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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:38 PM
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So, are "they" going after Hillary now???
http://www.wnbc.com/politics/4063107/detail.html and sorry if this has been posted before.
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Fiona Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:43 PM
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1. Now?
I remember some to-do about her in the '90s
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:44 PM
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3. Great minds and all that.
:toast:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:43 PM
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2. What do you mean "now?"
"They've" been going after Hillary since 1990. What's new?
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:53 PM
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4. Hillary is unelectable
I'm going to say it until EVERYONE believes it.
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:59 PM
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5. What do you mean, she was elected senator
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:02 AM
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7. In a national election I mean, like say, for president N/T
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:01 AM
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6. You are preaching to the choir
with me. I thought that when she made the move to position herself for senator. I knew she would make senator but unless she gets appointed by a future administration that is as far as she is getting.
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morcatknits Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:51 AM
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9. Wait a Minute!
What difference does it make whether she's nationally electible or not? Why should the far right start choosing candidates for us now, this early in the election cycle? They will harass and harangue her and create an aura of misdeeds around her that probably doesn't even exist. This Karl Rove dirty politics technique is used over and over, and sitting back and saying, "Oh well, they couldn't get elected anyway," is playing right into the hands of the far right. That's exactly what they hope will happen. They need to be exposed, not accommodated. People said she couldn't be elected to the Senate, too. Who knew!
morcatknits
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:50 AM
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10. I had no doubts she could get elected to the Senate
for NY. The only place better than that for her would have been California.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:48 AM
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8. don't think it is a coincidence that the USA Today about Williams
came out today and then this, the Dems are learning to beat Rove at his own smear game!!!:

Media Release just out from Reid's office:

For Immediate Release

DATE: Thursday, January 06, 2005

CONTACT: Phil Singer 202 224-2939

Lawmakers Demand President Bush STOP Paying
Journalists to Promote Administration Policies

Reid, Lautenberg, Kennedy Also Ask President If His
Administration Has Paid Other Journalists to Promote
other Policies, including Social Security Privatization

WASHINGTON, DC In light of alarming news that the Bush administration paid a popular conservative radio commentator and columnist almost a quarter of a million dollars to skew his reporting to promote the No Child Left Behind Act, United States Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Harry Reid (D-NV) sent a letter to President Bush today demanding that he recover the money paid to Armstrong Williams, citing federal laws that prohibit such activity. In addition, the lawmakers also asked President Bush to disclose any payments to other journalists to push Administration policies, including President Bushs decision to privatize Social Security.

In news reports today, it was revealed conservative pundit and commentator Armstrong Williams was paid $240,000 to promote President Bushs No Child Left Behind Act on his syndicated radio program and in addition, to urge other pundits to routinely hype the law during their own appearances on other programs.

In their letter to President Bush, the Lawmakers cite federal laws that prohibit taxpayer funds from being spent by the Executive Branch for Covert Propaganda.

In addition to the illegality of these actions taken by your Administration, we believe that the act of bribing journalists to bias their news in favor of government policies undermines the integrity of our democracy. Actions like this were common in the Soviet Union, but until now, thought to be long extinguished in our country, wrote the lawmakers in their letter to President Bush sent today.

These revelations regarding Mr. Williams are the latest and most disturbing in a series of actions by your Administration to manipulate public opinion through covert propaganda. On May 19, 2004, the GAO found that your Administration illegally spent taxpayer funds on covert propaganda by paying Ketchum Incorporated to produce fake news stories promoting the image of the new Medicare law.

The links below are examples of syndicated columns published by the Tribune Media Company from Armstrong Williams in support of the No Child Left Behind Act.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/pr ...

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/pr ...

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/pr ...

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/pr ...




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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:16 AM
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11. She should have stood with Sen Boxer
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:35 AM
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12. She trained on the Hobbs of hell, she can do anything, god bless her!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:34 AM
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13. Tsk, tsk. Politicians and money.
Money corrupts. Lotsa money corrupts absolutely.
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