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Bush Offers Best Wishes for Clinton (Liberal bias shows again)
AP via Yahoo ^

Posted on 09/03/2004 11:16:20 AM PDT by MaineRepublic

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery."

"He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally.

Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them.

Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.

Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: ap; boldfacelie; booed; medialies; msm; x42
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To: UB355
Thanks. It would be nice if the other radio folks would pick this up. People cannot trust the mainstream media. The more examples the better.

And while I'm here. Why do conservatives keep going on Spitball with Chrissy Matthews. Can't they just tell him he isn't relavent anymore and that it isn't worth their time?

101 posted on 09/03/2004 12:14:18 PM PDT by TXBubba (aka TXBubbette)
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To: kenth

Great kenth! Get it to Brit, Shawn, and the MRC!


102 posted on 09/03/2004 12:15:45 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: palmer

Fidelio posted this on the other thread:

BC-Bush-Clinton, 1st Ld-Writethru,150 Bush offers best wishes for Clinton's recovery
Eds: SUBS lead to include reference to surgery. DELETES 3rd graf previous, Bush's audience, because of uncertainty about crowd reaction.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - President Bush on Friday offered former President Bill Clinton, who faces heart bypass surgery, "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery."

"He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally.

Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath.

Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."



What are you some kind of Democrat?


103 posted on 09/03/2004 12:15:48 PM PDT by MaineRepublic
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To: MaineRepublic

yes. Sorry about that.


104 posted on 09/03/2004 12:15:52 PM PDT by palmer (Solutions, not just slogans -JFKerry)
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To: Politicalities
I saw the live thingy, too, I didn't hear a single "Boo", I am incredulous! Is there no depth to which these asses will not stoop? Obviously, NOT!
105 posted on 09/03/2004 12:15:56 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: Soul Seeker

Here's the link to the original (ugly lying) "report". (Sorry for the copy and paste.)

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--bush-clinton0903sep03,0,5995015.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

hugs, Marty


106 posted on 09/03/2004 12:18:29 PM PDT by reformedcrat (A new Pubbie who finally woke up.))
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To: MaineRepublic

I'm sure when ClinTOON is released from the hospital, he'll be sure to mention the story about Republicans booing him despite the fact it didn't happen. Aside from the mattress mambo thats all Clinton does is blame Republicans for everything.

But let me wish him well and a speedy recovery.


107 posted on 09/03/2004 12:19:05 PM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Jim Robinson

I suppose you'll get a cease-and-desist from these hacks now.

Burns me up.


108 posted on 09/03/2004 12:21:15 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Yeah the dems are such liars. They make mountains out of non mole hills as often as opportunity permits.


109 posted on 09/03/2004 12:22:28 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: MaineRepublic

That's true. It will give Hannity days of material. If I hear
Al Gore scream once more on Hannity, I just might have to seek professional help.


110 posted on 09/03/2004 12:22:40 PM PDT by dwilli
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To: All
Can anyone say why the dems are going out of their way to say that Clinton did not have a heart attack?

Could it be that they would cover up such a thing at this juncture for political purposes?

Would they waste such a chance to say:
It's Bush's Fault?
111 posted on 09/03/2004 12:22:50 PM PDT by granite (IT IS UP TO US NOW.)
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To: MaineRepublic

BTTT


112 posted on 09/03/2004 12:25:40 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Cboldt
This may be off topic, but I have a suggestion for the Swifties next ad. Someone needs to shoot film of the Vietnam War Museum in Saigon (I think) run by the commies, and use the footage in the ads. Film specifically of Kerry's picture hanging there, one of their "HEROS", who shortened the war for them and made their "victory" possible. That definitely wouldn't be a lie!
113 posted on 09/03/2004 12:25:48 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: palmer; MaineRepublic
I know you were replying to a different post, palmer, but the last exchange between the two of you is really funny:


What are you some kind of Democrat?
103 posted on 09/03/2004 3:15:48 PM EDT by MaineRepublic
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To: MaineRepublic

yes. Sorry about that.

104 posted on 09/03/2004 3:15:52 PM EDT by palmer (Solutions, not just slogans -JFKerry)

114 posted on 09/03/2004 12:27:13 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: sionnsar
I saw it on CNN -- there were NO boo's that I could hear. I'm sure this will be replayed on every channel today and hopefully people will hear the truth.
115 posted on 09/03/2004 12:28:33 PM PDT by Texagirl4W (If President Bush loses the 2004 election because of his stand on abortion, he is still the winner.)
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To: granite
Can anyone say why the dems are going out of their way to say that Clinton did not have a heart attack?

Because it's starting to dawn on them that, if they want to look FAIR, they'll have to spend months making as many mean-spirited jokes about it as they did with Cheney? Because all their phony "concern" for Cheney's health if he remained in the office of VP is now gonna backfire right on them? They'd LOVE to have Clinton be VP, or try to finagle a third term somehow.

116 posted on 09/03/2004 12:32:26 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: MaineRepublic
AW!! B*llsh*t!

Clinton can go to h*ll!

I won't say a prayer for his recovery. I'll pray for him to go into a coma.

117 posted on 09/03/2004 12:35:58 PM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: kenth

The Chicago Tribune still has the original story listed as you show in your posting. I sent the links to the Chicago Tribune site and the revised story on Yahoo to Brit Hume. Hopefully, someone at Fox will follow up on this.


118 posted on 09/03/2004 12:36:12 PM PDT by mass55th ( “Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”)
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To: MaineRepublic

I haven't read the whole thread, but I was THERE! And there wasn't ONE BOO! NOT ONE! I am so outraged at this report.


119 posted on 09/03/2004 12:37:30 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: Rutles4Ever
"This is no longer a free press. This is a press bought and paid for by the Democratic party.

Voluntary Pravda

120 posted on 09/03/2004 12:39:10 PM PDT by intolerancewillNOTbetolerated
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To: Texagirl4W

I was at the rally and it was fantastic. I can assure you all that the AP writers are lying SOS. There were no boos, only applause.


121 posted on 09/03/2004 12:43:31 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: Trust but Verify

Complain to someone...write an email to Hugh Hewitt or Brit Hume or Sean Hannity....just don't let this bias pass.


122 posted on 09/03/2004 12:48:14 PM PDT by Dog
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To: dwilli

Hannity mentioned Boos story just before current break. Fox will play the tape!


123 posted on 09/03/2004 12:51:51 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: CaptSkip

I sent these threads to Bozell at the MRC.


124 posted on 09/03/2004 12:53:19 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: MaineRepublic

I ATTENDED that rally and there were NO BOOS.

AP is despicable for inserting what they WANT to be the truth into a story like this. I've sent them my thoughts. You can to at: info@ap.org


125 posted on 09/03/2004 12:53:27 PM PDT by WIladyconservative (Proud monthly donor - ARE YOU???)
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To: granite
Please remember, all, Clinton was one of the few Presidents who DID NOT release his medical records when he took office! Did this sound fishy to anyone else at the time?!!
126 posted on 09/03/2004 1:04:12 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: MaineRepublic
No, no, no. Stupid AP 'reporter'.

The crowd did not boo, they said "WHO?".

:-)

127 posted on 09/03/2004 1:19:15 PM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: Condor51

BTTT


128 posted on 09/03/2004 1:32:45 PM PDT by SuperSonic (If I don't look busy, it's because I did it right the first time.)
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To: Rutles4Ever
This is no longer a free press.

Where's McCain when we need campaign press reform?

129 posted on 09/03/2004 1:35:16 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Jean Fraude Kerrí, le poulet de An Thoi)
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To: MaineRepublic

Gee whiz, didn't the democrats boo Trent Lott and other Republicans attending Wellstone's funeral?


130 posted on 09/03/2004 1:38:41 PM PDT by OldBlondBabe
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To: WIladyconservative

Email sent to AP. I hope all stations replay the sound bite tonight of President Bush wishing President Clinton well. The crowd applauded in agreement.


131 posted on 09/03/2004 1:42:12 PM PDT by Texagirl4W (If President Bush loses the 2004 election because of his stand on abortion, he is still the winner.)
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To: OldBlondBabe

I understand that many in the audience cheered when Garrison Keillor announced Reagan's death during one of his shows.


132 posted on 09/03/2004 1:46:43 PM PDT by SuperSonic (If I don't look busy, it's because I did it right the first time.)
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To: Condor51
The crowd did not boo, they said "WHO?".

That's funny as hell. :D

133 posted on 09/03/2004 1:47:13 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: MaineRepublic

Prayers for the former President.


134 posted on 09/03/2004 2:27:38 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: MaineRepublic

Seems like they rewrote the article and took out any reference to boos. Seems the lying bastards were caught as the video shown on all the networks proved otherwise.


135 posted on 09/03/2004 2:45:58 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: falcon1966

I am an American living abroad. The BBC is reporting the booing like it is the honest truth, complete with appalled faces on the anchor and the reporter. Really shows you how the media bias works. IT IS ALL LIES......


136 posted on 09/03/2004 4:27:52 PM PDT by falcon1966
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To: MaineRepublic
I understand that it is customary to send well-wishes to those who are ill--no matter who they are.

HOWEVER, I just cannot do it. He has caused trauma for many of our good US citizens--and he's probably directly caused the death of many.

I wouldn't cry for any horrible person.

I guess I'm just not a good person; but I'm happy with who I am.
137 posted on 09/03/2004 4:37:31 PM PDT by bannie (Liberal Media: The Most Dangerous Enemies to America and Freedom)
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To: falcon1966
For the record: Salon.com didn't pull their "Audience boos" front page headline until 9PM EST. It was exposed as a lie several hours before that.

They still have the story up with the bogus headline though.

138 posted on 09/03/2004 6:18:18 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He did call him and wish him the best. From Air Force One. Plus, mentioning it at a campaign event is perfectly appropriate. Ex-presidents deserve respect, just like when Reagan died.


139 posted on 09/03/2004 6:30:12 PM PDT by ceremony
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To: palmer

I don't like the State I've lived my entire life in, getting a bad name like this. I was there, right in the middle of the floor.

I don't know how it would have played out in other states, but I'm proud to say that not one single person booed. There was a quiet gasp and then when Bush extended well wishes, we all applauded respectfully.

And it wasn't planned. We weren't told about Clinton before Bush stepped up there. Or any B.S. like that.

Some may not like Clinton, but he was still our President, and that does still deserve some respect.

I'm not really directing this post only towards "palmer". Just wanted to give you all the truth from someone who was actually there.

-Jeff


140 posted on 09/03/2004 6:45:49 PM PDT by j_hart05
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To: spycatcher
Swimming Through the Spin blog has an on-going discussion about this with lots of links, etc. even to FreeRep.
141 posted on 09/03/2004 7:27:04 PM PDT by auzerais (JohnKerry; Traitor then, traitor now.)
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To: Politicalities
I watched it live and I heard no boos; I saw a respectful round of applause and cheers.

Cheers and applause sound right to me!

142 posted on 09/03/2004 7:56:23 PM PDT by Joy Angela (Kerry-Hillary-Bill The Devils Triangle)
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To: bannie

When Bill and Hillary tell the Whole Truth
about their schemes to take down America
and are sent to Jail for their crimes....

I'll pray for their souls.

But only then.


143 posted on 09/03/2004 7:59:34 PM PDT by Joy Angela (Kerry-Hillary-Bill The Devils Triangle)
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To: MaineRepublic
VIDEO OF NON-BOOING LOCATED HERE
http://www.dailyrecycler.com/blog/2004/09/bloggers-bust-ap-no-booing-at-bush.html

recycler
144 posted on 09/03/2004 10:14:19 PM PDT by recycler
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To: MaineRepublic

Check this video of Bush's speech out:

http://www.dailyrecycler.com/blog/2004/09/bloggers-bust-ap-no-booing-at-bush.html

The AP article is pure libel against those who attended the rally.


145 posted on 09/04/2004 10:14:06 PM PDT by RBroadfoot
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To: MaineRepublic

Check this video of Bush's speech out:

http://www.dailyrecycler.com/blog/2004/09/bloggers-bust-ap-no-booing-at-bush.html

The AP article is pure libel against those who attended the rally.


146 posted on 09/04/2004 10:14:20 PM PDT by RBroadfoot
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To: RBroadfoot

Contrast Hillary's behavior. At first word of his husband's hospitalization, she should have immediately taken off to be at his side. What did she do? She held a press conference in Buffalo before going to NYC. Then she has another press conference on the steps of Columbia Prez Hosp Friday night. Like monarchy, she waves her hand over the fawning press and gives them absolution... and the weekend off... intoning that there will be no more news till the surgery (damn, I expected q8h reports from Hill, "The president is resting comfortably. His urine output over the last 8hrs was 480cc. EKG normal. Blood cocaine level..." She signed off by putting in a jibe and a plug for socialized medicine, saying that her husband is getting excellent care and that it's a shame that not all Americans can get health coverage (as if Columbia Prez would look anything like it does now if under Hillarycare). The woman is beneath contempt.


147 posted on 09/05/2004 6:32:08 AM PDT by PACSdoc
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To: MaineRepublic
Scott Lindlaw is mentioned on FR as the AP reporter who was travelling with Bush and actually filed the report here (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1206936/posts?page=50#50).
148 posted on 09/05/2004 7:45:44 AM PDT by SteveH
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To: SteveH
From:

http://patterico.com/archives/002664.php

Mr. Scott Lindlaw
Associated Press (NS-300I)
White House Reporter

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9494
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email: slindlaw@ap.org

Ms. Sandy Johnson
Associated Press (NS-300I)
Bureau Chief

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9435
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email: sjohnson@ap.org

149 posted on 09/05/2004 8:12:00 AM PDT by SteveH
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To: MaineRepublic

Republicans, the vast majority of them, have the grace and decency to wish Clinton well in a matter of life and death.

Liberals, however, have no such attributes. When Cheney had heart troubles, we were treated to endless jokes about his health and even his death. Then there was the one about if Bush senior had a heart attack, the Secret Service had orders to shoot Quayle. Liberals snicker and put on that smirking grin, as if to say "Hey, we're progressives. Anything goes...we're allowed."


150 posted on 09/05/2004 8:25:42 AM PDT by guitfiddlist (Hate is a DNC Family Value)
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