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Hillary not Wild About Harry
New York Daily News ^ | 1/13/06 | Lloyd Grove

Posted on 01/13/2006 5:15:04 AM PST by HonduGOP

Sen. Hillary Clinton narrowly avoided political disaster yesterday by staying at least 15 feet away from Harry Belafonte at all times during the Children's Defense Fund lunch in the Rainbow Room. That, presumably, was a safe distance.

With any luck, New York's junior senator won't be captured in any photographs - even those taken with a wideangle lens - cozying up to the tough-talking activist, who last weekend on a trip to Venezuela called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world."

In Caracas, Belafonte also lavished praise on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying: "We respect you, we admire you" - never mind that Chavez lambasted Jews (in a televised Christmas Eve speech, no less) as "descendants of those who crucified Christ" and "a minority [who] took the world's riches for themselves."

In short, Belafonte might have star power, but he doesn't offer the sort of celebrity linkage that helps a politician who's been positioning herself as a right-center Democrat while considering running for President in a couple of years.

Like Clinton, a founder and former chairman of the children's advocacy organization, the 78-year-old calypso legend was listed prominently on the program. She was keynote speaker while he was a presenter (along with Marlo Thomas) of the group's Beat the Odds Award to five teenagers.

But when the 58-year-old Clinton swept into the room mid-meal, she didn't do the usual thing and stop by Belafonte's table for a quick hello. She didn't even acknowledge his presence. She simply pretended he wasn't there.

She strode onstage to deliver 10 minutes of remarks, sat through somebody else's speech, then bolted out the door - moments before Belafonte's turn at the mic - without taking reporters' questions.

Children's Defense Fund lunch organizers also had Harry on a tight leash. Had he spoken to Hillary lately? "If you are even thinking about asking a question like that, I can't let you talk to him," one handler advised Lowdown.

Later, during a press conference on health care, Clinton refused to address it. "I'm sorry, this is about Medicare Prescription Part D," she scolded a nosy reporter. "You're welcome to call my office, but I'm talking about something that is literally a life-and-death matter to hundreds of thousands of people who I have the privilege of representing."

The senator's flack was also mum.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: belafonte; cdf; hillary; leftists; news

1 posted on 01/13/2006 5:15:05 AM PST by HonduGOP
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To: HonduGOP

And calling President Bush a terrorists is NOT a matter of life and death. These people have minds and spines of mush.


2 posted on 01/13/2006 5:16:57 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: HonduGOP
With any luck, New York's junior senator won't be captured in any photographs - even those taken with a wideangle lens

If anyone was taking the Hildabeast's picture they would definitely be using a wide angle lens...

3 posted on 01/13/2006 5:17:41 AM PST by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: HonduGOP
Sen. Hillary Clinton narrowly avoided political disaster yesterday by staying at least 15 feet away from Harry Belafonte at all times.

She just can't stand to be near black men!!

4 posted on 01/13/2006 5:17:49 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: HonduGOP

$200 says Hillary met privately with him so she wouldn't have to speak with him in public.


5 posted on 01/13/2006 5:19:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: HonduGOP
What a profile in courage. Too gutless to take a stand one way or another. Real CinC material there, all right.

SNORT.

6 posted on 01/13/2006 5:19:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: AppyPappy

This ain't gonna help her in the red bits.


7 posted on 01/13/2006 5:20:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: HonduGOP

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48324

Sunday, Belafonte told Venezuela's communist-leaning President Hugo Chavez, "No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says, we're here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people ... support your revolution."


8 posted on 01/13/2006 5:21:34 AM PST by maggief
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To: AppyPappy
$200 says Hillary met privately with him so she wouldn't have to speak with him in public.


I'm sure the media is all over this ... do you think koppel will cover this for NPR? Perhaps donkey dan will come out of "retirement" to cover it? (/s)
9 posted on 01/13/2006 5:27:00 AM PST by tarzantheapeman (The democrats --doing their best to defeat America)
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To: tarzantheapeman

It never happened.


10 posted on 01/13/2006 5:28:02 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Just mythoughts
I suspect that President Bush would keep at least 15 feet away from Pat Robertson, whose recent remarks have made him radioactive from a political standpoint. Hillary Clinton is cultivating her image as a centrist. Harry Belafonte has a longstanding reputation as a leftist and friend of Communist regimes overseas. The reason that she would want to stay away from Belafonte is obvious.
11 posted on 01/13/2006 5:46:37 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: HonduGOP
Isn't Calypso Joe the spokes person for AARP?Wonder what would happen if AARP got thousands of letter about this Muslim from Jamaican.Go back to Jamaica and take the witch with you Harry..Both have a place in their hearts for the black panthers..
12 posted on 01/13/2006 5:48:58 AM PST by Beth528
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To: NCjim
Her 15' rule is naive at best, in this era of digital editing....

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13 posted on 01/13/2006 6:04:35 AM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: HonduGOP
Hillary is a political whore.
14 posted on 01/13/2006 6:16:09 AM PST by manwiththehands (Good news for America = bad news for democRats)
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To: HonduGOP
For Senator Hillary Clinton to appear on the same speakers platform as Belafonte is to endorse his political philosophy, which is, Hate America.

Belafonte, with an assumed Jamaican accent, sang a few island ditties decades ago and has been coasting on that meager talent ever since,

Belafonte is obviously a racists, a bigot, and a not-too-bright figure who at bottom probably hates the world because he just missed being born white.
15 posted on 01/13/2006 6:17:13 AM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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To: HonduGOP
Harry Met Sally When Hillary met Harry.
16 posted on 01/13/2006 6:19:09 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: HonduGOP
78-year-old calypso legend was listed prominently on the program.

What's up with calypso musicians? Harry Belafonte and calypso Louis Farrakhan making insane remarks? Too much calypso or too much ganja?

17 posted on 01/13/2006 6:27:49 AM PST by george wythe
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To: Wallace T.
The President responded immediately to Robertson's proclamation, I have not heard hillry say one word about Belafonte's unsupported lunacy.
18 posted on 01/13/2006 6:42:39 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: mewzilla
What a profile in courage. Too gutless to take a stand one way or another. Real CinC material there, all right.

Seriously. So when's Hillary's "Sister Souljah" moment, eh? Her "campaign" reminds me of Mario Cuomo's in 1990-91.

19 posted on 01/13/2006 6:45:48 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: Wallace T.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1490553/posts

Hillary Clinton Praises Belafonte's Anti-US Rant
newsmax.com ^ | Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 10:18 a.m. EDT


Posted on 09/24/2005 11:51:06 AM EDT by InvisibleChurch


21 posted on 01/13/2006 7:31:47 AM PST by 300magnum (We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us)
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To: HonduGOP

Why isn't Katie Couric called Hillary a jew-hater for appearing with Harry? Guilt by Association?

And what about Ted Kennedy? He seems to think if you belong to an organization, you are responsible for the statements and writings of everyone else associated with that organization. So, Hillary, do you hate jews and think our President is a terrorist?


22 posted on 01/13/2006 9:47:16 AM PST by GianniV
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To: HonduGOP

23 posted on 01/13/2006 11:30:15 AM PST by Rodger Schultz (curmudgeonly&skeptical)
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To: HonduGOP

I thought it was going to be about 'Searchlight Harry Reid'.


24 posted on 01/13/2006 11:34:02 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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