May 31, 2008 Leave a comment
starring “Young Hillary Clinton”
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May 25, 2008 Leave a comment
and who wouldn’t? Just look at what his campaign said:
“Senator Clinton’s statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.
and then there’s this!
A prominent ally of Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin also weighed in, telling the Associated Press: “I know Hillary Clinton, and the last thing in the world she’d ever want is to wish misfortune on anybody. She and Barack are friends.” He added: “It was … a careless remark, and we’ll leave it at that.”
and worst of all, from Senator Obama himself:
“I have learned that when you are campaigning for as many months as Senator Clinton and I have been campaigning, sometimes you get careless in terms of the statements that you make, and I think that is what happened here,” he said in an interview with Radio ISLA. “Senator Clinton says that she did not intend any offense by it, and I will take her at her word on that.”
I mean, really. These outrageous statements are over-the-top and simply uncalled for.
April 6, 2008 4 Comments
Once again, Hillary Clinton “misspeaks” on the campaign trail:
Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee.
The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.
“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System.
Linda M. Weiss, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit hospital, said the Clinton campaign had never contacted the hospital to check the accuracy of the story, which Mrs. Clinton had first heard from a Meigs County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy in late February.
A Clinton spokesman, Mo Elleithee, said candidates would frequently retell stories relayed to them, vetting them when possible. “In this case, we did try but were not able to fully vet it,” Mr. Elleithee said. “If the hospital claims it did not happen that way, we respect that.”
They really have to knock this shit off. It seems like every week Hillary is caught in another false statement.
January 31, 2008 Leave a comment
In a speech in Atlanta on Wednesday in front of a Baptist convention, Hillary Clinton talked about going to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Staying awake through the revolution” sermon.
Really? Not only do you represent a boomer revolution that is nearing an end, but on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2008, your husband was filmed dozing off behind the pulpit in Harlem.
Are you sure that “staying awake through the revolution” is really the reference you want to make?
ok, you’re the candidate…
January 27, 2008 Leave a comment
sometimes it’s the little things that say so much. For example, if you promise to stay away from Florida because the state was naughty and moved its primary ahead without the blessing of the DNC…
From The New York Times on Jan 27 2008:
“Although Senator Obama did not remove his name from the Florida primary ballot because Florida law did not allow him to do so, Senator Obama is firm in his commitment to neither participate nor campaign in the Florida primary and its outcome has no bearing on the nomination contest,” Mr. Obama’s campaign said in a memorandum sent to “interested parties.”
yes, yes, of course…
Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to fly here on Sunday for two fund-raisers. Although the events are not open to the press or public — her aides said she would attend no public event that would result in her breaking her word — her arrival here the day after the South Carolina vote seems likely to produce coverage on Florida television stations and newspapers on the day before the vote. On Friday, her campaign issued a statement saying that she would urge her delegates at the Democratic convention this summer to seat the Florida delegation.
yes, yes, of course…
From The Associated Press on Jan 27 2008:
Though the Democratic presidential candidates largely have heeded the national party’s request that they not campaign publicly in Florida, Clinton said it’s time to pay attention to voters there who are showing heavy interest in Tuesday’s primary.
Change the rules at the last minute, parse the meaning of a clear statement until it is meaningless and be ready to justify the appearance of impropriety with a vague populist appeal. What a lovely combination for someone campaigning to lead the free world. I continue to search for exactly what it is about Hillary Clinton’s campaign that makes so many people recoil with a visceral and near-instinctive negative reaction. Maybe it is the little stories like these that have added up over time and feed the inexplicably amorphous sense of misgiving and distrust. Read more of this post