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Savor the Change! Obama Brings on Another Clintonista
JammieWearingFool ^ | November 15, 2008 | JammieWearingFool

Posted on 11/15/2008 8:13:49 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

I'm actually beginning to think had Hillary won there would be fewer Clinton retreads coming on-board.

Where the change? The bold innovative thinking? Are former Clinton hacks the best you can do, Barry? Geez, at this rate I almost expect Lani Guinier to be nominated for something. It's almost as if they had some incriminating photos of the guy.

No, instead of this mythical change, we get a guy who sent Elian Gonzalez back to hell.

Craig, 63, is a partner at Williams & Connolly and a protégé of the late Edward Bennett Williams, the legendary Washington power lawyer. His selection adds to the surprisingly large number of Clinton White House veterans who are at the top of the Obama roster.

Craig, who had been friends with Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham at Yale Law School, was recruited for the impeachment job by John Podesta, then deputy White House chief of staff and now a leader of Obama’s transition.

A Washington Post profile in 1998 by Lloyd Grove and John F. Harris reported: “Craig brought along his best bedside manner when Clinton summoned him to the White House residence on the night of Sept. 10 — the day after independent counsel Kenneth Starr's lurid report to Congress was published on the World Wide Web. On a balcony overlooking the South Lawn, Clinton and Craig sat talking for two hours.”

Among Craig’s other high-profile cases: successfully representing Elian Gonzalez' father, a Cuban, in his efforts to regain custody of his son; and representing U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in connection during the Volcker Commission's investigation of the Oil-for-Food Program at the United Nations.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: annan; billclinton; bjclinton; clinton; craig; eliangonzalez; gregcraig; gregorybcraig; gregorycraig; hillary; hillaryclinton; kofiannan; obama; obamatransitionfile; oilforfood; yale; yalelawschool

1 posted on 11/15/2008 8:13:49 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The more things change the more they stay the same.


2 posted on 11/15/2008 8:16:43 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh there will be change all right. Count on it.


3 posted on 11/15/2008 8:17:02 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s not surprising, who else is he going to bring in? His only past associates would never get past a senate hearing.


4 posted on 11/15/2008 8:18:17 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is this, Clinton crooks and cronies for Obama?

I wonder if any Cuban-Americans voted for O and if they now regret it?


6 posted on 11/15/2008 8:42:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Craig is traitor. He represented not only Reagan's would-be assassin, but some guy in Panama that killed a US soldier.

This guy is an out-and-out traitor. And he should be in shackles just like his boss. Because he's a traitor, just like his boss.

7 posted on 11/15/2008 8:58:21 PM PST by exist
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wanted to share an observation, but didn't want to create a vanity post. This thread seems close enough.

I had to run some errands in Austin today that took about three hours. I saw a total of ONE Obama bumper sticker (and technically that was in Cedar Park). Two weeks ago, I'd say at least one in 75 cars sported a pro-Obama sticker. And I was really looking today once the conspicuous-by-absence aspect occurred to me. For that matter, this time last year I was still noticing an abundance of Kerry/Edwards stickers.

Hardly a scientifc sample, I know, but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

8 posted on 11/15/2008 8:59:01 PM PST by Bobarian (Green: It's the new Red.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are you really surprised? Or perhaps you sipped the Kool-Aid without knowing.


9 posted on 11/15/2008 9:19:17 PM PST by Billy Bud (Conservative Leadership - Sarah Has It)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Surely Janet Reno's not busy. I guess she's next.

And what about that klintoon surgeon general idiot who wanted to teach masturbation in schools and legalize drugs.

She probably also has time on her hands these days (no pun intended).

10 posted on 11/15/2008 10:05:14 PM PST by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
... I almost expect Lani Guinier to be nominated for something.

He's saving her for the Supreme Court.

11 posted on 11/15/2008 10:35:29 PM PST by dr_lew
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