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Clinton: Secrecy Sparked Shooting Reaction
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Posted on 02/19/2006 9:18:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Clinton: Secrecy Sparked Shooting Reaction

23 minutes ago

Former President Clinton said Sunday the Bush administration's "enormous penchant for secrecy" sparked the strong reaction to Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting mishap.

"We have people quite often who are shot in quail incidents, so I didn't feel the need to get into the pile-on," Clinton said Sunday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Cheney has been criticized for not disclosing the shooting on Feb. 11 of Texas lawyer Harry Whittington until the following day.

"I think the White House should have said something about it sooner," Clinton said. "I think that it's gotten a little more light than it would have because the administration has an enormous penchant for secrecy for not telling anybody anything about anything."

The shooting had little impact on public opinion about the job done by Cheney, which was already low. A Time magazine poll found 29 percent of those surveyed approve of the job done by Cheney, close to the 32 percent approval for the vice president in November.

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KEYWORDS: armchairnobodies; cheney; harrywhittington; x42
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1 posted on 02/19/2006 9:18:44 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

With all the leaks, why would anyone be surprised? Obviously a few people can't be trusted.


2 posted on 02/19/2006 9:19:44 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Sub-Driver

Sometimes I think Bill Clinton was put on this earth purely to annoy me with the breadth and depth of his sociopathic chutzpah.


3 posted on 02/19/2006 9:21:20 AM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: Sub-Driver

When the Clinton's shoot their lawyer, he stays dead.


4 posted on 02/19/2006 9:21:27 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ain't he the one to talk about secrecy...


5 posted on 02/19/2006 9:21:34 AM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: Sub-Driver

I have to wonder about the "secrecy" surrounding his wife's SUV running down the Police Officer in October 2001. Isn't it amazing there has been no public mentions or announcements of this in 4 years?


6 posted on 02/19/2006 9:22:02 AM PST by DakotaRed
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell us about the shooting of Vince Foster, Mr. Clinton.


7 posted on 02/19/2006 9:22:24 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Sub-Driver

"I think the White House should have said something about it sooner," Clinton said.
"I did not have sexual relations...with Monica Lewinsky," Clinton said.


8 posted on 02/19/2006 9:23:02 AM PST by batmast
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To: Sub-Driver
"the administration has an enormous penchant for secrecy for not telling anybody anything about anything"

Once one is aware that another has a closed mind (Hillary!, LSM, Reid) there isn't much point in discussion is there?

9 posted on 02/19/2006 9:23:09 AM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time warp. Immediate notification to the press. Interesting that she foster's that belief.


10 posted on 02/19/2006 9:23:14 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks mister "I did not have sex with that woman."


11 posted on 02/19/2006 9:23:24 AM PST by claudiustg (Delenda est Iran!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think that it's gotten a little more light than it would have because the administration has an enormous penchant for secrecy for not telling anybody anything about anything."

Well,it`s not like they wait for pending indictment by a federal grand jury for perjury before they admitted anything to the public.

12 posted on 02/19/2006 9:23:34 AM PST by carlr
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To: Sub-Driver
The accident was a personal issue, just like having oral sex with a young woman in a room just outside the oval office. No need to make it public, its was a "private matter". Nobody's business except for those involved, as all the "Rats" said 8 years ago.
13 posted on 02/19/2006 9:24:30 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"I did not have sex with that woman"...

"I did not shoot that lawyer"...

Two men, one told the truth. Line two is what Clinton would have said. Line one is what Clinton did say.


15 posted on 02/19/2006 9:28:02 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: Sub-Driver
Clinton told us, "I did not have sex with that woman". I'm constantly amazed at the monumental hypocrisy.
16 posted on 02/19/2006 9:28:21 AM PST by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Still haven't gotten to the bottom of Chinagate.


17 posted on 02/19/2006 9:30:18 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver
The Bush administration's "enormous penchant for secrecy" pales in comparison to the Clintonista regime's "semen stained, humongous penchant for secrecy."

Shuddup Slick!

18 posted on 02/19/2006 9:31:26 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Maceman
"Sometimes I think Bill Clinton was put on this earth purely to annoy me with the breadth and depth of his sociopathic chutzpah. "

Oh sure, it's all about you. He annoys me too, ya know. LOL! :0)

19 posted on 02/19/2006 9:32:14 AM PST by asp1
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To: DejaJude
Welllll-technically he didn't,good luck trying to explain the difference to the wife though.
20 posted on 02/19/2006 9:32:14 AM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Maceman
"sociopathic chutzpah"

You got that right....mind boggling for sure! The aggravation for me is when Clinton makes comments like this, and no reporter, or anchor, or late night comic, or talking head, or editor, will crucify him, or at least ridicule him, for his monumental "sociopathic chutzpah".

21 posted on 02/19/2006 9:32:21 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: DejaJude
Well Mr. Clinton. At least our VP didn't shoot his "GUN" while on duty in the oval office!!!!!!!!!
22 posted on 02/19/2006 9:32:41 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Sub-Driver

This administration knows how to keep quiet whereas Bill Clinton always had an alibi at any given moment.


23 posted on 02/19/2006 9:33:21 AM PST by joylyn
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To: Sub-Driver

Takes one to know one...or project on one, actually.


24 posted on 02/19/2006 9:34:35 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bush administration's "enormous penchant for secrecy"

No Bill, what you chacterize as secrecy is just the administration's cautious and measured approach to releasing information to the jackals in the liberal media who have an "enormous penchant" for distorting news.

25 posted on 02/19/2006 9:36:47 AM PST by Starboard (Liberal superiorists hate the system that allows average people to make more money than they do.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Once again Komrade Klinton plays his unique part in the attempt of the left to portray the Bush administration as "secretive", "suspicious", "murky", "untrustworthy". It is so transparent a ploy. The democrats have ABSOLUTLY no message except..."You can't trust them, so vote for us, who cares if we have no ideas." (Of course we know they have ideas,ie. socialism) They always accuse the Right of doing exactly what they are guilty of...it's getting boring.
26 posted on 02/19/2006 9:36:49 AM PST by FreeLuna
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To: Sub-Driver
The average IQ of a Democrat must be lower than even I thought.

This month the talking point is "Republican administration secrecy".

Last month it was "Republicans spying on the peoples".

Next month is will probably be yet another idiotic thing that they will all repeat, one after another, while looking straight and sternly into the cameras, as if they are inventing the DNC phrase for the first time.


Were they not so pathitic, it would be funny.






27 posted on 02/19/2006 9:38:35 AM PST by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Incorrigible
When the Clinton's shoot their lawyer, he stays dead.

Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark! One of the best comments I've read here in weeks.

28 posted on 02/19/2006 9:40:03 AM PST by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bubba's comments about the Bush Administration's "secrecy" is rich...

But will "adopted" Bush son Billy Clinton be disinvited for Sunday dinner today?

29 posted on 02/19/2006 9:42:36 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: F16Fighter
But will "adopted" Bush son Billy Clinton be disinvited for Sunday dinner today?
H.W. is protecting the ex-president's club by bolstering Clinton in public. Unfortunately, this is being used to advance the Hillary '08 agenda. Bill is a sociopath...Hillary is a psychopath. The Bush family would do well to stay away from both of them.

 

30 posted on 02/19/2006 9:46:55 AM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Sub-Driver

HEY!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Willy!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,STFU!


31 posted on 02/19/2006 9:48:45 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Sub-Driver
Right Bill.

This administration is very secretive, unlike yours.

Willard hypocrisy mocking ---off----

32 posted on 02/19/2006 9:49:43 AM PST by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: Sub-Driver

All I have to say is "Remember Vince Foster". Talk about secrecy. Sheesh.


33 posted on 02/19/2006 9:50:55 AM PST by Rapscallion (Democrats: Supporting the conquest of America since VietNam.)
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To: peyton randolph
"H.W. is protecting the ex-president's club by bolstering Clinton in public. Unfortunately, this is being used to advance the Hillary '08 agenda. Bill is a sociopath...Hillary is a psychopath. The Bush family would do well to stay away from both of them."

Correctamundo on ALL counts, but the elitist skull and bones' allegiance is to...themselves.

Btw, imagine Reagan palling around with Jimmy Carter??

How much respect would we have lost for the Gipper?

34 posted on 02/19/2006 9:52:34 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Incorrigible

"When the Clinton's shoot their lawyer, he stays dead."
ROFLMAO...


35 posted on 02/19/2006 9:53:18 AM PST by EASYACES (Ignorance is curable, but stupidity is forever)
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To: YaYa123
You got that right....mind boggling for sure! The aggravation for me is when Clinton makes comments like this, and no reporter, or anchor, or late night comic, or talking head, or editor, will crucify him, or at least ridicule him, for his monumental "sociopathic chutzpah".

Exactly! How he has the nerve to even speak out on this is beyond me. If we had an honest D.C. press corps, this would have stopped a long time ago as they would have outed both Clintons instead of wearing kneepads for both.

36 posted on 02/19/2006 9:53:34 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Throw out OK's Governor DoLittle in 2006! Allen in 2008!)
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To: FreeLuna

OMG..I can't believe any Clinton would have the nerve to critique the "secrecy" of any other Administration. Of course, this wouldn't even be possible if not for the collaboration with the MSM. After all, these are the same people who sat quietly by as "they" witnessed one of the most outrageous purges in American history.
There has never been a more secretive administration than that which Hillary belonged. From the DA Massacre, which replaced all the US Attorneys, to the purges of Inspector Generals and department heads, Bill Clinton created one of the most impenetrable walls of protection that any president had ever erected. Heck, they ruined a mans reputation and career (Billy Dale) simply because Hillary wanted one of her trusted friends at the Travel Office.

From billing records to FBI files to campaign finance fraud to Richardson and IRS abuse (another Hillary confidante) to every frickin' scandal-"gate" under the sun, the Clintons were immersed in secrets and corruption. You had an AG who was routinely threatened with Contempt of Congress because she refused to turn over relevant documents that Congress was investigating. Whether it was numerous witnesses who "just couldn't recall" or those 100+ who fled the country to avoid testifying...this was the most secret and corrupt administration in history.

I truly believe that Monica-gate became the media's scandal dejour simply because it took these other more serious issues of the front page...and they thought they could easily beat it. It is disgusting to watch the media and libs try and routinely create scandals from benign incidents under Bush, while they deliberately ignored and marginalized those much more serious incidents under Clinton.


37 posted on 02/19/2006 9:56:46 AM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, we knew that "Culture of corruption" must have been the #1 term to emerge from focus group testing. Now we know that the #2 phrase was "enormous penchant for secrecy". Unfortunately for the Democrats this one won't fly either.


38 posted on 02/19/2006 9:57:01 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Sub-Driver
We all know he is working for the witch..Both are the same,dangerous..
39 posted on 02/19/2006 9:58:32 AM PST by Beth528
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To: Sub-Driver

The only strong reaction was from the press....most of America went on with their lives


40 posted on 02/19/2006 10:00:13 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Incorrigible
When the Clinton's shoot their lawyer, he stays dead.

LOL! That's a winner.

41 posted on 02/19/2006 10:00:55 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We have people quite often who are shot in quail incidents, so I didn't feel the need to get into the pile-on," Clinton said Sunday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Two thinhgs here. Bubba implies he's above trashing Cheney, WHILE he's trashing Cheney.

Second, there isn't a pile Clinton wouldn't like to join...

42 posted on 02/19/2006 10:04:58 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Sub-Driver

And after Clinton told Georgie that "...the administration has an enormous penchant for secrecy for not telling anybody anything about anything", Georgie said, "I guess from your own experience of keeping your relationship with Monica a secret from your wife, the media, and America, you know what you speak of?" And Clinton responded...

I wish!


43 posted on 02/19/2006 10:05:38 AM PST by dmw
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To: Beth528

You acared the hell out of me. Don't do that without a warning.


44 posted on 02/19/2006 10:06:57 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Maceman
Sometimes I think Bill Clinton was put on this earth purely to annoy me with the breadth and depth of his sociopathic chutzpah.

You are not alone in this.

I find that low-life so annoying that if the History Channel is running anything with him in it I hit the mute button or change the channel.

I refuse to hear the words of Slick Willy.

45 posted on 02/19/2006 10:09:54 AM PST by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Beth528

That is funnnnnnnnny! I laughted and laughed looking at that picture. Then I had a nightmare...it really could happen! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

You are good!


46 posted on 02/19/2006 10:15:02 AM PST by dmw
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To: Doctor Raoul

What do you think it did to me when I opened the email with that thing staring me in the face..LOL!I will warn you next time...maybe...


47 posted on 02/19/2006 10:17:06 AM PST by Beth528
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To: Sub-Driver
"...deny, deny, deny."

Yep. More words of wisdom from the long-haired hippy freak draft-dodging rapist.
48 posted on 02/19/2006 10:17:25 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

And I wonder why after the Lott/Thurmond incident, the reporting of Byrd's last lynching wasn't reported in a timely expose?


49 posted on 02/19/2006 10:17:44 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (God http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/12/28/healthscience/sneinstein.php)
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To: Incorrigible
"When the Clinton's shoot their lawyer, he stays dead."


and the secret is kept!!

50 posted on 02/19/2006 10:18:58 AM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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