-camp-questions...
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:55 PM
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1. HA! LOL!! This post looks pretty foolish when seen in light of Chicago Tribune story here
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

when they applaud Obama for his transparency. give it up Hillary, your done. you got nothing
on Obama, especially since you won't even release your tax records.
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:56 PM
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3. This does make them look silly.
What is going on with the Clintons? I really can't believe all this shit.
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:59 PM
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8. I keep looking for that UN-recommend button when I see this shit
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:57 PM
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4. oopsie.. wrong link .. here's the Chicago Tribune link
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:58 PM
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6. "especially since you (HILLARY) won't even release your tax records" kick
Can you say opaque?
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:56 PM
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2. HEY HILLARY.......
Tax records?

?
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:57 PM
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5. Funny after he gets a clean bill of health from the Chicago Tribune and releases all his info.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:59 PM by Pirate Smile
Irony alert.

"Obama camp response: “It’s the height of hypocrisy for Senator Clinton to demand the release of documents that are already on our campaign website while she steadfastly refuses to release her full tax returns and earmark requests"

edit to add:

Obama Camp’s Response to Clinton Calls for Rezko Documents - The Obama campaign today released the following statement in response to the Clinton campaign’s request for Senator Obama to release documents already available on our campaign website:

“It’s the height of hypocrisy for Senator Clinton to demand the release of documents that are already on our campaign website while she steadfastly refuses to release her full tax returns and earmark requests from her time in the Senate, as well as her White House records and Clinton library donors. Democrats across the country should be very concerned about Senator Clinton’s refusal to offer a full and complete accounting of what could be lurking in this financial information and what that would mean for our party when we run against Senator McCain in November,” said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor.

From the Chicago Tribune: The most remarkable facet of Obama’s 92-minute discussion was that, at the outset, he pledged to answer every question the three dozen Tribune journalists crammed into the room would put to him. And he did. When we endorsed Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination Jan. 27, we said we had formed our opinions of him during 12 years of scrutiny. We concluded that the professional judgment and personal decency with which he has managed himself and his ambition distinguish him. Nothing Obama said in our editorial board room Friday diminishes that verdict.

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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:58 PM
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7. And those last minute sleazy pardons stunk then & they they still stink now
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:01 PM
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9. That is the stuff she has NOT been VETTED on which the republicans would have a field day with
during the General Election.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:40 PM
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15. Being vetted doesn't erase, jst because the attacks are now new doesn't make them disappear
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:04 PM
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10. Funny follow-up response posted over at Kos
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importDavid Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:25 PM
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11. Pot. Kettle. Black.
Holy fucking hypocrisy Batman!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:27 PM
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12. It IS an open book. A bad novel that was forced on us
and tanked the party for years.

Except for all those records she won't release.
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:30 PM
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13. This from the woman who forever refused to release her taxes until
after the nomination and now says she'll release (only) this year's on April 15. Release your damn taxes, Hillary, for the same years that Obama has and release the list of Bill's foundation/library contributors (the ones you sold to your marketer friend but release to voters....that one) and maybe we can talk. Give me a break.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:39 PM
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14. Oh, this is funny. Attacking Obama's transparency
It is really really funny and looks truly desperate on the part of the screaming meemy Hillary and Bill Clinton.

What about their tax returns? Why are they kept secret?

What about her records that would prove indeed, as she claims, that she has a great deal of experience in solving world problems while first lady?

What about the secrecy the both of them cling to re the construction of Bill's library. Who were the donars, and how much did they contribute to his presidential library?

All secret and kept from the eyes of the voters. Remind you of anyone you know that sits in the White House right now?
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haymakeragain Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:45 PM
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16. BWAAAA HAHAHAHA Good one!
That's tooo phooony!
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 PM
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17. Where's her tax return and earmark list? What nonsense. nt
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reflection Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:24 PM
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18. Chutzpah
Perhaps Obama will eventually "drib and drab" HRCs tax returns out. I think that's the only way we'll ever see who is financing her campaign.

I mean seriously, I wouldn't mind voting for her. I just want to know to whom she is beholden. They're all owned. I just want to know who's got the receipt.
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:29 PM
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20. wouldn't it be funny to find out it is the RNC?
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reflection Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:41 PM
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21. funny, yet frightening
I suppose it's possible. But it would likely be third-partied in if it were true. I doubt it would say "$2000 from RNC". LOL
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:28 PM
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19. More out of the KKKarl Rove playbook: classic projection
accuse your opponent of your own weaknesses which acts to neutralize your own weaknesses because it becomes she said, he said.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:06 PM
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22. big john took the wind out of the sails
of the pastorgate today....what else can the clinton team come up with to demonize barack?
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keopeli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 PM
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23. Locking - see link to General Discussion Primaries
This post does not qualify as LBN per LBN rules.

See this discussion in General Discussion: Primaries for more on this topic.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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