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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:14 AM
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Confronting the Kitchen Sink (NY Times Op-ED)
More serious was Senator Clintons assertion that she was qualified to be commander in chief, and that John McCain had also certainly crossed that threshold, but that the jury was still out on Mr. Obama.

In other words, if a choice on national security had to be made today between Senators Obama and McCain, voters according to Mrs. Clintons logic should choose Senator McCain.

That is a low thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to do to a rival in a party primary. Can you imagine John McCain saying that Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney or even the guitar-strumming Mike Huckabee might be less qualified than Hillary Clinton to be commander in chief? It couldnt happen.

But Senator Clinton never gave a second thought to opening the trap door beneath her fellow Democrat.

And then there was Mrs. Clinton on 60 Minutes, being interviewed by Steve Kroft. He had shown a clip on the program of a voter in Ohio who said that hed heard that Senator Obama didnt know the national anthem, wouldnt use the Holy Bible, and was a Muslim.

Mr. Kroft asked Senator Clinton if she believed that Senator Obama is a Muslim. In one of the sleaziest moments of the campaign to date, Senator Clinton replied: No. No. Why would I? No, there is nothing to base that on. As far as I know.

As far as I know.

If she had been asked if she thought President Bush was a Muslim, would her response have included the caveat as far as I know? What about Senator McCain? Why, then, with Senator Obama?


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/08/opinion/08herbert.htm...
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:27 AM
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1. An excellent column by
Bob Herbert. As far as I know.

I am thoroughly disgusted with Hillary. Who wants a disloyal C-I-C?
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:31 AM
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2. Because real tough guys ain't got no morals.
Real tough guys will do anything to win.
And when she's not looking for a way to help people,
she's looking for a way to show that she's the realest toughest guy of all.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:32 AM
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3. Recommended.........
Thanks for sharing bookworm. Bob Herbert's got her number. I think we'll be hearing more about this, from many sources, in the days to come. She doesn't realize it, but she slit her own throat, and I no longer consider her a Democrat.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:35 AM
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4. She found another voice: "Elect me, or something terrible will happen to you!"
I am so over the politics of fear.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:41 AM
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5. K&R
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:47 AM
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6. K & R
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:14 AM
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7. K/R.
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NoFederales Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 AM
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8. K&R
NoFederales
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:27 AM
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9. There, it's party first.
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ecdab Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:36 AM
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10. Hillary certainly crossed some lines in recent day
that she should not have and she should be taken to task for doing so.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:41 AM
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11. K & R !!!
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:48 AM
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12. Hillary wants to make sure McCain wins so she can try again in '12
It's always what's good for the Clintons, that is why the Democratic party as a whole went to hell during his term even tho he won reelection against the weakest possible GOP candidate in '96.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:52 AM
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13. I think it's great. Now the NYT has a hit piece on her, and she will garner sympathy like the
epic bad move of the McCain story.

A spanking by the NYT is a good thing.

Go Hillary!
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:57 AM
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14. Didn't the NY Times endorse her?
Her tactics are becoming an issue and her negatives are going to rise. She isn't going anywhere after this she won't even be on an Obama ticket--he doesn't need her baggage.
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ebdarcy Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:00 AM
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15. Um, don't you have to be a republican in order to claim that the
liberal media is out to get you? Because that was the rationale behind McCain garnering support from his NYT "hit" piece.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:04 AM
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17. With the NYT anything like a scolding is a good thing. As for McCain,
that was a rocket launch for his campaign.

Both good.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:03 AM
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16. K & R
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