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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:23 AM
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Clinton's newest attack raises questions she might not want answered
Clinton's newest attack raises questions she might not want answered

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton may have opened a big can of worms.

Seeking to stay on the offensive against Barack Obama, Clinton attacked him for saying one thing to Americans and another thing to foreigners. Her evidence? Comments about Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan made by Samantha Power (also of Monster-gate), who has now resigned from her unpaid role as an informal adviser to Barack Obama's campaign.

Obviously, Clinton's campaign must be pretty desperate to be attacking the unofficial comments of an informal unpaid adviser (who has now resigned).

But the real story is that her decision to make contacts between campaign advisers and foreign governments an issue could boomerang something fierce.

Here's what Clinton said:

I think its important to look at what she and his other advisors say behind closed doors, particularly when theyre talking to foreign governments and foreign press.


Sounds reasonable to me. Just remember that turnabout is fair play, and unless she is a complete hypocrite (always possible) she ought to be more than happy to cooperate in investigations into her own adviser's relationships with foreign governments.

I'll give you just three examples of areas where more needs to be known: her chief strategist Mark Penn's representation of sovereign wealth funds from the United Arab Emirates, her husband's financial ties to the United Arab Emirates, but and also her husband's relationship with Frank Giustra and what that could mean for U.S. relations with Kazakhstan in a third Clinton administration.

more...

http://www.jedreport.com/2008/03/clintons-newest.html#m...
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:25 AM
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1. That's a real can of worms, isn't it? Classic Rove projection--accuse
your opponent of your own dirty dealings.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:27 AM
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2. Boomerang
:beer:
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:30 AM
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3. when you point your finger at someone,
there are three pointing back at YOU-

Don't think Hillary gets this- even now.

Not very encouraging. People who don't learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it over and over and over again.

I don't want to go there with her- I don't want her to take the US on that path.


peace~
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:32 AM
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4. If she was an informal advisor
what did she resign from?
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:35 AM
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6. her role as informal advisor
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:34 AM
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5. Clinton needs to call it a day and go back to her job
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:37 AM
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7. The problem we have, though, is who will call her out on this?
She's opened more cans of worms than a bait shop during fishing season, but no one is really calling her on any of it.
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