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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:20 PM
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It's That Time Again Folks! Give it up for Keith Olbermann!
The only person who is willing to ask tough but fair questions in all of the MSM. He has just took part in a fantastic interview with Hillary, asking her the tough questions that nobody else in the media has, about her hawkish answer in the ABC debate, to the Bin Laden Ad, to her propping up McCain, to her campaigns constant sexisms claims. Keith really took her to task with fair question.

Lets all give it up for Keith Olbermann!!


Bravo Keith!
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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:22 PM
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1. bravo...tough questions, she squirmed at times
good for him, ok for her
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:22 PM
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2. Someone needs to tell her that we do not appreciate her chuckling
when a tough question is asked. It is highly offensive, especially when accompanied with BS words.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:23 PM
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4. Its okay, everybody knows now why she chuckles...its when she cant answer a question.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 05:57 AM
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45. That's not a chuckle. My vocabulary falls short in accurately classifying it ...
... but it certainly is NOT a chuckle: "to laugh inwardly or quietly."

The sharpness of her laugh puts it beyond chuckle and, sorry, into the "cackle" classification -- which I'd also attribute to Chris Matthews. If someone has a better word to describe Hillary's trademark defensive "laugh", I'd welcome the education.
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ROakes1019 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:22 PM
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3. hysterical Hillary
What was that with the hysterical laughter when Keith asked her about Scaife? He told her "seriously" but she kept on with her cackling. It was disgusting.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:31 PM
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15. there may have been a gas leak in the room with her. Hysterical Hill was spinning dangerously
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:41 PM
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24. She always laughs when there is no good answer.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:00 AM
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46. It's a political maneuver. She started cackling as soon as Keith mentioned Scaiffe's name ...
... just as she has in the past when facing other questions with which she is uncomfortable. Her laughing at the question is an attempt to frame it as unworthy and irrelevant.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:23 PM
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5. Hillary looked great.....
and i'm in the Obama camp, (i think).....
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Tribetime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:29 PM
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10. He's one of the few left that doesn't interrupt and voice his
opinon in the middle of an answer...ABC, FOX, CNN
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:25 PM
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6. I was disappointed in the lack of follow up questions.
Some of her comments in answering the questions were disingenuous or worse.

KO allowed her to go on too long with her answers as well.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:26 PM
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7. Its called being a respectful journalist.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:28 PM
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8. Well, he's now asking Richard Wolfe a f/u question re. Iran.
I don't see why he could not have asked her. Nothing disrespectful about that.

Same thing now with a f/u question re. her hypocrisy re. McCain.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:29 PM
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9. He didnt have time?
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:30 PM
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12. He could have used the time he's now taking with Wolfe.
Could he not?
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:31 PM
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14. Talk to the producers, dont blame him.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:35 PM
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20. Sorry, but I disagree.
I like KO a lot, but he's responsible for the way he conducts his interviews, not his producers.

I can't give him a pass on this, especially after the ABC idiots abused Obama.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:35 PM
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21. There is no reason to need to give him a pass. I think your argument is unwarranted.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:37 PM
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22. How is my argument unwarranted?
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:38 PM
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23. Cuz I think it was a good interview. It was nice to not hear an interview with constant interruption
But it is still TV, where there are time limits. They only have so much time to have these questions answered. He wanted to get to as many subjects as possible and asked her many tough questions. She made herself look foolish with her dumb answers and laughing.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:45 PM
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28. As I said before, he could have used his time with Wolfe to ask her f/u questions.
You seem to think that decision was made by KO's producers. That may or may not be true, but even if true it does not excuse KO for the way the interview was conducted. It's his show.

Normally, an interviewer (KO) asks the interviewee (Hillary, in this case) the f/u questions. Not a third party (Wolfe). It was strange, and less effective IMO. KO seemed to make an excuse for it, but I did not understand what he was saying.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 09:37 PM
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40. she had to go on Larry King tonight so that might have been all the
minutes he had and he got as many of the unasked questions in as he could.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:35 AM
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54. I believe the interview was recorded earlier and the Wolfe discussion was the wrap-up
of what was discussed, just as he does any other day.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:29 PM
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64. Right, it was NOT a live interview
I thought the interview was respectful and fair, though long. The Clinton side have complained Keith has been unfair to her when he questions her tactics. No one can say he did not give her a fair shake during that interview.

As far as the poster above who thinks Keith could have done more - good grief, it was an interview, not an inquisition! The standards of journalistic responsibility is in shambles pretty near across the board; yet the one guy who takes this responsibility seriously can't catch a break with some people.

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LibGranny Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:40 PM
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34. Time constraints - not KO's
but Shillary's - she was doing the Larry King show immediately following.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 09:32 PM
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37. That's not clear to me.
KO said there were time constraints, but he did not say they were from Hillary. He said nothing about who set the time constraint.

Do you have another source?
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:05 AM
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48. Your comments certainly imply clarity on the issue ...
... saying Keith could have used the Wolff time to extend the Clinton interview.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:02 AM
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47. I doubt that the time restriction was Keith's
I expect Keith was given only so much time, from the Clinton campaign, for the interview, and had to cover as much ground as possible. He could spend all the time on one question trying to get an honest answer, but would likely never succeed.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:40 AM
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61. You could be right, of course.
But then it's curious why KO did not say who set the time constraint. He seemed deliberately vague about that, to me anyway.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:31 PM
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13. He explained he was under a strict time schedule, taped before the show.
Follow up is going on now.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:32 PM
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17. I heard that, but I don't understand it. nt
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:58 PM
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32. Hillary gave him 15 minutes and that's it.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 09:33 PM
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38. How do you know that?
Edited on Mon Apr-21-08 09:34 PM by speedoo
KO said there was a time constraint but he never said who set it.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:36 AM
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56. I'm sorry I answered you without reading your other responses.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:37 AM
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60. No problem.
I think it's safe to say nobody really knows why KO conducted the interview without asking follow ups and then asked Wolfe the follow ups. At least he asked her tough questions, and allowed her to answer as she pleased, unlike Gibson and Stephanopolous with Obama.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 09:47 PM
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41. teevee. nothing to understand.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 09:35 PM
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39. I think he had a list of carefully vetted questions and didn't have time.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:48 AM
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63. Yes, but I still don't understand the time constraint.
As in, who set it. I guess I should email KO to get an answer.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:30 PM
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11. And he's also criticizng her responses with Richard Wolff right now!!!
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:32 PM
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16. "Why was she laughing?"
That bothered me too, especially after Keith was like "Seriously..I quit my previous job over this."
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:33 PM
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18. I'd like to insert a Give it up for Cafferty, too.
Thanks.

I'm going to have to wait until the Olbermann clip gets to YouTube. Thanks for alerting me (and other non-cable people) to it. :hi:
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:33 PM
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19. Good job, Keith. Respectfully done. Thank you n/t
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:41 PM
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25. one thing
I think he should have asked her about moveon.org, considering that her campaign is unable to give a straight answer about it (as well as unable to give a response on what her opinion of the weather underground pardons are).
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:42 PM
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26. So little time, so many questions.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:48 PM
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29. She had a good answer to the historical candidacies question
The umbrella nation thing continues to scare me.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:55 PM
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30. Yea, though I could have sworn in the debate the question didnt mention Iran using a nuclear attack.
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futureliveshere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:43 PM
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27. I really enjoyed the post interview analysis with the Newsweek guy Wolffe! "Why did she laugh" :D
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 07:58 PM
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31. And Hillary was great too! Go Hillary!nt
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:14 PM
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33. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Sorry, i was just quoting Hillary.
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LibGranny Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:41 PM
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35. Yes she was great - if
you're on drugs!
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 08:45 PM
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36. I thought she looked furious. Those are the questions they pressured ABC to not ask.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 09:49 PM
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42. I remember thinking how good it was that she will not be the one
because she had a get even expression on her face halfway through, a list making and revenge taking expression.
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Ronnie Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 10:33 PM
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44. Actually, it would be
get-even and revenge-taking. They are adjectives.
And BTW, I'm quite certain that Senator Clinton will be too busy doing well at whatever she does after this to spend her time getting even and taking revenge. It doesn't seem to be in her or her husband's character. People who accuse them of pettiness are simply projecting their own natures onto people who are obviously too busy to spend their time that way.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:59 AM
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50. Recent news would indicate otherwise
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:44 AM
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62. Bingo. nt
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 10:54 AM
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59. really? Projecting much are you? I hear that the SDs are afraid
of coming to their decisions because of the revenge-taking/list-making attitudes and behaviors of the Clintons. You should read more. Kerry didn't come through with an endorsement and he's dead to them. He was the only one who would be seen with bill after his adultery. I could list dozens of incidents that are well known and well vetted. Of course, that won't matter to you it appears. Truth hurts. Go project some place else.
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Ronnie Donating Member (674 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-21-08 10:22 PM
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43. You must know some important people at ABC to know this.
I'm very impressed.
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CK dexter Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:21 AM
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49. Olbermann's a good man
:toast:
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:07 AM
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51. Maybe I'll have to find a video and watch it. I switched channels
the second I heard her nails-on-chalkboard voice.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:48 AM
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52. video here....
warning**** Lots of nervous cackling amidst the triangulations....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=manVCxOVaEk&feature=rela...
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madwivoter Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:06 AM
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53. Keith did a great job
Asking her questions that no one else seems to have the balls ~er, guts~ to ask her.

I know that a lot of Hillary supporters are now on the "I hate Keith Olbermann" train, but she put herself out there and had to be very aware of the level of questions Keith would ask her.

Transcript on HuffPo:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/21/hillary-clinto...
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:36 AM
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55. Kudos Keith Olbermann!
:yourock:
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maximusveritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 09:13 AM
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57. Keith is the best thing on TV
Great job
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 09:18 AM
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58. Agreed!!!
That cackling seemed to annoy him as much as his viewers...
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Bensthename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:48 PM
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65. To her credit she did a good job at not answering the questions..
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stillrockin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:18 PM
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66. He asked the right questions but allowed her to spin away w/ no follow-up.
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:24 PM
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67. As a whole I though it was a fair interview.
I didn't like the "he said, she said" stuff about which candidate is blowing more smoke up McCain's butt, but the rest was good.

I am very glad that finally someone asked her about her relationship with Scaife. It was an interesting response.
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