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Memekiller Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:35 PM
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18. Unseemly but ignored -- until Hillary does it...
I love and hate Hillary. Hate her because she plays the game. Love her because there's finally somebody who can play the game from our side.

Politics is unseemly. It is only a story if Clinton does it. Those against Hillary's candidacy then use the fact that she does unseemly but standard political tricks in an effort to get people to vote for their "virtuous" candidate who engages in the same unseemly practices, but has the added unseemly hypocrisy of attacking opponents for their sins.

I don't like this. I think the press corps should have been pointing this out all along. I think it's a double standard that they've started pointing it out now as if Clinton is somehow special in all this. Now that they've done so, it's they are now obligated to point out any politician who does so -- and it is a HUGE story now, in my opinion, if Obama, Edwards or Romney are found to in any way influence questions.

Do we condemn this practice or hold our nose? I don't care, so long as we're consistent, and make sure people are blamed based on the offense, not on who they are.
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