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I'm boss, Hil tells Bill
NY Daily News ^ | 3/21/06 | KENNETH R. BAZINET

Posted on 03/21/2006 4:12:25 AM PST by mslee

Senator's word is now 'final,' says the ex-Prez

WASHINGTON - After being surprised by her husband's role in the Dubai ports deal, Sen. Hillary Clinton has insisted that Bill Clinton give her "final say" over what he says and does, well-placed sources said. The former President agreed to give his wife a veto to avoid his habit of making controversial headlines that could hurt her chances of returning to the White House, multiple sources told the Daily News.

"He knows it's Hillary's time now," said an adviser close to both Clintons who expects to play a key role in her likely 2008 presidential campaign.

Hillary Clinton's handlers are keeping a close rein on the former President's schedule to try to prevent another embarrassing screwup like their competing roles in the Dubai ports deal.

While she was blasting the Bush administration for allowing Dubai to run six of the country's ports, he was advising Dubai on how to sell the deal.

"Hillary has final say," said the adviser, and the ex-President's staff has been warned not to do or say anything without running it by the senator's handlers.

"That was true in the White House during the [2000] Senate campaign," recalled another longtime aide who stayed close to the ex-President after he left office. "If he said the sky was blue and she said the sky was purple, then the sky was purple."

Hillary Clinton's aides denied that her husband's comments have been a liability but concede she is calling the shots.

"Since she got elected five years ago and given their hectic schedules, it is more interesting how little there has been of this," said the senator's campaign spokeswoman Ann Lewis, referring to their contradictory statements.

"She is the elected official. She makes the ultimate decisions," Lewis said.

Bill Clinton's spokesman Jay Carson added, "Anyone who says he is doing everything he can to help her get reelected is absolutely right."

The Hillary camp recognizes the 42nd President's enormous political value to her race for the White House.

To boost his spouse's Oval Office bid, the former President is hosting several get-togethers around the country with ex-staffers and is planning some regional town hall meeting and panel discussions to talk about success stories from what Hillary Clinton likes to call "our administration."

Bill Clinton will cite expanding the earned income tax credit and balancing the federal budget, Clinton insiders say. He's also a star attraction at fund-raisers for his wife.

Still, the senator's advisers are trying to put a muzzle on her husband's more controversial comments and actions that have hindered her effort to paint herself as a national security hawk - a crucial part of her political makeover.

The Dubai port controversy was the latest episode that allowed her critics to charge she was being politically duplicitous. Because of their contrasting actions, the Clintons were lampooned by conservatives, and Hillary Clinton faded away as a leading voice of criticism for the ports deal.

The ex-President also sent his spokesman as well as his wife's handlers scrambling when he lashed out at President Bush during a speech in Dubai last November, saying the Iraq war was "a big mistake." Hillary Clinton has supported the war.

Bill Clinton jokingly admits he's a liability. "It's fun to be able to say what you want, and I do that, but I do try to avoid doing anything that complicates Hillary's life," he says in a now-routine line in his public remarks.

The senator's camp knows, however, when it's politically prudent to put her near her husband, like when they visited victims of Hurricane Katrina, the funeral for Coretta Scott King and in Israel at the anniversary of the assassination of Mideast peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bill; clintons; dpworld; hilary; hillary; port; x42
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1 posted on 03/21/2006 4:12:27 AM PST by mslee
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To: mslee
Love the front cover. lol
2 posted on 03/21/2006 4:16:17 AM PST by mslee
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To: mslee

If she wins, do you think they'll bring back the furniture?


3 posted on 03/21/2006 4:18:05 AM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: mslee
"Since she got elected five years ago and given their hectic schedules, it is more interesting how little there has been of this,"

Is this referring to the Clinton marriage?

4 posted on 03/21/2006 4:18:08 AM PST by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: mslee
"Hillary has final say,"

...Until the next time.

5 posted on 03/21/2006 4:18:29 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Criticize me if you want but just don't circumsize me any more.)
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To: mslee

These people just need to go away. Can you imagine how much longer they will be in the news? Regardless of whether HRC gets the Dem nomination and worse, she is probably set to be senator for life from NY. I can hardly stand the thought.


6 posted on 03/21/2006 4:18:47 AM PST by babaloo
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To: mslee
How could anyone vote for a woman that treats a man in such a subservient way.
7 posted on 03/21/2006 4:19:02 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: mslee

And this is supposedly news? Hill has always been the boss. The only time Bill is in charge is when he's in bed with another woman...which explains a lot.


8 posted on 03/21/2006 4:19:26 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: mslee

Just keep throwing bimbos at him, Hillary, and he'll be too busy to cause you any trouble. Heck, you can even claim victimhood by leaking one of the affairs and then divorcing the mutt.


9 posted on 03/21/2006 4:20:36 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: mslee
I suppose Hillie's people think having her pegged a bleep-buster is going to help with women voters who think she's let Bubba get away with too much?

If that's the calculation, I think they blew it.

10 posted on 03/21/2006 4:21:07 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mslee
"It's Hillary time!"
11 posted on 03/21/2006 4:21:42 AM PST by Solamente
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To: mslee

12 posted on 03/21/2006 4:22:54 AM PST by Beth528
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To: mslee

Wasn't she always the boss?


13 posted on 03/21/2006 4:23:57 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: SouthernFreebird
Or, a man that would treat his wife like William the Zipper does?
14 posted on 03/21/2006 4:23:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: mslee
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15 posted on 03/21/2006 4:24:01 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: maggief

Where are the cankles? We want cankles!


16 posted on 03/21/2006 4:25:58 AM PST by elcid1970
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17 posted on 03/21/2006 4:28:05 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: mslee
This just proves that she does not believe in FREE SPEACH
18 posted on 03/21/2006 4:31:06 AM PST by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: mslee
"If he said the sky was blue and she said the sky was purple, then the sky was purple."

I say "The sky is Purple. You must repeat "The Sky is Purple" because you must obey me or I will do to you what I have had to do to Bill!

/Sarcasm OFF

19 posted on 03/21/2006 4:31:52 AM PST by sr4402
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To: mewzilla

Ann Lewis still still HissyfitHillary handler?
Upchuck.


20 posted on 03/21/2006 4:31:55 AM PST by BARLF
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To: BARLF
I think she's still with Hillie. I'm not sure who cooked this up.

But it ain't gonna play well in the red bits. With either gender.

21 posted on 03/21/2006 4:34:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mslee

This guy couldn't even control himself when his own job and the Country's dignity was on the line. You think he'll have any better luck mastering his passions when it's only wife's career at risk. Come on, he's a scorpion, it's what he does.


22 posted on 03/21/2006 4:35:05 AM PST by joebuck
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To: joebuck

And the two of 'em remind me of a pair of scorpions in a bottle...


23 posted on 03/21/2006 4:35:57 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: maggief

I believe that's the first time I've ever seen someone wear support hose with their jogging shorts. :)


24 posted on 03/21/2006 4:35:58 AM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: mslee

Huh? How can a newspaper afford a FULL COLOR COVER?


25 posted on 03/21/2006 4:36:37 AM PST by PJ-Comix ((Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: mslee
Now what was that dollar figure these two pocketed from that "terrorist nation"???? Could be said Hillry has conflicted interests...
26 posted on 03/21/2006 4:36:45 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Mia T

I feel a Mia T special on this coming soon.


27 posted on 03/21/2006 4:37:51 AM PST by PJ-Comix ((Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: mslee

Run Hillary Run!


28 posted on 03/21/2006 4:37:58 AM PST by PGalt
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To: LaineyDee
I believe that's the first time I've ever seen someone wear support hose with their jogging shorts. :)

She should have used a jock strap. ;)
29 posted on 03/21/2006 4:44:11 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: PGalt
Run Hillary Run!

Indeed...


30 posted on 03/21/2006 4:47:36 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
LOL. Perfect.

Another suggestion: ****-Busters for Hillary!

31 posted on 03/21/2006 4:49:00 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mslee
C'mon all you 'news' guys, everybody knows ol' Bill's got at least one squeeze hidden somewhere. He's not tappin' Ms. BARF-O-RAMA Hillary for sure and he can't do without for more than a few days. So, why doesn't some enterprising reporter put a tail on Willie and get the babe's name and picture??

HMMMM, maybe Hill put the word on the street, any bimbo eruptions and the leaker goes to Ft. Marcy Park to feed the pigeons!
32 posted on 03/21/2006 4:51:00 AM PST by Shooter1001
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To: mslee
Hillary and Bill Clinton are such strange and bizarre people that it's amazing anyone pays attention to them.

So many people can't stand either one of them I'm amazed that anyone seriously thinks that Hillary Clinton could ever be president. They are pushing a "sequel" that nobody but the media wants to see.

33 posted on 03/21/2006 4:52:06 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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To: maggief

Glenn Beck in drag?


34 posted on 03/21/2006 4:54:13 AM PST by jdm
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To: mewzilla
mewzilla, I think ( and fear ) America's pennance for electing and then compounding the error for re-electing Little Big Fraud ( see tagline ) will be to forever have both Clintons in our faces...

~shudder!~

35 posted on 03/21/2006 4:54:39 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)...)
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To: mslee

"After being surprised by her husband's role in the Dubai ports deal, Sen. Hillary Clinton..."

Right out of the gate, the story begins on this big lie.

Hard to read any further when the first sentence is not truthful.

She was not surprised.


36 posted on 03/21/2006 4:55:18 AM PST by jdm
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To: maggief

Hillie's shouting,

"No photos! No photos! Not the cankles! Guards!! Hey, that one's got a gun!!"


37 posted on 03/21/2006 4:56:30 AM PST by elcid1970
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To: mslee
"Sen. Hillary Clinton has insisted that Bill Clinton give her "final say" over what he says and does, well-placed sources said."

A socialist control freak will never win a Presidential election.
38 posted on 03/21/2006 4:58:58 AM PST by jdm
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To: mslee
"Sen. Hillary Clinton has insisted that Bill Clinton give her "final say" over what he says and does, well-placed sources said."

So much for free speech.

Her excuse will be something along the lines of: "Well, how many of you are running for President, who have a spouse who is an ex-President?"
39 posted on 03/21/2006 5:00:39 AM PST by jdm
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To: Just mythoughts

When it comes to money the bag team will play both sides.

Last season working the CHICOMS. This season its the Arabs.


40 posted on 03/21/2006 5:01:23 AM PST by TUX
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To: backhoe
Well, if Hilliary runs, I look at it as a good thing :)

It'll be a chance for the US to exorcise the Toons from the American body politic for once and for all.

41 posted on 03/21/2006 5:07:38 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mslee
Every night before I go to bed, I pray that the dims will nominate Shrillary as their candidate. The Conservative and Republican base would be energized like never before, and even those sitting on the fence who normally wouldn't vote Republican would be so thoroughly revulsed by the possibility of these two self-serving con artists occupying the White House once again that they would pull the R lever instead.

Please dims - NOMINATE SHRILLARY! I BEG YOU!!
42 posted on 03/21/2006 5:09:00 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: TUX

"When it comes to money the bag team will play both sides.

Last season working the CHICOMS. This season its the Arabs."


Yes, but their biggest score has been the American people. They have ripped us off coming and going.


43 posted on 03/21/2006 5:10:45 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: mslee

No news here. Hillary has always been the boss.


44 posted on 03/21/2006 5:12:18 AM PST by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: mslee

Sen. Hillary Clinton has insisted that Bill Clinton give her "final say" over what he says and does, well-placed sources said.

Hillary Clinton's handlers are keeping a close rein on the former President's schedule to try to prevent another embarrassing screwup...

"Hillary has final say," said the adviser, and the ex-President's staff has been warned not to do or say anything without running it by the senator's handlers.

"If he said the sky was blue and she said the sky was purple, then the sky was purple."

Still, the senator's advisers are trying to put a muzzle on her husband's more controversial comments and actions...

Maybe justice has been done after all, LOL.

45 posted on 03/21/2006 5:12:52 AM PST by ml1954
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To: mslee

Have Bonnie and Clyde returned the White House silverware,yet?


46 posted on 03/21/2006 5:14:04 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (Americans need to remember Osama's "strong horse" -"weak horse" analogy. Let's stop acting weak.)
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To: maggief

Whenever I see that picture, my first reaction is, "What's Ellen Degeneres doing on this thread?"

47 posted on 03/21/2006 5:15:24 AM PST by Shalom Israel (Actually, it's all done with mirrors.)
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To: joebuck
This guy couldn't even control himself when his own job and the Country's dignity was on the line. You think he'll have any better luck mastering his passions when it's only wife's career at risk.

Seriously, I think there's more on the line for him now than ever before.

Think serious 'October surprise'. Who wouldn't vote for a widow?

48 posted on 03/21/2006 5:17:40 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (REAL men vote Republican)
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To: mslee

New 'Hillary' Stamp Investigated

Hillary3 The creation of the stamp honoring Hillary Clinton for her work as First Lady by the United States Postal Service has been investigated by a panel of experts.

The panel was empowered after numerous complaints of 'non-adhesion',  or not sticking to envelopes, were received by Sen. Clinton's (D-NY) New York office.

After careful study it was determined the stamp's adhesive met industry standards and was applied properly.

It was then determined that people were spitting on the wrong side

 

 


49 posted on 03/21/2006 5:25:16 AM PST by Fintan (Hey, you can't make this stuff up.)
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This line say it all - a crucial part of her political makeover.

The Clinton's are like a street play; the characters change on which ever corner they give their act. Does anyone doubt that Mrs. Clinton didn’t know about Dubai and the ex-rapists involvement? Just as she claimed she didn’t know about Monica – all was fine until he got caught………………..

That they are both still in power in this country is criminal, America can do better than the Clintons. Don't re-elect her New York!

NO TO HILLARY
and
BILL

50 posted on 03/21/2006 5:29:27 AM PST by yoe ("If the enemy is in range, so are you.")
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